Ex-head of inn with bacteria exceeding limit dies in apparent suicide


Kyodo -- Mar 12
The former head of the operator of a southwestern Japan inn, who came under fire for only changing hot spring bathwater twice a year, allowing legionella bacteria to proliferate beyond the allowable limit, has died in a suspected suicide, police said Sunday.

Makoto Yamada, 70, was found dead by a passerby on a mountain road in the city Sunday morning, with a suicide note discovered in a nearby car, the police said. After admitting the misconduct in February, Yamada resigned as head of the operator of Daimaru Besso, the century-old ryokan-style inn in Chikushino, Fukuoka Prefecture. ...continue reading

Mar 12 (ANNnewsCH) - 大浴場の湯の入れ替えを年に2回しか行わなかったなどとして家宅捜索を受けた福岡県筑紫野市の老舗旅館「大丸別荘」の前社長が12日朝に死亡したと警察が発表しました。自殺とみられています。  ...continue reading

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