Dec 25, 2020
Umitamago, an aquarium in Oita Prefecture, is running a crowdfunding project to feed its sea animals. Umitamago, which is home to about 15,000 fish and animals, has seen a reduced ...
Dec 1, 2020
Usuki City and Beppu City in Oita Prefecture compete for tourists by launching similar discount campaigns; ‘Fugu (puffer fish) wari’ vs. ‘Oni (ogre) wari.’ While ‘Oni wari’ discoun...
Oct 22, 2020
Oita Prefecture selected Daiichi Kotsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. as the candidate operator of its hovercraft. The Kitakyushu-based taxi company was the only company to apply as the operator...
Oct 5, 2020
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and PR Times Inc. have established a partnership to promote student startups. The university has seen four student startups between 2018 a...
Sep 29, 2020
The GPS-based smartphone game “Attack of Titan in Hita” was released on September 13. The application allows players to embark on an actual quest around Hita City (Oita,) the homet...
Apr 30, 2020
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Oita Prefecture announced a special payout to all students amidst the impact of the new coronavirus crisis. As APU plans to resume oper...
Apr 16, 2020
Local governments are creating positions for people who lose their jobs due to the impact of the coronavirus. The mayor of Beppu City, Oita, announced on April 13 that the city wou...
Apr 15, 2020
Usa City in Oita Prefecture has become the second seishu (sake liquor) special zone in Japan. The new special zone allows local breweries to open an additional brewing facility pur...
Apr 7, 2020
Oita Prefecture has partnered a California-based satellite launching company to develop a horizontal-launch port. According to an announcement by the prefecture on April 3, it will...
Mar 9, 2020
On March 4, Oita Prefecture announced that it would reintroduce the hovercraft as a means of public transportation connecting Oita Airport with the central area of Oita City in 202...