Tag - mie-prefecture



Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 4, 2021
Amid the pandemic, Ise’s ama divers keep the fires burning
Without the usual waves of tourists supporting their endeavors, the 'ama' divers of the Ise Peninsula expand the scope of their operations.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 1, 2019
68 restaurants awarded stars in inaugural Michelin Guide to Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures
On May 17, Michelin published the Michelin Guide Aichi-Gifu-Mie 2019, the company's inaugural guide to Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures in Japan's central Tokai region.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Dec 14, 2018
A power spot, tucked away on the Shima Peninsula
Four or five years ago, standing alone in front of the clear, gently bubbling waters of Kiyomasa no Ido, a natural spring secreted in woodland at the far end of the Meiji Shrine's iris garden, I strained to detect any sound, but even the noise from car horns was smothered and muted by the grove. If I...
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2018
Stone lantern crushes Japanese man after knocked over by bus in Mie
An elderly man is killed after being struck by part of a massive stone lantern that was knocked over by a bus in Ise, Mie Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
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.
Japan Times
May 14, 2016
G-7 venue preparation shouldn't deter Mie tourists
With world leaders gathering at the G-7 Ise-Shima summit on May 26 and 27, the international spotlight will briefly focus on picturesque Mie Prefecture and its considerable charms. For residents of the prefecture, however, this moment in the spotlight apparently won't be brief enough; a recent Kyodo...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2016
Abe to take G-7 counterparts to Ise Shrine during summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to take Group of Seven leaders to Japan's most prestigious Shinto shrine later this month when they gather in the Ise-Shima area for their annual summit, government sources have said.
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.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2016
Just take a snap and let Aichi smartphone app explain what's seen, and where
An Aichi-based electronic parts manufacturer has developed a free smartphone app that allows people to obtain information on tourist spots simply by taking photos of them.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 17, 2016
Third Japanese municipality recognizes same-sex unions
The city of Iga, Mie Prefecture, has announced it will start issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships starting in April, Japan's third municipal government and the first outside Tokyo to take such a step.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2016
Ise theme park uses ninja, samurai in G-7 tourist pitch
Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura, a theme park in Ise, Mie Prefecture, that showcases traditional Japanese buildings and customs, is working on increasing the number of foreign visitors ahead of the Group of Seven summit in May.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2015
Summit preparations to increase security, but for whom?
Last month's terror attacks in Paris and the closely timed suicide bombings in Beirut have raised fears in Japan of a similar attack to unprecedented levels. With Japan hosting next year's Group of Seven leaders' summit in Mie Prefecture, and a host of smaller ministerial conferences elsewhere around...
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2015
Former Mie Prefecture mayor to challenge constitutionality of new security law
The former mayor of Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, said Sunday more than 750 people have agreed to join a collective lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the nation's security legislation.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2015
Economic impact already felt in Ise-Shima six months out from Japan's G-7 summit
With six months remaining until the Ise-Shima Group of Seven summit, the host region in central Japan has already begun to feel the impact on the local economy.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 5, 2015
Tokyo mulls trilateral summit close to G-7 next May
The government is considering holding the next trilateral summit involving Japan, China and South Korea next May, the same month Japan hosts the Group of Seven summit.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2015
Japan sets up ninja body to promote culture of legendary mercenaries, tourism
Tales of the legendary ninja abound in Japanese films and anime, but more tourists will be able to experience the culture first-hand after a new organization launched Friday honoring the mercenaries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2015
For Mie, 2016 summit chance to enhance area's tourism appeal
Mie Prefecture sees next year's Ise-Shima Summit as the best opportunity to build infrastructure and nurture human resources to welcome more foreign tourists, hoping to achieve sustainable regional growth beyond 2016, Mie Gov. Eikei Suzuki said.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2015
Mie's G-7 summit victory credited to Ise Shrine
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to hold the 2016 G-7 summit close to Ise Shrine underlines his conservative credentials.
Jul 3, 2014
Mayor to sue over Cabinet's decision to permit collective self-defense
A mayor in Mie Prefecture said Thursday he is planning to file a lawsuit over the Cabinet's decision to allow Japan to use the U.N. right to collective self-defense, because he believes it is unconstitutional.
Mar 25, 2014
Mysterious suicide goes unnoticed in police-box restroom
A man was found hanged in an apparent suicide in a police-box restroom in Mie Prefecture on March 20, police said.


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