Mie Prefectural Art Museum Special Exhibition “Hisui Sugiura – Design that Opens up the Era”

三重県立美術館企画展「杉浦非水 時代をひらくデザイン」を開催します

2021/11/12 Friday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

A large retrospective exhibition of Hisui Sugiura (杉浦非水), 1866-1965, known as the pioneer of modern design in Japan, will be held at the Mie Art Museum (Mie Kenritsu Bijutsukan – 三重県立美術館).

  1. Period

November 23, 2021 (Tuesday, holiday) to November 30, 2022 (Sunday)

  1. Exhibition hours
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm (admission allowed until 4:30 pm)
  2. Closed days
    Every Monday (except January 10th)

New Year’s Holiday (December 29th to January 3rd)

January 11th (Tuesday)

  1. Entrance fee
    Adults: ¥1,000 (¥800)

Students: ¥800 (¥600)

High school students or below: Free

*The price shown in the parentheses is the price for advance purchases or discounted for group bookings of 20 or more people.

*The group discount rate will only be available on the third Monday of each month (December 19th and January 16th)

*Students must show the student passbook, student ID, etc.

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Mie Prefectural Art Museum (Mie Kenritsu Bijutsukan – 三重県立美術館)

〒514-0007 Tsu-shi Otani-cho 11

TEL: 059-227-2100 (In Japanese only)


Confiscation of property for defaulters of the provincial tax in November and December

2021/11/12 Friday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


The taxes that citizens pay are used for the benefit of society.  Taxes must be paid within the specified period.  Most people contribute within the period, so it’s unfair to have people who does not pay their taxes.

For this reason, the province applies punishments based on the constitution for people who have not paid provincial taxes even though they have assets and income (in Japanese, these people are considered “tainousha”).

The province has defined the “Inspection Months for Confiscation of Assets” for November and December, and the province’s 8 Tax Offices will carry out the confiscation punishments.

Various assets such as wages, debts, savings and deposits, life insurance, financial securities, automobiles, real estate and many others are targets of confiscation.

Regarding the confiscation of automobiles, there are cases where it will be necessary to put locks on the wheels so that the car will not be used.  Confiscated cars and property will be sold at Internet auctions, and will be attributed to unpaid taxes.

There are also cases where it will be necessary to conduct an investigation for the confiscation if any property is found.

The months of intensification of inspection for the confiscation of assets are only November and December, but the authorities will continue to seize assets in other seasons.

Mie’s government asks citizens to pay taxes as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.

If you are having difficulty communicating in Japanese, make an appointment with MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie.

TEL: 080-3300-8077

(Assistance in several languages)

Monday to Friday and Sundays (closed on Saturdays and public holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm


 The Main Provincial Taxes Charged by the Provincial Tax Office (Ken’ei Jimusho): Vehicle tax, Individual Property tax, Property Acquisition tax, etc.

Number of Seizures Executed for Fiscal Year 2020: 3.147

Contact Information

Department of Tax Revenue of Mie General Affairs Section (Mie-ken Soumu-bu Zeishu Kakuho-ka)

TEL: 059-224-2131