Tag - gunma-prefecture



Japan Times
Jan 30, 2021
The Restaurant: Florilege protege gives local Gunma ingredients the high-end treatment
With a focus on local food products, the reborn Shiroiya Hotel has put Gunma Prefectureu2019s capital city back on the culinary map.
Japan Times
May 10, 2019
12 injured after minibus slides down mountain slope in Gunma without driver
Twelve people were injured Friday in Gunma Prefecture when their minibus slid 20 meters down a mountain slope while the driver was outside, police said.
Sep 20, 2017
17 delicatessens in eastern Japan close over E. coli outbreak
An operator of delicatessens in eastern Japan said Wednesday it has closed all 17 of its stores after some locations were hit by an E. coli bacteria outbreak that has killed a 3-year-old girl and sickened 21 others.
Japan Times
Sep 13, 2017
E. coli-infected food bought at delicatessen in Gunma kills Tokyo girl
The Maebashi Municipal Government in Gunma Prefecture said Wednesday a 3-year-old girl has died after eating fried shrimp and bamboo shoots bought in August at a local delicatessen hit by an E. coli bacteria outbreak.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2017
Garbage sorter finds ¥42.5 million in cash at trash dump in Gunma
Police in Gunma Prefecture are looking for the owner of ¥42.51 million in cash that was found in garbage at a dumpsite in the city of Numata.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2016
Gunma bear driven away by karate punches after picking fight with wrong person
A black bear got the surprise of its life when it attacked a 63-year-old man who happened to be a high-ranking practitioner of karate, police in Gunma Prefecture said.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2014
A tale of two Abes: PM's rosy view jars with life of toil seen in poison case
Did the frozen-food poisoner have some obscure notion of "justice" in mind? Might it have been his way of saying to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, "Japan is not back; Japan won't be back until working for a living does not entail the sacrifice of all human dignity
Jul 31, 2013
Gymnastics coach Tomita fondly remembers legendary Aihara
The late Nobuyuki Aihara, a gymnastics legend, left a great impression on many individuals he met or influenced during his many decades in the sport, including Yoichi Tomita.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2013
Canyoning makes a splash in Gunma
Foreign tourists are making their way to Minakami, a town in Gunma Prefecture where a New Zealander, charmed by the nature there, promotes canyoning expeditions in English.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 19, 2013
Care home chief guilty of fire deaths
The former head of a nursing home in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture, was found guilty Friday by the Maebashi District Court over a 2009 blaze that killed 10 residents, on the grounds that he should have foreseen the risk of a fire because he knew the facility's ban on smoking was being ignored.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves