Among cities lies on the Japan Sea, Tsuruga is the most nearest city from the Pacific Ocean. The distance between Tsuruga and Nagoya is only 115 km. Tsuruga and Nagoya are historically close to Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto.
About twenty or so bronze statues - each perhaps four or five feet tall - of characters and scenes from the popular 1970s anime Uchū Senkan Yamato (Space Battleship Yamato or, in the United States, Star Blazers) and Galaxy Express 999 were erected in the city's downtown area in 1999. Though the creator of these shows, Leiji Matsumoto, was born elsewhere, an exhibit of his artwork was held in the city in 1999 as part of the city's 100th anniversary celebration, accompanied by the erection of the statues.
Parliamentary Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Taira Visited Tsuruga City and Mihama Town, Fukui Prefecture
Aug 26, 2013; TOKYO, Japan -- The following information was released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI): Mr....