Skynet Asia to Start Oita-Haneda Flight

Miyazaki City-based Skynet Asia airlines announced it will begin roundtrip flights between Oita and Haneda airport in Tokyo on October 31. The company plans to operate three roundtrips daily. It will bring to five the number of Kyushu airports the airline uses for direct routes to Haneda: Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Oita.

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Daihatsu Kyushu Sets Sales Record

Daihatsu Kyushu announced its non-consolidated business results for the fiscal year ended March 2010. The company sold 341,766 units during the year, a rise of 9.9% from the previous year. Revenue totaled 254.010 billion yen, a 9.3% increase. This was the fifth consecutive record high for the company in both categories. One reason for the […]

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The Shiki Theater Company, a nationwide group of 700 actors that present more than 3,000 performances a year, suddenly announced that it would not make the Fukuoka City Theater at Canal City in Hakata Ward its exclusive venue in the region. Though the com

To deal with recent emergence of foot-and-mouth disease in Miyazaki Prefecture, the government will slaughter more than 1,100 head of cattle in the hope of preventing the disease from spreading. This is the highest number of animals to be slaughtered as a result of the disease in Japanese history. Livestock auctions have been suspended at […]

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Sogo Medical in Big Expansion of Pharmacies

Fukuoka City-based Sogo Medical Co., which operates a nationwide chain of pharmacies, said it planned to expand its number of outlets from the current 290 to 500 by the end of March 2014. They hope to utilize their expertise in offering consulting services to doctors opening clinics and enhance their presence near medical facilities. They […]

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Association Working to Make Kyushu the Leading East Asian Olive Producer

The Kyushu Olive Association started operating its first olive grove in Nakagawa-machi, Fukuoka Prefecture, on the 24th. The association’s objective is to make Kyushu the leading producer of olives in East Asia because they are easy to cultivate and have potential for product development. They also hope to put farmland currently lying fallow to use.

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Shiki Theater Company to Leave Fukuoka

The Shiki Theater Company, a nationwide group of 700 actors that present more than 3,000 performances a year, suddenly announced that it would not make the Fukuoka City Theater at Canal City in Hakata Ward its exclusive venue in the region. Though the company intends to continue performing in Fukuoka, it will reduce the number […]

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Kyushu Merger and Acquisition Deals Rise by 2.1%

M%A consultants Rekof Corp. of Tokyo said that the statistics it keeps on mergers and acquisition agreements in Kyushu’s seven prefectures in FY 2009 rose 2.1% from the previous year to 95. The gradual economic recovery is providing an impetus for these deals, as more than 50 were recorded in the second half of the […]

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Rice Ladle Design for Station Roof

A new roof has been placed over the plaza area at the east entrance of the JR Kumamoto Station in Kumamoto City that resembles a giant rice ladle. Ryue Nishizawa, the architect who designed the roof, said he used the concept of a white cloud. According to Kumamoto Prefecture, the roof is 50 meters long, […]

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South Korean Jockey Starts Training at Arao Racecourse

After riding only three mounts to victory in 110 races last year, South Korean jockey Bak Je-ho decided to come to the Arao Racecourse in Arao, Kumamoto, for special training. He made the decision after watching well-known Japanese jockey Eiki Nishimura race in South Korea. Bak has brought his wife and son to Arao with […]

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Nissan Kyushu to Start Full-Scale Production of Clean Diesel Cars

Full-scale production of autos with clean diesel engines will begin at Nissan Kyushu’s plant in July, company sources report. The engines will be mounted in the company’s X-Trail SUV for the domestic market. The clean diesel has a significantly lower emission level, and the company is promoting the product to expand the range of customer […]

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