Nagoya

Nagoya Castle’s concrete keep to be demolished and replaced with traditional wooden structure

After months of debate, Nagoya city council approves 50 billion-yen (US$451 million) budget.

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World Order’s “Singularity” has single-handedly raised the profile of a singular girls group【Video】

Who is that hiding behind the dance group in their newest music video shot all over Nagoya?

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Soon-to-open LEGOLAND Japan shows off upcoming menu to delight LEGO-lovers

Now there’s food you’re legitimately allowed to play with.

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Two men stab themselves to get out of going to work in separate incidents

When calling in sick just won’t do, a couple men took ditching work to a whole new level.

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Tokyo ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats, three other Japanese towns in top 10

But the situation might not be as bad as it sounds.

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Limited time Your Name anime-themed cafes to open in Tokyo and Nagoya in January! [Pics]

There’s just something about seeing your favorite anime movie scenes take the form of delicious food that makes you want to go back again and again.

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New Pompompurin Cafe opens with exclusive Japanese dishes modeled after the Sanrio star 【Pics】

Chain expands to new city and adds traditional local favorites to the menu.

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Japanese restaurant’s beef bowl looks so, so much like a diseased penis

And that’s even before the sticky liquid starts oozing out of it.

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“To protect the world from devastation!” Real-life Team Rocket cleans litter in Pokémon GO park

Team Rocket’s blasting off again… to make the world a cleaner place!

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Japan is getting its first full-scale Legoland amusement park

But it’s not Tokyo that’s being graced with the block-based attraction.

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Garrett’s Popcorn Shops releases exclusive tin: Nagoya Gold

Calling all Chubu region popcorn fan! Garrett’s Popcorn Shops has released a geographically exclusive popcorn tin: Nagoya Gold.

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Kapibara-san 10th Anniversary Cafe in Nagoya is full of adorable food, toys, and plump capybaras

Check out this adorable themed cafe in celebration of Kapibara-san’s 10th anniversary, but hurry because it’s only open until March 28!

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Upcoming exhibition of creepy-crawlies in Nagoya promises to give its audience the heebie-jeebies

Unless they’re dedicated entomologists, this could be the perfect place to freak out your unsuspecting friends.

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Need a new job? Japanese tourism organization is looking to hire two samurai

Performers sought to play the role of two of Nagoya’s greatest historical heroes.

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Why are the Los Angeles Dodgers wearing the caps from Nagoya’s professional baseball team?

Is the storied L.A. franchise ripping off the uniform of the Japanese club, or is this just a case of “What goes around comes around?”

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Subliminal messages, coming soon to a bowl of Japanese noodles near you?

Japanese Twitter user finds his udon has something to say to him.

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Sea turtle, I choose you! Aquarium in Japan makes learning fun with trading card-themed displays

Not all the lessons we learn in school stick with us, but I’ll bet the ones that do are the ones that were interesting, out of the ordinary, or made us laugh. Some people get along just fine with traditional learning methods, but others need things spiced up a little bit, which is why this aquarium’s creative twist to the traditional information display is absolute genius.

Take a look at some of the clever, humorous “monster cards” on display at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

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Now bullet train geeks can ride the rare, top-secret “Doctor Yellow” train

It’s apparently a pretty rare sight, not unlike the majestic (read: ugly as sin) Northern Bald Ibis, the probably made-up Sasquatch, or the sober RocketNews24 writer, but on certain lengths of Shinkansen bullet train track, one can occasionally catch brief glimpses of a completely yellow bullet train as it whizzes past. Japan Rail (JR) doesn’t make the train’s schedule public, it doesn’t stop at stations, and it only runs a few times a month.

And, until a little later this year, no member of the public was ever allowed to ride. Learn how you can ride the special “Doctor Yellow” bullet train after the jump.

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Aichi man arrested for shoplifing, throwing own feces at security to escape

On the afternoon of 3 September, a 59-year-old man walked into a shopping mall in Higashi Ward, Nagoya. He then grabbed two packs of roast pork from a supermarket and concealed them as he began to leave the premises without paying. A security guard had noticed the act of petty shoplifting, however, and a chase quickly ensued.

The perpetrator was no match for the younger and more agile guard, who managed to catch the man before escaping out the parking garage. However, just as the security guard grabbed the man’s shoulder to turn him around, he was struck by an unexpected counter-attack of the most smelly kind.

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Upcoming photo book captures the postwar journey of recovery for Nagoya

A new photo book titled Nagoya in the Showa Era: Showa Years 20-40 (昭和の名古屋 昭和20~40年代) captures all of the struggles and efforts to rebuild the city, which is the capital of Aichi Prefecture, between 1945-1965. If you or someone you know has a connection to Nagoya, this book may provide an interesting and relevant glimpse into the past.

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