JR Kyushu Expects Daily Traffic of 100,000 to JR Hakata City

Yoshifumi Baba, one of the directors of JR Kyushu, spoke at a meeting in Fukuoka City on the 28th on the subject of the new main building of the JR Hakata Station, to be known as JR Hakata City. Baba said that JR Kyushu expects that daily traffic through the building will be 100,000 people. […]

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Fukuoka Prefecture to Start Small Business Training Institute for Asian Companies

Fukuoka Prefecture announced it will open the Asia Small and Medium-Sized Business University at the end of August for promoting business and joint enterprises with small businesses in the region. It plans to admit managers from roughly 60 Thai companies in the manufacturing industry in three waves during FY 2010. The first group will consist […]

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Kyushu Local Governments Shed Employees

A survey by the Kyushu Economic Research Center shows that as of April 2009, the seven prefectures in the region had roughly 171,000 employees, while municipal governments had about 136,000. Compared to the totals of April 2005, this is a decline of 4.8% and 8.1% respectively. While the employee reductions have been in most administrative […]

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Suspension of Lexis Hybrid Sales in North America to Have Limited Effect on Toyota Kyushu

Toyota Motors has temporarily halted production of its Lexus HS250h hybrid at its Fukuoka Prefecture plant after it decided to suspend sales and recall the vehicles after the discovery of an oil leak problem. The company said, however, that the impact on Toyota Kyushu will be minimal because that model accounts for only 2% of […]

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First New Listing on FSE in Nearly Three Years

The drugstore chain Sakura Pharmacy operated by Total Medical Service of Fukuoka Prefecture was listed on the Fukuoka Stock Exchange. It was the first new listing on the FSE in two years and 10 months. It becomes the 131st company on the exchange. No shares of the stock were traded during its first day on […]

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Plant for Home Delivery of Drinking Water to be Built

Tokyo-based Nac announced plans to build a bottling plant in Fukuoka City for its Kurikura water delivered to homes. It will be their eighth plant in Kyushu, and will have a maximum monthly output of 600,000 liters. It is expected to begin operation in October, and provide water primarily to Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Oita […]

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First New Listing on FSE in Nearly Three Years

The drugstore chain Sakura Pharmacy operated by Total Medical Service of Fukuoka Prefecture was listed on the Fukuoka Stock Exchange. It was the first new listing on the FSE in two years and 10 months. It becomes the 131st company on the exchange. No shares of the stock were traded during its first day on […]

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Plant for Home Delivery of Drinking Water to be Built

Tokyo-based Nac announced plans to build a bottling plant in Fukuoka City for its Kurikura water delivered to homes. It will be their eighth plant in Kyushu, and will have a maximum monthly output of 600,000 liters. It is expected to begin operation in October, and provide water primarily to Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Oita […]

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K-RIP Promotes Environmental Ties with Shandong Province

The Kyushu Recycle and Environmental Industry Plaza in Fukuoka City, an organization consisting of representatives of government, industry, and academia, signed a memorandum with Shandong Province, China, to promote exchange in the environmental and recycling sector. This is the second such agreement K-RIP has with a Chinese local government, after the one with the city […]

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Saga U. to Offer Accounting System over the Internet

Saga University will offer an accounting system to medical institutions that it developed with Japan Unysis, it was revealed. It is a so-called cloud computing system that can be used through the Internet. This will be the first attempt to offer such a fee-based system to medical institutions over the Internet in Japan.

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