Nagoya YWCA offers language classes with day care

| Dec 5, 2014

Nagoya YWCA offers language classes with day care

The Nagoya YWCA School of Japanese Language in Aichi Prefecture has added a “Bambina” course to its curriculum. Targeted at foreign parents with preschool children, the lessons cover expressions useful for daily life with a focus on those helpful for looking after toddlers in ...

Accident leaves Nagoya street covered with fire retardant

Nov 10, 2014

Accident leaves Nagoya street covered with fire retardant

A road covered with snow-like white foam surprised pedestrians in Naka Ward, Nagoya, after a fire extinguishing system was accidentally discharged in a parking garage. According to the Aichi Prefectural Police and the local fire department, the white foam flowed onto the street near ...

Conference on education for sustainable development opens in Nagoya

Nov 10, 2014

Conference on education for sustainable development opens in Nagoya

A three-day international conference aimed at promoting education for sustainable development (ESD) opened Monday in Nagoya with government officials and researchers from more than 100 countries attending. In an opening speech to the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, co-hosted by the Japanese ...

Aug 26, 2014

JR Tokai formally seeks approval to build maglev train

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed a formal application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval to build a magnetically levitated train line linking Tokyo and Nagoya. The company is expected to start construction as early as October following approval by the Land, ...

Center in Tokai helps foreigners

| Aug 8, 2014

Center in Tokai helps foreigners

A new group has been established in the Tokai region to help foreign residents get educational, medical and welfare services in Japan. Tokai Daily Life Support Center for Foreigners mainly focuses on assisting aging Chinese returnees and helping foreign children learn Japanese. The center ...

Russian group crowned world 'cosplay' champs in Nagoya

Aug 3, 2014

Russian group crowned world 'cosplay' champs in Nagoya

A Russian team won the World Cosplay Championship in Nagoya on Saturday by dressing up as characters from the popular game “The Legend of Zelda.” About 2,000 costume fans from about 26 countries and regions flocked to the city to compete in the final ...

Jun 13, 2014

Court nixes lawsuit against NHK for using foreign words

The Nagoya District Court has turned down a damages suit filed by a 72-year-old man who argued that NHK caused him emotional distress by using too many foreign words in its programs. The ¥1.41 million lawsuit against the public broadcaster was brought by Hoji ...