In late April, some 6 tons of overhead and signal cables were found to have been stolen from an 11.2-kilometer railway of East Japan Railway Co.'s Shin-Etsu Honsen line between Yokokawa Station in Annaka, Gunma
Prefecture, and Karuizawa Station in Karuizawa, a mountain resort town in Nagano Prefecture, which was retired in 1997 due to the opening of the Nagano Shinkansen bullet train line.
Raysum Golf and Spa Resort, Annaka, Gunma
Prefecture and Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref., Japan) said its consolidated investment will total 2-billion yen ($18.5-million) for the current financial year, up 2.9-fold over a year earlier.
Oshiba, who comes from Annaka, Gunma
Prefecture, is unemployed and has no fixed address, police said.
Three people were killed in a head-on collision between a passenger car and a large truck in Annaka, Gunma
Prefecture, on Wednesday afternoon, police said.