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JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Feb 5, 2018
Sado rice farmers get contact lens solution to crested ibis dilemma
The habitat of the Japanese crested ibis, one of the nation's special natural treasures, is improving on Sado Island thanks to new technology for cleaning contact lenses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 29, 2018
Nagoya group home helps troubled youths build a better path to self-reliance
A nonprofit organization in Nagoya is running a self-reliance assistance home for young delinquents with no place to return to after they leave juvenile correctional facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 22, 2018
Rare prehistoric shell mound in Aichi, Japan, suggests possible mid-Jomon shell trade
An ancient heap of shells at Sakatsuji Shell Midden in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, most likely served as a clam processing site in the latter half of the mid-Jomon Period, approximately 4,500 years ago, an investigation conducted by the city's board of education has revealed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 15, 2018
Nobel winner Hiroshi Amano and his team tap gallium nitride technology in bid to transmit power wirelessly from a distance
Hiroshi Amano, a professor from Nagoya University who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics, is developing together with other researchers a remote power supply system that sends energy to distant places using electromagnetic waves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 8, 2018
Village in Nagano comes up with hunk calendar to help 12 bachelors find mates
Women hoping to find Mr. Right in 2018 should check for dates on the Otoko Goyomi (Men's Calendar) published by the village of Otari in Nagano Prefecture. The calendar showcases a dozen local bachelors who are looking for wives.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 25, 2017
GHQ photographer's color shots offer rare insights on postwar Japan
The National Diet Library in Tokyo caught attention this autumn when it published color photos taken immediately after the end of World War II by a staffer at the General Headquarters (GHQ).
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 18, 2017
Researchers prevent kidney stones on long-term space missions with medication to manage bone loss
Research conducted by Atsushi Okada from the nephro-urology department at Nagoya City University Graduate School and others has revealed that the risk of kidney stone disease increases for astronauts who remain in space for a long period of time because diminishing bone mass triggers a rise in calcium levels in urine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 11, 2017
Women in Nagoya form group to promote and communicate in sign language
Women with children in Nagoya have new opportunities to converse using sign language, after the creation of a new social group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 4, 2017
Brazilian cartoonist's manga helps his young compatriots adjust to school life in Japan
Famous Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa has created a manga introducing Japanese school life to Brazilian children who have migrated to Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Nov 27, 2017
Japan's farms struggle to upgrade restrooms as people with disabilities bolster depleted ranks
The agriculture industry is faced with the problem of improving toilet facilities for people with disabilities as the movement to hire them on farms spreads amid a nationwide decline in farmers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Nov 20, 2017
Manga series highlights Nagoya's unique charms and cuisine
A popular cuisine-themed comic series is now trending on social media — and winning the hearts of those who know Nagoya.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Nov 13, 2017
With two patents under her belt, Aichi junior high school girl looks to help other inventive kids
Asuka Kamiya, 14, a second-year student from Meisho Junior High School in Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, has established with her father a company to help elementary and junior high school students apply for patents and commercialize their inventions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Nov 6, 2017
Ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup, Japan attempts to drum up enthusiasm from female fans
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup coming to Japan in two years, local governments hosting the event in the Chubu region are eagerly working to promote the sport, especially among women.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 24, 2017
Ikea returns to Aichi after 1970s department store presence proved hard fit
Swedish furniture giant Ikea opened a new store Oct. 11 in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, but few know that 45 years ago it had an outlet in a department store in the Meieki district of Nagoya.
Japan Times
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Oct 16, 2017
Mie girl, 13, making waves as budding pro surfer, with eye on Tokyo Olympics
A girl in her early teens is making waves in the world of surfing.
Japan Times
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Oct 10, 2017
Nagano counselors trial online consultations for troubled teens via Line messaging app
Counselors in Nagano Prefecture were seen typing nonstop in September between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., as they replied to high volumes of consultation requests received via the Line messaging app.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 2, 2017
Aichi food bank builds dedicated warehouse to support hungry families, reduce waste
Nowami Consultation Center has set up a warehouse next to its office in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, dedicated to storing supplies for a food bank that feeds the homeless, struggling families and foreign residents in need.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / CHUBU CONNECTION
Sep 25, 2017
Nagoya doctor's treatment research deflates overblown hype over fire ant venom
Medical information on how to treat patients bitten by fire ants posted on a doctor's website at a Nagoya hospital has garnered great interest by doctors nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Sep 18, 2017
Nagoya teen brings 100 paper insects to life at an art exhibit
With just a pair of scissors and plain drawing paper, Shinichiro Ishikawa, a 15-year-old high school student from Nagoya, can quickly create lifelike cutouts of insects such as a pink mantis poised to take down its prey or a yellow swallowtail butterfly with its wings spread wide.
Japan Times
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Sep 11, 2017
JR Tokai goes its own way against luxury sleeper trains
More and more Japan Railway companies are trying to attract new customers by offering luxury sleeper trains and unique services on their trains such as baths in tubs made of cypress and gourmet meals by top-class chefs.

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