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The 21th Starry Sky Town, Blue Sky Town National Conference held in Shizuoka City

September 25, 2009

The Starry Sky Town, Blue Sky Town National Conference aims to deepen the awareness towards the preservation of clean air, and to foster local revitalization through environmental features. This annual event has been held since FY 1988, and this year marks its twenty-first.

In FY 2009, the Conference will be hosted by the Ministry of the Environment, Shizuoka Prefecture, and the Starry Sky Town, Blue Sky Town Council on the 3th of October in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where it will welcome Princess Takamado. At the Conference, the Minister of the Environment Prize will be awarded to those groups and individuals who demonstrated outstanding performances educating on or promoting clean air preservation.

1. Date: Saturday, October 3th, 2009
2. Place: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
3. Host Organization: the Ministry of the Environment, Shizuoka Prefecture, the Starry Sky Town, Blue Sky Town Council
4. Host City: Shizuoka City
5. Theme: The sky that Galileo saw in the next 100 years - International Year of Astronomy, 2009
6. Special Guest: Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado
7. Participants: the Minister of the Environment, the governor of Shizuoka Prefecture, the mayor of Shizuoka City, the members of the Starry Sky Town, Blue Sky Town Council, and other non state parties or individuals, etc.


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