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Auto parts maker Toyoda Gosei makes bags and other items by reusing its mainstay air bag products.
May 7, 2024
Upcycling efforts spread among Japanese companies
Japanese companies are increasingly engaging in upcycling efforts, or adding new value to used products and waste materials, as part of their environmental and social contributions and to generate profits.
Mai Watanabe, who went by the moniker “Sugar Baby Riri,” dated older men and swindled them out of money by telling them fictitious heartbreaking stories about herself to gain their sympathy.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 22, 2024
'Sugar Baby Riri' gets nine-year prison term over romance scam
The 25-year-old swindled three men out of ¥159 million, which she spent on a Kabukicho host she fell in love with.
A Tokaido shinkansen. It is unclear whether the snake was venomous or how it ended up on the train, and there was no injury or panic among passengers.
Apr 17, 2024
Snake on a train: Discovery of serpent delays Tokyo-Nagoya shinkansen
Shinkansen customers can bring small dogs, cats and other animals, including pigeons on board — but not snakes.
Writing down feelings of anger, then shredding or throwing the paper away is an effective way to calm down, a study has found.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 11, 2024
Write angry thoughts down and shred them to calm down, Japan study advises
The researchers themselves were amazed at how effective their method seemed to be at reducing anger.
People take photographs of cherry blossoms at a park in Tokyo on Sunday.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 3, 2024
Hanami budgets soar as cherry blossoms sweep Japan
People are spending the most on cherry blossom viewings in six years, with more traveling for the annual event, a survey has found.
JR Tokai President Shunsuke Niwa speaks to reporters after meeting with transport ministry officials on Friday.
Mar 30, 2024
JR Tokai gives up on 2027 maglev target date for opening
JR Tokai gave up the 2027 goal as the Shizuoka Prefectural Government has declined to approve tunnel drilling work due to environmental concerns.
Yuka Ando set a personal best in the Nagoya Women's Marathon on Sunday but it was not enough to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Mar 10, 2024
Ando wins Nagoya Women's Marathon but fails to qualify for Olympics
The 29-year-old was unable to secure a place on the Japanese Olympic team, however, falling short of the national record that would have given her a spot.
The rat with shortened primary cilia (left) had gained weight compared to a normal rat. According to recent research from Nagoya University, rats with artificially shortened primary cilia displayed lower metabolism and increased food intake, resulting in weight gain.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2024
Nagoya University finds mechanism behind middle-age weight gain
Researchers found that a region of the brain that controls metabolism and food intake becomes shorter with age in rats.
The Iconic Suite's bedroom features recessed lighting and corner windows with sweeping views of the Nagoya metropolis.
LIFE / Travel
Mar 2, 2024
Nagoya’s newest luxury hotel is full of hits and one big miss
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Nagoya feels ready to deliver top-quality stays — but only if your budget can handle it.
Myint Myint Aye (left) poses with her supporter in Nagoya on Thursday after she being granted refugee status in Japan.
Feb 22, 2024
Japan grants refugee status to Myanmar democracy advocate
Myint Myint Aye, who came to Japan in January 2019 as a technical intern, has been a vocal advocate for democracy in her country.
The Aichi Prefectural Police department holds an event in Nagoya in December to advocate safe electric scooter riding.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 9, 2024
Nagoya man arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run with electric scooter
According to the police, the suspect went the wrong way down a one-way street and hit a 47-year-old man, breaking his collarbone and ribs.
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.
Hoyu's Seto plant and logistics center in Seto, Aichi Prefecture
Dec 29, 2023
China conducts off-site probe into Japanese cosmetics plant
The move is believed to be part of Beijing's efforts to increase scrutiny of foreign businesses that sell products in China.
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.
Toranosuke Katayama is a photographer who's photo assignments lead him to become a soba researcher with 70 publications on the cuisine.
Dec 22, 2023
Toranosuke Katayama: ‘Soba is about saving history and identity’
A photographer who chose to document soba for a book soon found himself drawn into the deeper world of the buckwheat noodle.
The Royal Theater in the city of Gifu screens 35-millimeter films.
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 18, 2023
Mini-theater showing 35mm films is struggling to survive
Massive amounts of funds are needed to renovate the aged facility and people involved in the theater are seeking ways to keep the place alive.
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.
Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
LIFE / Language / Longform
Nov 27, 2023
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku
A project to create a reference book categorizing subcultures didn't seem to cause offense until it was packaged and sold as a dictionary.
Vissel Kobe players celebrate the club's first top-flight J. League title on Saturday.
Nov 25, 2023
Vissel Kobe win first J. League top division title
Kobe moved up to 68 points with a win over Nagoya Grampus to seal the championship.
A Kura Sushi restaurant in Nagoya
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 13, 2023
Man convicted over viral 'licking' video at Nagoya sushi outlet
Ryoga Yoshino was sentenced by the Nagoya District Court to three years in prison, suspended for five years.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan