Aichi

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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Dashcam catches “frustrated” man punching through windshield of random woman’s car

Suspect turns himself in to police, and an Internet star is born.

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Chubu Centrair International Airport gets Twitter account shut down for being underaged

Airport’s parents believed to be more disappointed than angry.

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People willing to move away from Tokyo to be paid one million yen by Aichi government

Tired of the crowds of Japan’s biggest city and looking to relocate? Aichi wants you to make the prefecture your new home.

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Gamer bandits steal Taiko No Tatsujin drum from Aichi arcade

Far from Tatsujin, these were a pair of straight-up Taiko No Twits.

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

Elderly passenger purposely halts train and causes delay, ignoring rail staff who try to control the situation. 

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Free Calpis fresh out of the tap available across Japan in celebration of 100th anniversary

For maximum enjoyment we recommend reading the following article out loud.

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Aichi man discovers he is the legendary “Ghost Trumpeter of Lake Iruka”

One guy’s life suddenly became an M. Night Shyamalan movie.

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Japanese love hotel worker injured after two men run off without paying exorbitant bill

The non-paying guests did a runner while the employee grabbed onto their car door.

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Aichi Police: Surrender your driver’s license and get up to $1 off at McDonald’s!

Elderly people encouraged to give up all driving privileges in exchange for somewhat cheaper Happy Meals.

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Police on the lookout for Arashi “fan” who stole articles about the group from public library

One fan of the boy band is taking their idol worship too far.

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Aichi’s governor shows up for work cosplaying as star of anime Sword Art Online【Photos】

When you’ve got a meeting with cosplayers from around the world on your schedule, a suit and tie just won’t due.

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Hokkaido woman arrested for stealing 1.9 million yen from convenience store in broad daylight

Bold but non-violent robbery says a lot about the way convenience stores operate.

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Pokémon GO-playing driver’s two year prison sentence for manslaughter upheld. Was it enough?

How heinous a crime is using a smartphone while driving?

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Aichi supermarket caught selling poisonous puffer fish livers, “been selling it for decades”

Health agency puts kibosh on long-running game of culinary Russian Roulette.

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Frightening video shows the effect of typhoon winds on Ferris wheel in Japan

This is one amusement park ride you wouldn’t want to be on.

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