At PCs in Chuo Public Hall and 12 regional public halls, civil, prefectural, municipal,
town and village data can be accessed through the Prefectural Lifelong Studies Center's
(Maebashi) database network, the Prefectural Lifelong Studies Information System.
The network has 16,836 entries (as of September 15, 1992), divided into 12 categories -
talented persons, groups/organizations, businesses, institutions, field observation,
displays, schools, qualifications, independent study, educational materials, documents,
and information sources.
Data currently comes from 31 cities, towns and villages, including Kiryuu, Takazaki,
Ota, Numata, and Iibayashi, and two organizations, the Prefectural General Fitness Center
in Maebashi and the Tone Numata Audiovisual Library.
In 1992, data on prefectural sports instructors and facilities was added to the system
and sports information was made more complete. Although Kiryuu City had previously linked
Central Public Hall with 12 other public halls via the Local Databank Network, which is
connected to the Prefectural Lifelong Studies Center system, the 'Lifelong Studies
Information Guide (Lifelong Studies Databank) - instructors and organizations edition',
including sports, was added to the City system in 1992.
Whether up-to-date information on city cultural and sports events - in strong demand by
city residents - can be made available is being examined.