Tag - mie-prefecture



Mar 3, 2014
Youth, 18, held, admits to August slaying of Mie girl, 15
An 18-year-old male was arrested late Sunday for murdering a 15-year-old female last August in Mie Prefecture, police said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 12, 2013
On the trail of ninja in Iga's shadowy past
The bright-pink ninja-emblazoned train isn't exactly the epitome of stealth as it cuts through the forested hills and rice paddies of Mie Prefecture. Neither are visitors' pint-size offspring who race excitedly up the paths of Ueno Park in the city of Iga shrieking their excitement at the prospect of...
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2009
Mystery lure of woodland lords
When Hideyuki Yoshizawa goes into the woods, he doesn't wear the usual silver bells meant to scare off bears. He's given up smoking, too, to eliminate that tell-tale human smell. That's because he wants more than anything else to meet a bear in the forest.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals