Mar 28, 2013
The Kyoto Shimbun News
White-Walled Tradesmen's Houses at Hachiman-bori
A commercial facility for tourists named "Hachiman-bori Ishi-datami no Komichi" or stone-flagged street at the Hachiman-bori moat, opened on the banks of the moat, a tourist attraction, in Osugi-cho, Omihachiman City.
Record set for instruments played
Japan Herald Thursday 14th July, 2011 OTSU, Shiga Pref. - Locals in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, have set a new world record by playing 181 kinds of instruments in a musical performance.
The State News
Students affected by earthquake in Japan
The Japan that Yoichi Hirose is coming home to isn't the one he left a year ago.
Battle Creek Enquirer
Impact of Japan tsunami/quake will be felt in Michigan
The earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan will be felt in Michigan, home to about 10,000 Japanese nationals and 484 Japanese businesses employing more than 32,000 people.
Lansing State Journal
MSU officials confirm 7 MSU students in Japan are safe
Seven Michigan State University students who are studying at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, based in Hikone, Japan, have all checked in and are safe, said a university spokeswoman.