Jun 10, 2019
Costco Wholesale Japan, Ltd. announced plans to open a new warehouse store in Mifune Town, Kumamoto Prefecture. It will be the third Costco store in Kyushu. The company and the to...
May 9, 2019
Last October, to address complaints of unimaginative license plates, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism allowed for 41 localities to create alternative opt...
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 18, 2019
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and JR Kyushu is preparing to reopen the JR Hohi Line fully by the end of the fiscal year 2020. The 27-km route o...
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...
Mar 20, 2019
Hamadaya Shoyu, Inc., an international soy sauce producer based in Kumamoto City marked its 200th anniversary on Mar. 18. Attendees were invited into a renewed brewery house. After...
Feb 4, 2019
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism has selected 15 michi-no-eki in Japan as "important roadside stations," and among them were three spots selected from K...
Jan 31, 2019
A dinosaur rib bone of the early Cretaceous (believed to be active around 133 million years ago) was found on a mountain in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto. According to the Mifune Dinos...
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...
Nov 22, 2018
Kumamoto Prefecture has seen a significant recovery in the number of tourists visiting the prefecture. According to the prefecture's report, the number of tourists who stayed overn...