Tag - aichi



Black smoke rises from Jera's Taketoyo Thermal Power Station in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, on Wednesday.
Feb 1, 2024
Jera to check two thermal power plants in Japan after fire
The firm will conduct inspections at the Hekinan facility in Aichi Prefecture and the Hitachi Naka plant in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Takuro Adachi’s documentary “Sono Kodo ni Mimi wo Ateyo” follows doctors working in Aichi Prefecture’s busiest ER over nine months.
Feb 1, 2024
‘Sono Kodo ni Mimi o Ateyo’: An absorbing dive into pressures of the ER
Filmed at the height of the pandemic, Takuro Adachi’s documentary spotlights emergency room doctors who attend to patients from every strata of society.
Fire and smoke are seen at Jera's Taketoyo thermal power plant in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, following an explosion on Wednesday.
Jan 31, 2024
Explosion reported at thermal power plant in central Japan
According to firefighters, the explosion is believed to have occurred on the 13th floor of the plant.
A man who identified himself as Haruki Soga is taken to a police station in Nagoya on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2023
Man arrested for alleged fatal stabbing of woman in Nagoya
Police received a phone call around 11:20 a.m., in which the caller said "I killed a person" at a karaoke facility near JR Nagoya Station.
The maglev shinkansen line was originally scheduled for opening in 2027.
Dec 15, 2023
JR Central changes opening date of maglev shinkansen line
The line will open "no earlier than 2027" due to uncertainties over when drilling works for a tunnel in Shizuoka Prefecture can commence.
Shinji Hiramatsu, chief of the Aichi Prefectural Police's police affairs department, bows during a news conference at the prefectural police headquarters in Nagoya on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2023
Nine may face charges over detainee's death at police station
The allegations the nine face include professional negligence resulting in the death of the 43-year-old man.
Yoshikazu Uchikawa, head lawyer representing plaintiffs of a lawsuit demanding that cuts in welfare benefits be revoked, speaks at a news conference in Nagoya on Thursday following a Nagoya High Court ruling.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2023
Japan high court revokes welfare benefit cuts
The plaintiffs argued that there was an error in the method for calculating the price index used as the basis for the reductions.
Wrong parts may have been used in the vehicle-assembly process of minivans, leading to Toyota's latest production line suspension.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Toyota halts production lines at plant again
Wrong parts may have been used in the vehicle-assembly process of the Noah and Voxy minivans, leading to the suspension, the firm said.
The Okazaki police station in Aichi Prefecture where a man died while being detained.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2023
Aichi police face prosecutors over death of detainee denied care
The man had been placed in solitary confinement as a result of violent behavior and restraining devices were used on him for more than 130 hours.
A statue of the Demon Spirit in the Mononoke Village area, a new area within Ghibli Park in the city of Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture
Oct 25, 2023
Ghibli Park unveils new 'Princess Mononoke' area
The Mononoke Village area within the facility will open on Nov. 1, showcasing the sceneries of village forests in Japan.
Workers walk to Toyota's Takaoka Plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday as it restarted its production line.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 23, 2023
Some Toyota plants in Japan resume output after parts supply crunch
The world's largest automaker by volume on Monday restarted five production lines at four factories in northeastern and central Japan.
Toyota Motor's Takaoka plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, is among the firm's plants where production has been suspended due to an explosion at a parts supplier.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 19, 2023
Toyota's partial production halt to continue through the weekend
The latest disruption stems from an accident that occurred on Monday at Chuo Spring's factory in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture.
Toyota has suspended operations at six domestic plants following a blast at a factory run by one of its component suppliers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 17, 2023
Toyota halts six auto plants after explosion at parts supplier
The explosion occurred Monday at Chuo Spring’s factory in Aichi Prefecture, where vehicle suspension coils are made.
Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura (fourth from left), Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita (fourth from right) and Raja Randhir Singh (third from right), acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia, participate in a reception promoting the 2026 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday.
Oct 8, 2023
Co-hosts Aichi and Nagoya vow to stage inspiring Asian Games in 2026
The 2026 Asian Games will be Japan's third, following the 1958 meet in Tokyo and the 1994 meet in Hiroshima.
Station staff call on people to stand still while riding escalators at Kanayama Station in Nagoya on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 2, 2023
Nagoya mayor promotes new ordinance to stop walking on escalators
The ordinance, which carries no penalties, is aimed at preventing accidents.
A 91-year-old driver was referred to prosecutors Friday for allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a small dog in Nagoya in July.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 23, 2023
91-year-old referred to prosecutors over hit-and-run of dog in Japan
It is unusual for a case to be filed for an accident involving a pet, though the man could have also potentially hit a 6-year-old girl walking the dog.
Self-propelled electric vehicles move through the factory floor during a demonstration of its new assembly line technology at Toyota's Motomachi plant in the city of Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Sept. 13.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2023
Toyota keeps up the push to prove it can embrace new technology
The carmaker was eager to show that it wasn’t about to sit idle as the global auto industry shifts toward electrification and automation.
Miho, a university student who asked not to be identified by her real name, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of high school.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 11, 2023
Lavender Ring gives cancer patients 'opportunities to smile'
The Lavender Ring project was launched by Yasuaki Misonou, a lung cancer patient, to change the image of people with the disease.
A 14-year-old girl living in the town of Oharu, Aichi Prefecture, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stabbing her mother, who was later confirmed dead.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 6, 2023
14-year-old girl arrested over alleged fatal stabbing of mother
The daughter, a junior high school student living in the town of Oharu, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
No longer a 'catastrophe,' Japan's cybersecurity could still improve
Many firms use outdated technology and systems that are not as secure but are hesitant to replace them.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves