NGO helps towns ignored on Leyte

| Nov 22, 2013

NGO helps towns ignored on Leyte

International Children’s Action Network, a nonprofit organization based in Nagoya, is providing aid to Leyte Island after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines on Nov. 8. ICAN staff there told the NPO’s headquarters in Naka Ward via email that there are heavily damaged towns ...

Lamborghini sets up shop at NITech

| Nov 15, 2013

Lamborghini sets up shop at NITech

Nagoya Institute of Technology in Aichi Prefecture has teamed up with Lamborghini SpA on finding a way to mass produce carbon fiber-reinforced plastic so the light yet durable material can be applied to products other than cars and planes. The CFRP project will be ...

WWII sword returns after 70 years

| Oct 25, 2013

WWII sword returns after 70 years

A “katana” sword confiscated by the U.S. military at the end of the war was recently returned to its owner’s family in Japan. Miyoko Asai, 85, received the sword on behalf of her late husband, Masaaki, at their home in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, from ...

Nagoya temple erects Home-for-all for guests

| Oct 18, 2013

Nagoya temple erects Home-for-all for guests

Aioiyama Tokurinji Temple in Tenpaku Ward, Nagoya, is currently building a guest house named Home-for-all within its premises. The house will be fitted with a solar power system and will be self-sufficient energywise. The temple will open the house to those who need a ...

Maglev veteran keeps looking toward the future

| Sep 27, 2013

Maglev veteran keeps looking toward the future

The route for the Linear Chuo Shinkansen between Tokyo and Nagoya has been announced, and the country’s first magnetically levitated train is moving toward the start of operations in 2027. Junji Fujie, a former chief engineer on the project team at the Railway Technical ...

Animal shelters strive to reduce euthanasia

| Sep 20, 2013

Animal shelters strive to reduce euthanasia

The Welfare and Management of Animals Law was revised Sept. 1 in an attempt to reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats. Unless they are adopted by new owners, abandoned pets are usually destroyed in animal shelters after a certain number of days ...

Home of Zero fighter drawing Miyazaki fans

| Sep 13, 2013

Home of Zero fighter drawing Miyazaki fans

“Kaze Tachinu” (“The Wind Rises”) was director Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature-length anime before he retired this month. Because of the film’s success, more people are visiting a plant in Aichi Prefecture where a restored fighter plane featured in the movie is being exhibited. Mitsubishi ...