[Tsu] M Festival 2012!

8月5日(日)津市で「M祭 2012!夏だ!そうぶん まるっと大冒険 こどもの祭りはじまるよ! 」 が開催されます

2012/07/06 Friday Seminars and Events


M Festival 2012!


Sunday, August 5


Centro de Artes de Mie


It’s summer and at the Mie Center for the Arts, a grand adventure is about to begin!
Sneak through the underground book vaults!
Leap into the world of science!
Discover the passion of being an inventor by doing crafts!
Embark on a musical journey with the orchestra!
Come and experience a variety of things at the M Festival!Mie Cultural CenterAdmission: Free

Medium Hall

Mie Junior Orchestra Concert

Children’s Orchestra Workshop

Come see a concert! You can also try playing some musical instruments!

Concert begins at: 11:00AM~12:00PM (doors open at 10:30)

Concert length: 60 minutes

Time in the musical instrument area is limited to 5 minutes per person

Concert hall maximum capacity: 780 people

Musical instrument area maximum capacity: 100 people

Due to limited space at the musical instrument area, participants will be asked to take

a numbered ticket to determine order of entry.

Reception room

Let’s draw a great big picture together!

Times: 10:00AM~12:00AM, 1:00PM~4:00PM  (time required: 15 minutes).

Mini Concert and Musical Instrument Corner, Multicultural Booth

Come listen to a concert featuring the Erhu, an instrument known as the “violin of the

east.” You can also learn more about the world’s cultures by playing games at the

Multicultural Booth!

Musical Instrument Corner: 2:00PM ~ 3:00PM

Multicultural Booth: 10:00AM ~4:00PM

Create electricity with your body by riding an electricity generating bicycle!

Electricity generating bicycles will be available for participants to ride!

How many watts can YOU generate? Take the challenge and find out!

Time: 10:00AM~4:00PM (activity duration: 30 seconds)

Test your aim with a fire extinguisher!

Face the target with your fire extinguisher and practice how to put out fires.

How quickly can you knock the target over?

Time: 1:00PM~3:30PM

Maximum capacity: 100 people


Activity duration 5 minutes.

Message to the citizens: Saving Power for a Low Energy Summer

2012/07/06 Friday Seminars and Events

2012年度 「この夏の省エネ・節電の取組について」 ~三重県民 の皆さまへの呼びかけ~

A message to the citizens of Mie Prefecture: Saving Power for a Low Energy Summer

Since the incident caused by the Great Tohoku Earthquake on March 11th 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, there have been worries that this summer we will continue to see power shortages.

On May 18th, the government announced countermeasures to help regulate supply and demand this summer. It has also been decided that between the 2nd of July and 7th of September 2012, Chubu Electric will target a minimum 5% reduction and Kansai Electric a minimum 15% reduction in power consumption from 2010 levels.

In Mie, the prefectural government is continuing its ISO14001 initiative by moving the official start of Cool Biz forward as well as putting other ideas into practice. This summer we are aiming for a 5% reduction in electricity usage compared to the same period two years ago by saving power used by air conditioning and lighting, for example, we have switched to LED lighting.

With difficulties in power supply and demand, prefectural government branches located in areas of Mie supplied by Kansai Electric, who have pledged to reach a fifteen percent reduction in electricity usage in comparison to energy levels two years ago, are doing their best to make sure that in the case of scheduled blackouts being implemented our services for Mie citizens are not affected.

We would like to request that people and businesses living and operating in Mie also adjust their work and lifestyles as they did last summer to help reduce our prefecture’s energy consumption. Specifically, you can help by:

–       Setting air conditioning units to 28 degrees (setting the temperature two degrees higher results in a 10% reduction in power usage)

–       Using bamboo and reed screens over windows (10% reduction)

–       Turning off unnecessary lights (5% reduction)

–       Unplugging electrical items when not in use (2% reduction)

Please take extra care during the peak power usage times: 1pm to 4pm on weekdays.

For those living in areas affected by last year’s flooding in theKiiPeninsularegion, please help within the limits of your means and rebuilding efforts to reduce your energy consumption.

Eikei Suzuki

Governor of MiePrefecture

31st May 2012

saving power