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...
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...
Jan 14, 2020
Kumamoto City released a new smartphone application to explain waste separation rules for non-Japanese speakers this month. The new service explains the seemingly complex rules of ...
Oct 2, 2019
A newly opened shopping center in the central Kumamoto City, Sakura Machi Kumamoto, marked its one-millionth visitor on its 10th day of operation. The six-floor shopping complex op...
Apr 19, 2019
On Apr. 14, Kumamoto Prefecture Governor Ikuo Kabashima revealed the management plan for Kumamoto Airport for its privatization in April 2020. Over the next thirty years, the airpo...
Apr 8, 2019
Fundodai Goyo, a soy sauce brewer in Kumamoto City, invented a "transparent" soy sauce which is enjoying brisk sales since its debut in Feb. 2019. Unlike the traditional black liqu...
Dec 5, 2018
Kumamoto City will begin officially recognizing the partnerships of LGBT couples from April 2019. According to the statement of Kumamoto City Mayor Kazufumi Onishi at a press confe...
Sep 3, 2018
The lions and tigers that were moved out of the Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens over two years ago due to the series of earthquakes that hit the local area will retu...