Aichi

Ghibli Park unveils new real-life Howl’s Moving Castle!

Giant castle is one of two new anime attractions revealed in Japan this week.

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111-year-old Japanese confectionery company disappears forever due to COVID-19

Local Japanese candy stores get ready for a bittersweet goodbye.

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Mystery “nail house” discovered in Japan

One of the country’s most unusual property locations.

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Pringles unveils new regional-exclusive flavour in Japan

Tokai soul food in a can.

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Aichi man arrested for stealing 70,000 yen in toy money from safe

Crime doesn’t pay, unless you have a game of Monopoly planned later on.

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Aichi man gets 10 months in prison for saying “I got corona” in electronics store, loses appeal

The “I was talking about the beer” defense failed.

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Fireman photographs female in bath, gets chased by parents, drives off with mother on bonnet

Hero parents risk their lives to catch a predator.

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Chinese man wins 1.8 billion yen from betting on Japanese horse races — what’s his secret?

If this was a spam advert, we’d have to say something along the lines of “local gambling enthusiasts are furious!”

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Ghibli Park planned to open in Fall 2022, Studio Ghibli boss to attend groundbreaking ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony is to be held later this month.

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Take bites of the Milky Way and summer with traditional, Tanabata-inspired Japanese sweets【Pics】

We don’t wish upon a star in this house — we eat them instead.

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Aichi man arrested again after having slashed over 1,000 women’s tires to get to know them better

Suspect simply can’t stop attempting to meet women in the worst possible way.

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23 people arrested in Aichi for operating and using illegal casino during coronavirus lockdown

“I had nothing else to do, so I went two to three times per week,” admitted one customer who had been arrested.

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Japanese fruit sandwich store in Tokyo explodes in popularity, includes rare, expensive varieties

Luxury fillings you won’t find anywhere else.

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City in Aichi reduces water and sewage bills for four months, easing residents’ financial strain

People were grateful for the assistance and expressed appreciation for the government’s role in easing coronavirus stress.

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Through the eyes of a ninja – Thrilling drone video recreates shinobi raid at historical temple

Ninja and samurai duel inside the centuries-old “Temple of the Shogun” in Aichi Prefecture.

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Japanese mayor asks sister city in China to return donated masks as COVID-19 cases surge

“No takebacks,” says literally everyone else but the mayor himself, but luckily for him, this story ends well.

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Man who knowingly spread coronavirus to various bars in Aichi dies in hospital

A reminder of how serious this disease can be.

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Confirmed coronavirus patient in Aichi told to go home, goes bar hopping instead

I’m sorry sir, you have a highly contagious and deadly pathogen. Now get out of here you little scamp!

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Ghibli theme park will recreate Howl’s castle, Princess Mononoke’s Irontown, and Kiki’s house

Spirited Away food court also rumored to be part of theme park dedicated to the works of anime creator Hayao Miyazaki’s studio.

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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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