Jun 1, 2016

Toyota idles four plants due to blast at brake parts supplier

Toyota Motor Corp. suspended Tuesday operations at four domestic plants, including those of subsidiaries, citing possible parts shortages following an explosion the previous day at a brake parts supplier, company officials said. The automaker plans to expand its output suspension early Wednesday, halting production ...

Legoland Japan to open in Nagoya in April 2017

May 19, 2016

Legoland Japan to open in Nagoya in April 2017

Outdoor theme park Legoland Japan will open in Nagoya on April 1 next year, Legoland Japan President Torben Jensen announced Thursday at the park’s construction site. The park, located in the wharf area of the city’s Minato Ward, will be the first outdoor Legoland ...

May 12, 2016

Aichi and Nagoya to mount joint bid for 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura has said the prefecture and its capital, the city of Nagoya, will mount a joint bid to host the 2026 Asian Games. The two bodies will on Friday submit a declaration of their intention to bid for Asia’s quadrennial multisports ...

Apr 4, 2016

Pair's assets targeted over FX trading scam

The Nagoya District Public Prosecutor’s Office is set to seek a court order to freeze the assets of two individuals accused in a multibillion-yen currency investment fraud case, informed sources said Monday. The two, including Masaaki Ito, 48, the manager of an investment seminar ...

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

Mar 12, 2016

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles


Mount Fuji whizzes by as I drive the Tokaido N700 series shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya. “Don’t let the speed go above 270 kilometers per hour,” warns Kaori Takagi. I heed the warning, though Takagi is not a shinkansen driver instructor. We are, in ...