is considering a closure or large contraction of its major production base in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, for system LSI used in digital home electronics in northeastern Japan after a failed attempt to sell it to a Taiwanese firm, company sources said Saturday.
YAMAGATA, Japan - A man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of intruding into the home of Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Koichi Kato's mother in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, and setting fire to it in August 2006.
Meanwhile, Shonai Bank, based in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, said Thursday it will move forward its management integration under a joint holding company with Hokuto Bank, headquartered in the city of Akita, to this October from April 2010.
The driver of an express bus with 26 passengers aboard fell unconscious Monday while driving through a tunnel in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, but no one was hurt as a male passenger took the steering wheel and pulled over, police said.
YAMAGATA, Japan - The house of former Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Koichi Kato in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, burned down Tuesday afternoon, and a man believed to be in his 50s or 60s was found collapsed on the premises and bleeding from his abdomen, police said.