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Charity rider

Charity rider


Before becoming America’s cancer crusader, Lance Armstrong dealt with testicular cancer that metastasized to his brain. Brad Deacon maneuvers around wild boar.  “I came around a bend and right there, in front of me, in the... more

Politics? Anyone?

Politics? Anyone?


“Nani sore?”…”Kowai!”…”Kawaii!”…”Shiro mo aru!” From Sakae to Nagoya Station, from Minato Matsuri to Nakata Matsuri, wherever the Mosshi-mosshi Troop made its mysterious appearances, those were the sure sequence of reactions. But what exactly is it that... more

Unique movements in Aichi education

Unique movements in Aichi education


The Hundred Million Yen Project Have you seen a group of high school students, wearing different uniforms and carrying a box in their hands, shouting “Please donate to The Hundred Million Yen Project scholarship fund”? I... more

Beating the heat in Chubu


Air conditioning in Japan is different from the central-air conditioning heaven in some other countries. However, the room-by-room style of air-conditioning is actually a lot better for the environment, although sensible use of windows and... more

Bicycle for Everyone’s Earth

Bicycle for Everyone’s Earth


An international group of volunteers will get on their bikes at Japan’s northern most point this August, and peddle the 3,500 kilometer length of the country to promote sustainability and environmental awareness. The BEE (Bicycle... more

Natural Produce store in Nagoya

Natural Produce store in Nagoya


A one-minute walk from exit 4 of Kakuozan station sits a new store. A glass window is decorated with forest imagery, and a white display dominates the view. You might think it is a café... more

Disaster Information


 Disaster Information in Multiple Languages  To those who are suffering from the disaster that hit and has still been hitting Tohoku and Kanto area: our thoughts and prayers are with you and all those affected by... more