NARA (Kyodo) The town of Heguri, Nara Prefecture, proposed an ordinance Tuesday at the municipal assembly aiming to prevent a woman known as “the noisy old lady” or others from disturbing neighbors, town officials said.

According to the officials, the town has been unable under current laws and ordinances to stop Miyoko Kawahara, a 58-year-old housewife, from shouting and playing loud music on her stereo in her home night and day. Current noise pollution regulations are primarily aimed at controlling noise from factories, on roads and in public spaces.

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