Youths taking to auto repair classes

| Mar 14, 2014

Youths taking to auto repair classes

Toyota Motor Corp. is conducting a class in Aichi Prefecture so young people can discover the fun of building cars by learning how to repair popular old cars such as the Publica and Sports 800. Engineers from the Toyota group volunteer as teachers so ...

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

| Mar 7, 2014

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

This month marks the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Students from Nagoya Gakuin University in Aichi Prefecture have continued to do volunteer work in affected areas, ensuring that the victims are not forgotten. Using their spring break, 46 students are currently ...

Foreign nursing students get second chance

| Feb 28, 2014

Foreign nursing students get second chance

A private hospital group in Nagoya is supporting youths from Indonesia who went through three-year training stints in Japan to become licensed nurses but who had no choice but to return to their home country after failing to pass the state certification exam here. ...

Chinese students put Shiga residents online

| Feb 14, 2014

Chinese students put Shiga residents online

Chinese exchange students at Shiga University have been interviewing local residents and posting the videos and articles in Chinese under a project called Interviewing 100 People in Hikone. With relations between the two countries worsening in recent years, the students hope to “show the ...

Chubu won't stop at just 10 million tourists

| Jan 10, 2014

Chubu won't stop at just 10 million tourists

The government achieved its target of seeing 10 million tourists in 2013, thanks largely to the easing of visa requirements for Southeast Asian travelers and the weakening of the yen to fight deflation. On Dec. 25, a special 3.6-meter signboard was set up in ...

Centrair eager to use idle ¥3 billion bus lounge

| Dec 27, 2013

Centrair eager to use idle ¥3 billion bus lounge

Five years after completing its bus lounge, Chubu Centrair International Airport will finally make the bus service available to the public starting from the Golden Week holidays next spring. The airport in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, built the facility to take international passengers to their ...

Nagakute turns on rogue pond turtles

| Dec 13, 2013

Nagakute turns on rogue pond turtles

The rampant rise of red-eared terrapins is posing an ecological threat in a park in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture. The turtles have been rapidly breeding in a popular pond in Irigaike Park since being abandoned by their owners. The 38,000-sq.-meter pond, originally used for agriculture, ...