Mie University, Iga open ninja research center

Jul 13, 2017

Mie University, Iga open ninja research center

A state-run university and a municipal government in Mie Prefecture are trying to dig deeper into the lives and history of the ninja, the warriors and mercenaries of feudal Japan, with academic and scientific approaches. Mie University and the city of Iga, the birthplace of ...

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 store" ...

Japan city taps ninja legend to woo overseas tourists

Apr 7, 2017

Japan city taps ninja legend to woo overseas tourists

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Ninja, Japan's feudal mercenaries, are mainly known abroad as the stuff of legend and intrigue, while modern-day incarnations in Asia have gained widespread popular appeal through mediums such as anime and manga, or games and movies. But tourists traveling to Japan who wish to familiarize ...

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 were ...

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 for ...