A topic exhibition will be held which is entitled: “Let’s think about the ancient tools”


2021/12/21 Tuesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

There will be an exhibition of tools used in daily life that changed after the entry of culture and materials brought from Europe to Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Era in 1868.

  1. Period: January 4, 2022 (Tuesday) until February 13 (Sunday), closed every Monday. If Monday is a public holiday, the museum will close the next day.
  2. Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm (entry will be allowed until 30 minutes before closing time)
  3. Location: Mie General Museum (MieMu) 3F Special Exhibition Hall (Kikaku Tenji-shitsu)
  4. Entrance fee: Adults: ¥520, Students: ¥310, High school students and younger: Free

Related events: Entry to events 1 and 2 below will be free.

  1. Mini-lecture and presentation on how to use the tools
  • Content: Museum curators will explain the main points of the exhibition and how to use tools that are now considered as rare.
  • Date: January 10 (Monday) to February 11, 2022 (Friday), from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Location Classroom (lecture room) on the third floor
  • Maximum capacity: 54 people daily (booking on site will be in order of arrival)
  1. Let’s make clear soaps to get rid of the coronavirus! (pre-registration required)
  • Contents: Learn the secrets of how to make soap effective in fighting infections.
  • Date: February 13, 2022 (Sunday), from 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm (each session will last approximately 1 hour)
  • Location: Experiment room (jisshu-shitsu) on the second floor
  • Maximum capacity: 24 people each session
  • How to register: Complete the online application or send a letter by January 23, 2022 (Sunday)

*Fill out the online form using the following link: https://www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/MieMu/84927046739.htm

* Register by letter (Oufuku Hagaki – 往復はがき)

〒514-0061 Mie-ken Tsu-shi Isshinden Kozubeta 3060
Mie Prefectural Museum “Soap Workshop” Section (Mie General Museum – MieMu) Sekken Workshop-gakari (三重県総合博物館「せっけんワークショップ」係)

* Please note that if there are a large number of applicants, a lottery of participants will be held.

Contact (in Japanese only).

Mieken Sougo Hakubutsukan (三重県総合博物館) – MieMu

Tsu-shi Isshinden Kozubeta 3060

TEL: 059-228-2283

Extension of Period and Change in Registration Procedures for Free PCR Tests to Fight the Coronavirus

2021/12/21 Tuesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


There is a lot of movement of people during the New Year holidays.  Therefore, the government will extend the registration period for PCR testing until February 10, 2022 (Thursday) so that more residents can receive the test.

Stands will also be placed inside commercial establishments, etc., for the distribution of test kits.

However, negative test certificates will not be provided.

  1. Period of registration

Until February 10, 2022 (Thursday)

*Limit of up to 1 test per month for each applicane

  1. Target persons

Asymptomatic people who reside, work or study in Mie

Asymptomatic people planning to come to Mie

*People who have symptoms of fever, cough, etc. will not be able to receive the test.

  1. Procedures
  • About the test

PCR testing with saliva

  • Test fee


  • How to take the test

Register for the test on the homepage

Receive the kit (possible to receive at your home, place of work or other establishments, or at the booths)

The applicant himself must remove the sample (saliva) on his own

Put the test kit in the mailbox in the established manner

Samples will be analyzed by medical institutions

The results will be sent to the applicant’s home or workplace and other establishments.

  1. How to register
  • Register through the homepage (in Japanese only).

For the general public: http://www.mwt-mice.com/events/miepcrtest

For offices and establishments with more than 10 people expected to take the test: https://www.mwt-mice.com/events/miepcrtest-office/login

*Offices and establishments with less than 10 people can register using the form for the general public.

  • It is also possible to register at booths installed in commercial establishments

The locations and dates the booths will be installed will be informed on the homepage 1 week before the installation day.


*An identity confirmation will be made when the test kits are distributed at the booths, so bring your driver’s license or other identity document with you.

  • It is also possible to register by FAX and mail. For more details, consult the office.
  1. Contact

Shingata Coronavirus Kansen-sho Kakudai Boushi ni Muketa Muryo PCR Kensa Jigyo Jimukyoku

TEL: 059-213-3810 (In Japanese only)

Operating hours: from 10 am to 5:30 pm

(*They will also operate on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Except between January 1st, Saturday, and January 3rd, Monday)

  1. Remarks
  • If you test positive, you will receive referral from medical institutions. Make an appointment online or over the phone (no medical expenses required).
  • Even if you test negative, it does not completely prove that you are not infected with the coronavirus, so continue to adhere to preventative measures.

Free PCR test flyer