Apr 24, 2017

Mao to receive honorary citizen award from Aichi Prefecture

The Aichi prefectural government said Monday it has created an honorary citizen award and selected recently retired figure skater Mao Asada as the first recipient. The 26-year-old native of Nagoya and silver medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, who announced her retirement earlier in ...

Sep 21, 2016

Aichi-Nagoya bid for 2026 Asian Games finalized

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Wednesday it has received a report from the Aichi prefectural and Nagoya municipal governments confirming their agreement to seek to co-host the 2026 Asian Games. With the submission of the document under the names of Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura ...

Ninja-seeking Japanese region inundated with overseas applications

Mar 25, 2016

Ninja-seeking Japanese region inundated with overseas applications

Hundreds of aspiring ninjas from abroad have overwhelmed tourism officials in Japan looking to hire six full-time secret assassins, massively outnumbering local applicants. Aichi Prefecture is hiring a troupe of ninjas — the martial-arts masters and stealth assassins of feudal times immortalized in history ...

Aichi advertising for full-time ninjas in tourism push

Mar 13, 2016

Aichi advertising for full-time ninjas in tourism push

Wanted: six full-time ninjas who have a way with words and can do backward handsprings. Pay: about ¥180,000 a month. Aichi Prefecture said it is hiring full-time ninjas — the martial-arts masters and stealth assassins of feudal times — to promote tourism in an ...