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Dec 9, 2022 Local News
Kumamoto Castle Restoration Delayed 15 Years
On December 7, the Kumamoto Castle General Office and others held the second meeting of a committee of outside experts to review the basic restoration plan for Kumamoto Castle...
Jun 29, 2022 Local News
Hoshino Resort’s Urban Brand “OMO” Coming To Kyushu
OMO is an experiential hotel brand that proposes not only lodging but also activities to enjoy the city together with the local community, and this is the first entry into Kyushu. ...
Jul 9, 2021 Local News
Parco and Hoshino in New Kumamoto Commercial Facility
Hoshino Resort and Parco announced the opening of their new facilities in Kumamoto City in the spring of 2023. A new eleven-story commercial complex is currently under construction...
Jun 29, 2021 Local News
Kumamoto Castle Main Keep Reopened
Reconstruction of the main tower of Kumamoto Castle was completed, and public visitors were able to lookout from the keep for the first time in five years. The castle was...
Apr 28, 2021 Local News
Business Regulations Expanded to Kumamoto and Nagasaki
Regulations for businesses aimed at curtailing the further spread of the new coronavirus infections expand to more areas in Kyushu. Nagasaki City requests local businesses and its ...
Apr 7, 2021 Local News
Kumamoto Castle Towers Restoration Completed
Members of the media were shown inside the restored main towers of Kumamoto Castle on April 6. The tower areas will be opened to the public from April 26. In the quake of 2016 both...
Mar 30, 2021 Local News
Kumamoto Suspends LINE-based Operations Following Security Breach
Kumamoto City is suspending its LINE-based services due to the recent security matters reported in China. According to the city, three of its fourteen systems had been accessible b...
Sep 8, 2020 Local News
Kumamoto City Zoo Launches Online VR Zoo
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 Local News
LGBT Couple Sues Kumamoto City Government
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 Local News
Kumamoto City Releases Multilingual App for Garbage Pickup
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 ...