Sato promoted the policy of favoring local contractors over those outside the prefecture in placing orders for prefectural
public works projects, the sources said.
The Osaka prefectural
government has signed an agreement to guarantee new loans of some 39.
Upon receiving the petition, Ishikawa will submit a bill on holding a plebiscite to a prefectural
assembly session to convene Friday, prefectural
government officials said, adding the bill will be accompanied by a paper stating his views on the issue.
The government intends to approve a plan by the Aomori prefectural
government to impose a nuclear fuel tax on an atomic power plant under construction by Tohoku Electric Power Co.
The Hokkaido prefectural
government decided Thursday to seek a delay in testing dead cows aged 2 or older for mad cow disease as required under a special law entering into force next April.
Hokkaido International Airlines, a troubled airline better known as Air Do, announced Wednesday its new management under President Michimasu Ishiko, a former senior bureaucrat at the Hokkaido prefectural
Takaji Uchiyama, a veteran Shizuoka prefectural
assembly member and influential Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politician in Shizuoka, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of receiving 1 million yen in bribe from a garbage disposal operator in return for getting lesser penalty over illegal dumping.
A committee on police at the Nagano prefectural
assembly on Thursday approved a proposal to appoint as a public safety commissioner a victim of 1994's fatal nerve-gas attack by AUM Shinrikyo in Matsumoto in the prefecture.
The government will allow prefectural
governments to slash by up to 50% taxes on motor vehicles equipped with devices capable of cutting harmful agents in exhaust gases, government officials said Monday.
The first and largest task the new governor should tackle is rehabilitating the prefectural
government's critically ailing finances.
Fukushima Prefecture has decided to postpone the planned introduction Sunday of a prefectural
ordinance sharply raising the local tax on nuclear fuel, prefectural
officials said Saturday.
The Osaka prefectural
government will seek approval Wednesday from the prefectural
assembly for its plan to impose a freeze on a local bank tax, prefectural
government officials said Tuesday.