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April 2017


"Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto" Event Guide Published

The Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Executive Committee has published the first issue of an Event Guide providing an overview of events in the "Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto" along with information about how people can join the events.

The Event Guide includes not only those hosted by the Kyoto Executive Committee but also many others held until the end of June 2017, such as "KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photography Festival", "Genius Art Museum" as well as projects in Daegu and other cities in Korea. The guide also introduces the opening ceremony of the Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto and includes columns highlighting relations between Kyoto and Eastern Asia.

The guide is distributed at the city hall, ward and branch offices and other public facilities throughout the city.

[Contact] Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Executive Committee (Kyoto City Culture and Art Planning Section): Tel: 075-222-3121



Improvement of the "Kyoto City Homecoming Support Website" and Disaster Prevention Portal Website "Kyoto City Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Website"

The Kyoto City Homecoming Support Website has been improved recently in order to ensure it provides information to a wider-range of people, including international tourists (English, Chinese, Korean and easy Japanese).

At the same time, the Disaster Prevention Portal Website "Kyoto City Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Website" has also become multi-lingual (English, Chinese, Korean and easy Japanese) so that more people living in Kyoto City can receive useful information regarding security and safety.
URL: https://www.bousai-kyoto-city.jp/kitakushien/

[Contact] Kyoto City Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Section: Tel: 075-212-6792



Fee-based Car Sharing Project Using the Fuel Cell Vehicle "MIRAI" Launched

Kyoto City has been working actively on promoting the popularity of "hydrogen energy" which doesn't emit greenhouse effect gas when used and fully expects hydrogen energy to be a major energy source for the future. In August 2016, a new car sharing (car rental) service using city-owned fuel cell vehicles (FCV) was started, the first attempt of its kind in Japan.

In 2017, a vehicle can be rented at reasonable rates, for example, from 5,000 yen for six hours to 46,500 yen for seven days.

[Contact] Kyoto City Global Warming Prevention Section: Tel: 075-222-4555




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