Decline in Number of Babies Left at Akachan Post

The Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto City, which operates a service that allows parents to anonymously deliver their unwanted babies to allow the hospital to find families to care for them, announced they received 15 babies in 2009, the lowest annual amount since their service began. They received 25 in 2008 and 17 in 2007. Kumamoto […]

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Nishinippon City Bank to Repay Public Funds

The Nishinippon City Bank, based in Fukuoka City, announced plans to finish paying back by September the remaining 35 billion yen in public funds it received. The bank’s predecessor before a merger, Fukuoka City Bank, received the public assistance when it was in financial difficulties eight years ago. The bank focused on strengthening its bottom […]

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Ad Income Continues to Fall for Fukuoka Broadcasters

The five private-sector broadcasters based in Fukuoka City released their financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2010, which showed they have been unable to stem the decline in ad revenue that began with the economic downturn in the fall of 2008. Four of the five reported overall revenue declines. Creating a more difficult […]

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Fall in Tenjin Land Prices Stops

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport released its April report on regional land prices showing that while land prices continued to fall in 82% of the 150 primary commercial and residential districts surveyed nationwide, prices were flat in the Tenjin district of Fukuoka City over the same period. It was the first time in […]

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Oita Bus Companies to Allow Nimoca Card Use

The three bus companies providing service on local routes in Oita City and Beppu will allow the use of the Nishi-Nippon Railway (Nishitetsu) contactless payment card nimoca for fares starting in December. They also plan to jointly establish a new company serving as a sales agent for these cards next March, and hope to expand […]

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Kyushu College Grads Have Trouble Finding Jobs

A survey by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, Education, and Welfare shows that the percentage of students graduated from university this spring to find employment was lower in the Kyushu/Okinawa region than any other bloc in the country. The rate nationwide was 91.8%, the second-lowest since records have been kept, but […]

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Ad Income Continues to Fall for Fukuoka Broadcasters

The five private-sector broadcasters based in Fukuoka City released their financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2010, which showed they have been unable to stem the decline in ad revenue that began with the economic downturn in the fall of 2008. Four of the five reported overall revenue declines. Creating a more difficult […]

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Fall in Tenjin Land Prices Stops

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport released its April report on regional land prices showing that while land prices continued to fall in 82% of the 150 primary commercial and residential districts surveyed nationwide, prices were flat in the Tenjin district of Fukuoka City over the same period. It was the first time in […]

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Oita Bus Companies to Allow Nimoca Card Use

The three bus companies providing service on local routes in Oita City and Beppu will allow the use of the Nishi-Nippon Railway (Nishitetsu) contactless payment card nimoca for fares starting in December. They also plan to jointly establish a new company serving as a sales agent for these cards next March, and hope to expand […]

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Kyushu College Grads Have Trouble Finding Jobs

A survey by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, Education, and Welfare shows that the percentage of students graduated from university this spring to find employment was lower in the Kyushu/Okinawa region than any other bloc in the country. The rate nationwide was 91.8%, the second-lowest since records have been kept, but […]

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