Prizes presented to athletes participated at the Athens Olympics
27 September 2004
Kyoto City decided to present athletes, associated with Kyoto, who participated in the 28th Olympics held in Athens last month with prizes such as the Kyoto City Sport Honorable PrizeEand the Kyoto City Professional Sport Special AwardE The athletes included are the gold medal winner of the womens marathon, Mizuki Noguchi, and Yousuke Tomita and Daisuke Nakano from the mens gymnastics team. Prizes will be presented at a Kyoto City Government Ceremony to be held on October 15th.
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Sport Promotion Section:
Opening of Graduate School Joint SatelliteEat Campus Plaza Kyoto
27 September 2004
Kyoto City will open a Graduate School Joint SatelliteEon the 6th Floor of Campus Plaza Kyoto, located at Kyoto station. This is a new business based on Plan for the Promotion of Kyoto-- Exciting City of Universities Eestablished in April, and is to open a satellite classroom for Universities and Junior Colleges that are members of the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, conveniently located at Kyoto Station. It will be open on weekends and nights, with a curriculum available for working professionals, and is intended to provide advanced and specialized education for both students and professionals.
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Project Promotions Office:
Holding of Kyoto Creation Promotion ForumE
21 September 2004
Kyoto is famous for its scenic beauty and historical cityscapes filled with temples, shrines, and town houses. The Japanese culture and tradition still lives in this city. Kyoto is a treasure to Japan.
The City has deployed various activities in order to protect Kyoto as sovereign property. As part of this activity, the City will hold the Kyoto Creation Promotion ForumE This is based on the Kyoto Creation Proposal as part of the national strategyEsubmitted by the Kyoto Creation Council in June 2003, and aims to discuss topics such as the beauty of the Japanese culture, the necessity for proposals and implementation, and the roles the people and Government must fulfill concerning the culture, landscape, and tourism. Participants include Takeshi Umehara, representative of the Kyoto Creation 100 Person Committee, and Shuji Takashina, caretaker of the Committee.
The Forum will take place on Thursday, October 14th from one thirty at the Gion Koubu Kaburenjyo in Higashiyama-ku Gion-machi. Admission to the first 800 people.Participation is free.
Please contact the following by mail or FAX by Thursday, September 30th with the name, address, phone number, and number of people (maximum of two people) to request participation:
Address : 604-8571 Kyoto City Policy and Planning Section FAX 075-212-2902
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Policy and Planning Section:
Constituting Ordinance on Endorsing Barrier-Free BuildingsE/font>
21 September 2004
The City constituted the Ordinance on Endorsing Barrier-Free BuildingsEwhich will be enforced starting October 1st. This Ordinance was constituted to improve buildings, and to further accessible for the elderly, handicapped, and all citizens utilizing the buildings.
Specifically, the regulation requires discussions with the City before construction work and inspection after completion, and there will be penalties if violated. Furthermore, there will be measures taken to instruct and advise existing buildings.
Hereafter, the City will operate under and implement this ordinance, in order to insure the safety of the people and city.
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Urban Planning Department Guidance Division:
Miyako Childrens Saturday JukuEStarts
13 September 2004
Kyoto City started the Miyako Childrens Saturday JukuE Field activities, traditional and cultural experiences, and volunteer activities, are to be held on weekends and summer vacation, to provide an environment distinctively KyotoEfor children to learn and grow. Currently, we are soliciting businesses children can be involved in. We are distributing informational magazines which introduce the details at the Information Bureau of City Hall, the Ward Office and Branch Offices.
In addition, a festival celebrating the establishment of the Miyako Childrens Saturday JukuEwill be held on Saturday, September 18th from nine thirty, targeting elementary and junior high students, at the General Education Center on Shimogyo-ku Kawaramachi Bukkouji Nishi-iru. Classes in Kitsuke and cooking may be taken.
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Home Regional Education Support Section:
The Third Public Relations Poster Marvels of Kyoto SeriesEPrinted
13 September 2004
Kyoto City publishes a municipal public relations poster Marvels of Kyoto SeriesEin order to enlighten a wide range of people about the charms and marvels of Kyoto with impressive designs and slogans. The third poster of the series is currently on display in Kyoto city buses, subways, train stations, post offices, and JR Tokai/Nishi Nihon locations. There are never before seen images of the interior of Kinkakuji temple, set as a backdrop for featured Kyoto native actress Tabata Tomoko. We hope to continue our effort to promote the beauty and essence of Kyoto to our citizens, the nation and to the world
For more information, please contact the Public Relations Department:
School Excursion Awareness and Advisory CenterEEstablished
6 September 2004
Kyoto Mayor Masumoto established a national first,School Excursion Awareness and Advisory BoardE in accordance with the fall School Excursion season. This has been founded as part of an effort to welcome all traveling students. Through this Advisory Center, students will have access to information for over 30 locations such as shopping centers, hotels, and cultural sight-seeing locations as a guide to their travel. The Center will also provide support services in the case of emergencies or accidents and other problems. We are working towards expanding these services to the Higashiyama, Arashiyama, and Sagano areas with the goal of having a safe city for school excursions.
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Tourism Promotion Section :
English and Chinese Medical Translation for the Municipal Hospital
6 September 2004
Starting tomorrow, the 7th of September, the City of Kyoto and the Kyoto City International Foundation will have English and Chinese medical interpretation capabilities at the municipal hospital. These are services that will be available every Tuesday from 8AM to 11:30AM for non-Japanese speaking patients so that they can comfortably communicate with doctors and receive proper medical care. In addition, Wednesday and Friday translators are available by reservation. This service is free of charge. In an increasingly global society that we live in, our aim is to continue striving for a comfortable and secure community in the city of Kyoto.
For more information, please contact the Kyoto City Internationalization Promotion Office: