JAL to open Diamond Premiere Lounge at Fukuoka Domestic Airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) will open their top-class lounge, “Diamond Premiere Lounge”, as well as re-open the “Sakura Lounge” at the Fukuoka Domestic Airport on March 30. The lounge is the fourth in the series of Diamond Premiere Lounges in Haneda, Chitose, and…

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Residents Raise Concerns at Genkai Nuclear Power Plant Meeting

A meeting between the Genkai Genpatsu (Genkai Nuclear Power Plant) and local residents was held at Itobunka Hall in Itoshima last March 23. Itoshima is one of the cities within the 30-kilometer radius from plant numbers 3 and 4 located in Genkai, Higashimatsuura District of…

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Kyuden Opens Geothermal Plant in Sumatra

Kyushu Electric Power (Kyushu Denryoku) announced on March 22 that they began operation of a large scale geothermal power plant in Sumatra, Indonesia which lies about 350 km south of Medan…

Read More 03/23/2017 13:47

Cat Shelter & Hostel opened in Hakata

A unique new hostel opens today in Hakata that boasts a cat shelter among it amenities. While the cats cannot be brought into the dorm rooms the shelter is open for all guests to enjoy. Room types include a mixed dormitory starting at ¥2,900, a private dorm room at ¥11,200, and a women only…

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Toyota Kyushu Using Hydrogen Powered Forklifts

Toyota Motor Company Kyushu (Miyawaka City) has begun utilizing hydrogen powered forklifts at its Miyata factory. This is the first time hydrogen has been used as source of power inside a Japanese factory. The forklifts began operation on March 21, with two currently in operation and there are plans…

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Fukuoka Marathon 2017 Applications Open

Applications to participate in the Fukuoka Marathon 2017 will be accepted from Monday, April 17 at 10:00. This year the marathon will be held on Sunday, November 12. The number of runners being accepted this year has been increased to 12,000 which is more than…

Read More 03/22/2017 14:00

Ramen Ippudo listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Chikaranomoto Holdings (Fukuoka City), known for its chain of Ippudo ramen shops, was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 21. On the first day of trading a surge of purchases doubled the initial listing price to close the day out at ¥1,380. The CEO said the company plans to focus…

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Kawaii Ambassadors Visit Fukuoka Pref. Governor

On March 16th the eight international “Kawaii Ambassadors”, selected by AsianBeat from around Asia from countries such as China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam, visited the Fukuoka Prefecture Governor. They are in Fukuoka to attend the…

Read More 03/17/2017 18:50

Fukuoka nursing homes eye Foreign Workers

Research conducted by the Kyushu Economic Federation has found that approximately 70% of nursing homes in Fukuoka City need more workers and that 60% of them hope to fill the positions with nurses from other countries. Some nursing homes expressed concern about…

Read More 03/16/2017 15:26

Fukuoka Financial Group opens Coworking Space

This April the Fukuoka Financial Group (FFG) will open a coworking space in Tokyo. Called “Diagonal Run Tokyo” the location will provide rental offices, meeting rooms, and event space for companies from Kyushu as well as other parts of Japan to meet, collaborate and…

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