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 ...

May 9, 2014

Small city in Nagano shows TED talks aren't just for metropolises

A talk will be held in a small city in central Japan on Sunday styled after the popular U.S. TED Conferences, which introduce innovative ideas through short lectures and presentations, organizers said Thursday. “I want many people to know that there are many interesting ...

'Dream' rice expected to yield excellent sake

| Apr 25, 2014

'Dream' rice expected to yield excellent sake

Aichi Prefecture has officially launched sales of Yume-ginga, a type of brewer’s rice used to make high-quality sake. After two years of experimenting with its cultivation, 10 hectares of the rice were planted this year, with plans to expand to 100 hectares over the ...

Nagoya appliance recycling drive reaps success

| Apr 18, 2014

Nagoya appliance recycling drive reaps success

The city of Nagoya started collecting small household appliances for recycling in February and announced April 11 that it had received more than 31,000 kg of machinery in just two months — five times more than anticipated. The number for February alone was 15 ...

Residents of Nagoya get disaster info maps

| Mar 28, 2014

Residents of Nagoya get disaster info maps

Officials in Nagoya are distributing seismic and tsunami hazard maps based on the damage the city is projected to take from an earthquake in the Nankai Trough. The maps, which were distributed starting March 17, outline two scenarios. One is based on the largest ...

Feb 27, 2014

South Koreans sue MHI over war labor

Another group of South Korean women who were forcibly conscripted as laborers to work in a wartime factory in Nagoya run by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. files suit against the company.

Driver in Nagoya rents car, runs over 13 people

Feb 23, 2014

Driver in Nagoya rents car, runs over 13 people

A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after intentionally steering his car onto a sidewalk and hitting 13 pedestrians near Nagoya Station, the police said. “I tried to kill people with the car,” Ryota Onogi, 30, was quoted as telling investigators ...

Nagoya first city to get own Net domain name

Feb 21, 2014

Nagoya first city to get own Net domain name

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan has just received its first geographical top-level Internet domain, “.nagoya,” named after the nation’s third-largest metropolitan area, according to GMO Registry Inc. People can now start registering in advance for Internet addresses with the “.nagoya” domain, the Tokyo-based domain manager said Thursday. Nagoya ...