The affected people were among 138 participants in a stand-up party held at Bvlgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin on Dec. 11, and their symptoms appeared on Dec. 12-13, according to the metropolitan government.
The ward ordered the restaurant to suspend its business for three days from Tuesday, though it has already been closed since Friday.
This was the second norovirus poisoning case at the restaurant after one in March 2010.
A luxury restaurant in the posh Ginza district in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward has been hit by food poisoning caused by norovirus, with 49 people showing symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Tuesday. (Jiji)
Japan’s space agency has successfully launched the second version of its Epsilon small rocket. (NHK)
Saitama Prefectural Police are planning to question a man believed to be of African descent once he recovers from injuries sustained in a stabbing incident at a residence in Soka City that left three persons dead, reports the Asahi Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)
Japan’s Supreme Court ruled against Okinawa Prefecture in a lawsuit over the relocation of a US base there. (NHK)
An “idol group” formed by five young male employees of the city government of Tamano, Okayama Prefecture, western Japan, has proven to be popular and is busy with local promotion activities. (Jiji)
Japan will start reviewing government-set drug prices for some products every year, mainly those whose prices differ significantly from market prices, Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said Tuesday. (Jiji)
Japan’s transport ministry said Tuesday that it will lower the taxi starting fare to 410 yen from the current 730 yen mainly in central Tokyo from Jan. 30, 2017. (Jiji)
A gang member, detained for possessing stimulant drugs, has been put on a nationwide wanted list after he escaped from a hospital in Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture. (Japan Today)
NA has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first A320neo operator in Japan. (Japan Today)
The Bank of Japan upgraded its assessment of the Japanese economy on Tuesday for the first time in 19 months while keeping its monetary policy unchanged. (Jiji)