Nagoya

Japan’s leading maker of joke knives with retractable blades ends production

A blow to fans of consequence-free stabbing.

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Japanese mayor who bit athlete’s gold medal tests positive for coronavirus

Nagoya politician’s troubles continue.

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Gold-medal-biting Japanese mayor scribbles letter of apology to staff

It’s the lack of thought that counts.

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Japanese mayor who bit softball athlete’s gold medal to forfeit three months’ pay

Nagoya politician also attends harassment awareness workshop, says comments he made about dating and marriage to medalist were inappropriate.

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Mayor of Nagoya in hot water for biting local athlete’s gold medal

Maybe he was just teething.

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Gold medal bitten by Nagoya mayor is eligible for a replacement

The athlete in question doesn’t seem eager to trade away her trophy that’s been in someone else’s mouth, however.

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Mythical Japanese beast statues fly through air on copter ride back to Nagoya Castle home【Videos】

Kinshachi head back to the roof after spending the last few months on the ground.

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Japanese police take down knife-wielding man at train station without using lethal force【Video】

Incident occurred at major train station in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Nagoya man driving stolen Lexus RX steals Lexus LX

Brand loyalty among thieves.

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We visit Japan’s new Sriracha vending machines to get our spicy red-sauce fix【Pics】

Once hard to find in Japan, now it’s super convenient!

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Sip your coffee like a yakuza boss at Nagoya’s newly opened Ninkyo Cafe

The Ninkyo Café is furnished like a yakuza office and provides opportunities to participate in special events with the staff.

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People in Japan can now earn 10,000-yen bounties for scamming scammers

Turning the tables on the ore ore scam in Nagoya can leave you richer than you were before the attempted fraud.

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All aboard the Rei Ayanami Line! Nagoya train line gets makeover to celebrate final EVA film

Another reminder that anything can and will become Evangelion-ized.

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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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Pringles unveils new regional-exclusive flavour in Japan

Tokai soul food in a can.

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Nagoya man arrested for stealing piano covers from schools for reasons unknown to all

Suspect will hopefully also be charged with mental anguish for not telling us why.

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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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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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Government plans to establish four “Japanese Silicon Valleys”

In search of the elusive Japanese unicorn.

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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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