Jomanji Temple burns down in late-night blaze in Aichi

Feb 2, 2018

Jomanji Temple burns down in late-night blaze in Aichi

Jomanji Temple, a state-designated tangible cultural property in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, went up in flames late Thursday, bringing an end to a Buddhist structure that dated back to the Edo Period (1603-1868). "I heard loud booms, which I first thought were fireworks," said resident Makoto ...

Aichi city looks to become the yo-yo mecca of Japan

Oct 12, 2017

Aichi city looks to become the yo-yo mecca of Japan

Iwakura in Aichi Prefecture is striving to make the city a mecca of yo-yos, which were a big hit in the country in the 1980s and 1990s when more than 10 million people nationwide were thought to be fans. Iwakura, located about 10 minutes north ...