Aug 12, 2015

Newspaper deliveryman in Aichi shot with crossbow, stabbed

A 31-year-old newspaper deliveryman was found severely injured in Aichi Prefecture early Wednesday after apparently being shot with a crossbow and stabbed, police said. The police are investigating the attack as a possible case of attempted murder and are hunting for a man with ...

Feb 2, 2015

Omura re-elected governor of Aichi

Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura sailed to re-election Sunday, defeating his lone opponent by more than 1.2 million votes. Omura, 54, received 1,629,147 votes, against 391,308 for Tamiko Komatsu, 64. Voter turnout slumped to 34.93 percent from 52.52 percent for the previous election four years ...

Oct 21, 2014

Market's 'bento' leave 33 sick in Aichi

Thirty-three people showed symptoms of food poisoning after eating boxed lunches made at a supermarket in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, the prefectural government said. Officials ordered the Shinsen Ichiba Iseya supermarket to suspend operations on Monday after the cases came to light. Participants at a ...

Future teachers get prepped for foreign pupils

| Nov 29, 2013

Future teachers get prepped for foreign pupils

A lot of teachers have a tough time teaching children of foreign nationalities due to the language barrier and cultural differences. To equip future teachers with the necessary skills to deal with this kind of situation, Aichi Prefectural University has started offering a training ...

Daughters of Gin-san to make traffic safety ad

Aug 27, 2013

Daughters of Gin-san to make traffic safety ad

Three daughters of the late Gin-san, one of Japan’s famous centenarian twins, will appear in a TV commercial to be aired from September as a part of the Aichi Prefectural Government’s traffic safety campaign. Chitayo Tsuda, 94, Yuriko Sano, 92, and Mineyo Kanie, 89 ...

| Jul 15, 2013

Bumps in the road that we can afford

Dear Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ota, I recently attended the induction ceremony for one of my children at a local elementary school. We listened to various speeches, one of which was of particular interest: A traffic police officer spoke at ...