Kumamoto’s Itsuki-mura Likely to Adopt Performance-Based Salary System for Councilors

The members of the municipal council of Itsuki-mura, Kumamoto Prefecture, have agreed in principle on a plan to base their salaries on an evaluation of their performance. The residents will create a committee to evaluate the council members as “excellent”, “good”, or “ordinary”. It will be presented to the municipal council in March, and it […]

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Fukuoka Parco to Have 154 Shops

Tokyo-based Parco, which will open a commercial complex in Fukuoka City’s Tenjin district on March 19, announced their tenant lineup. Including a directly operated outlet that will sell its own brands, Parco will have 154 different shops. About 30% will sell clothing, and there will also be many shops selling sundries, beauty products, and food […]

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Kyushu Economic White Paper Notes Shift in Consumption Patterns and Business Structures

The Kyushu Economic Research Center released its Kyushu economic white paper for 2010, called Changing Consumption and Retail Innovation. It describes the changes in consumption activities and sales strategies that have occurred in the region since the economic downturn caused by the financial crisis of 2008. The center notes that larger commercial facilities have struggled […]

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Nishi-Nippon City Bank to Offer Student Loans

Fukuoka City-based Nishi-Nippon City Bank became the first bank in the country to offer student loans when it introduced a special program on the 22nd for those aged 18-30 to help pay tuition and living expenses. One of the requirements is that a parent cosign the loan. The interest rate will be fixed at 2.0% […]

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Saibu Gas to Build LNG Complex in Kitakyushu’s Hibikinada

Fukuoka City-based Saibu gas formally announced it would build a liquid natural gas complex in the Hibikinada district of Kitakyushu. It will rent 250,000 square meters of ground, erect two 180,000-kiloliter LNG tanks, and use them for storing LNG shipped from overseas. The company will invest about 70 billion yen in the project, for which […]

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Miyazaki Prefecture to Open Antenna Shop in Tenjin

Miyazaki Prefecture announced plans to open an antenna shop in the Tenjin district of Fukuoka City in late April. It will be the prefecture’s fourth shop in the country, after Tokyo, Osaka, and Miyazaki City. The shop will offer about 130 different products, focusing mainly on daily consumables. One will be a free range chicken […]

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Decision Made on Nanakuma Line Extension

A special committee of the Fukuoka City Council has decided on the route for the extension of the Nanakuma Line running from Tenjin Minami to Hashimoto on the city-operated subway system. The route will run from the Tenjin Minami Station through Canal City Hakata to the JR Hakata Station. The route was chosen because it […]

Read More 02/18/2010 00:00

Kyushu Auto Production Below One Million Units in 2009

The Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry released statistics for automobile production in the region in 2009 showing that production fell from the previous year to roughly 856,000 units, a 24.1% drop. It was the first time in four years production failed to reach one million autos. In contrast, Kyushu accounted for 10.8% of […]

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Toyota Kyushu Stops Production of Two Models

Toyota Kyushu will suspend production of two of four hybrid vehicle models subject to recall for an eight-day period this month. They are the Sai and the Lexis HS250h. This will reduce production by about 2,500 units as a result. The models have the same braking systems that are causing problems in the Prius.

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Nishitetsu to Combine Osaka and Kyoto Routes on Night Bus Service

Starting April 2, the Nishi-Nippon Railway Co. (Nishitetsu) will combine its two long-distance routes to Osaka and Kyoto via Kitakyushu. The company will eliminate the route to Kyoto, and provide service to the city by extending the Osaka route. The trip to Osaka will still take nine hours and 45 minutes, but the trip to […]

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