Mie doctor finds niche in after-hours clinic

Apr 14, 2017

Mie doctor finds niche in after-hours clinic

A 31-year-old doctor is endeavoring to alleviate the problem of emergency room overcrowding in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, by running a night and holiday first-aid clinic. Masashi Ryosetsu opened Ioji Okyu Clinic in November 2015, hoping to stop people from treating hospitals like “a convenience ...

Glitch forces Mie roller coaster to make emergency stop

Apr 3, 2017

Glitch forces Mie roller coaster to make emergency stop

A technical glitch caused a roller coaster in Mie Prefecture to make an emergency stop Monday, the park’s operator said. The operator of Nagashima Spa Land in the city of Kuwana said seven people were riding the eight-seat roller coaster when its safety sensors ...

G-7 summit boosted economy by ¥107 billion, government says

Sep 15, 2016

G-7 summit boosted economy by ¥107 billion, government says

The Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture in May may have boosted demand in the Japanese economy by roughly ¥107 billion, the prefectural government said Wednesday. Leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union gathered ...

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

May 25, 2016

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented. ...