Mie sake brewers vie to be tasted at G-7 banquet

Feb 12, 2016

Mie sake brewers vie to be tasted at G-7 banquet

As the Group of Seven summit that Japan will host in May in Mie Prefecture nears, local sake breweries are hoping the government will select their brand to be used for toasts during the banquet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host at the two-day ...

Ise braces for tourism boom following G-7

Dec 10, 2015

Ise braces for tourism boom following G-7

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On an early weekday afternoon at the shops lined up in front of JR Ise station, business was fairly brisk. Visitors to nearby Ise Shrine stopped off at the numerous souvenir shops, which boast local agricultural products ranging from miso paste and oysters to ...

Sep 30, 2015

High school student held over classmate's stabbing death

Police arrested a senior high school student Tuesday on charges of stabbing an 18-year-old classmate to death in Mie Prefecture on Monday. The male student, also 18, admitted to stabbing his female classmate, Miu Hada, saying he was asked by the girl to kill ...

23 injured after bus, truck collide in Mie Prefecture

Jul 15, 2015

23 injured after bus, truck collide in Mie Prefecture

Twenty-three people were taken to hospitals after a tour bus and a dump truck collided on an expressway and tumbled off it on Tuesday, overturning on the grounds of a tea plantation 2 meters below, police said. The crash in Mie Prefecture occurred at ...

May 28, 2015

Mie Prefecture apologizes over bear attack

Officials in Mie Prefecture have apologized to neighboring Shiga Prefecture after an elderly woman was attacked by a moon bear 6 km from where they released such an animal. The 88-year-old woman from Taga suffered severe injuries including a broken right cheekbone after being ...

Sep 9, 2014

Mie teacher punished for taping boy's mouth shut

Maintaining calm in a classroom may be a tough challenge for many elementary school teachers, but one in Mie Prefecture resorted to the ultimate step to ensure silence — taping a student’s mouth to shut him up. The Mie Prefectural Board of Education on ...