Jan 6, 2017

Mie man held over chain saw threat against delivery worker

The Mie Prefectural Police arrested a truck driver from Iga on Thursday on suspicion of threatening a delivery firm employee with a chain saw. The police said Kazuki Hasegawa, 27, posted a YouTube video of him threatening an employee at Yamato Transport Co.’s delivery ...

Mar 13, 2016

Iga to become third municipality to recognize same-sex partnerships

The city of Iga, Mie Prefecture, will start recognizing same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage in April, becoming the third local government to address discrimination against sexual minorities. The certificates will be issued starting April 1. Tokyo’s Shibuya and Setagaya wards introduced similar systems ...