Oct 21, 2020
With cooler weather, fall is Kyushu in a great time to get outdoors. Now is the perfect time to make use of the limited-time Go To Travel campaign to see Kyushu. (Several regions a...
Sep 10, 2020
A college specialized in IT and tourism education will be established in Minami-aso Village, Kumamoto Prefecture. The Idea, IT College Aso, will provide a two-year curriculum to ed...
Sep 8, 2020
Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens opened a “VR Zoo,” using a Youtube-based application. The free content introduces 360-degree views of zoo animals at sixteen location...
Jul 20, 2020
No scream, no fun! The Kumamoto-located amusement park, Greenland Resort, welcomes guests to “scream” in a unique way. While no-screaming policies are becoming a new normal for rol...
Jul 15, 2020
Kumamoto Prefecture announced on July 13 that a civil servant from Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, tested positive to the novel coronavirus as he returned from his disaster-reli...
Jul 6, 2020
Record heavy rains hit some regions of Kyushu in the early morning of July 4. Kumamoto Prefecture recorded 110~120 mm/hr rainfall in Ashikita Town and Yatsushiro City, causing conf...
Jun 9, 2020
A web page featuring hotels and ryokan in Kumamoto Prefecture launched ‘Hitotoki Pass,’ a website selling hotel vouchers for post-corona trips. Hitotoki Pass allows customers to pu...
Apr 3, 2020
The mayor of Kumamoto City, Kazufumi Onishi, began teleworking from his home on April 3 to lessen the risk of new coronavirus infection. The mayor, who is known as "twitter mayor" ...
Mar 27, 2020
An LGBT couple in Kumamoto City is suing the city for violation of the constitution. The men, who have been recognized by the city's partnership system, submitted an official marri...
Feb 26, 2020
Maintenance hole lids with manga art will soon be installed on the streets of Minamata City, Kumamoto. To mark the 70th anniversary of the local government...