Jul 24, 2014

ANA to launch daily Haneda-Nagoya flights in October

All Nippon Airways Co. says it will launch daily round-trip flights between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport starting Oct. 26 to better serve travelers going overseas from central Japan. The move ties in with ANA’s launch in March of international services ...

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, ...

Nov 18, 2013

AirAsia X to link Centrair to Malaysia

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia X said Monday that it will open a route between Kuala Lumpur and Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) in Aichi Prefecture. The affiliate of leading Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia plans to start four flights a week on the route starting ...

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 ...

Myanmar beautician has Tsu-do list

| Mar 23, 2013

Myanmar beautician has Tsu-do list

Aspiring Myanmar beautician Yin Myat Noe Aung came to Japan with the hope of opening her own salon back home one day. The 23-year-old, who graduated this month from a beauty school in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, said she wants to introduce and make Japanese ...