Nov 22, 2021
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) announced the establishment of the College of Sustainable Development and Tourism. Beginning in April 2023, the new faculty would accept 3...
Oct 12, 2021
An Oita-based soy sauce brewer developed a shoyu product made from crickets. The joint project between Marumata Shoyu and a local startup, Otogino, succeeded in turning traditional...
Oct 5, 2021
Admissions of approximately 1,300 exchange students to Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) to Japan have been suspended as of September 2022. The number makes up one-fourth o...
Jul 20, 2021
A souvenir shop for aliens visiting planet Earth opened in Oita Airport. Seizing the opportunity as the airport becomes the first spaceport in Asia, a local IT company developed a ...
Jul 19, 2021
An ANA-group startup company, Avatarin Inc., announced that it would produce about 500 units of ‘newme’ robot at Denken Co. Ltd. in Yufu City by the end of March 2022. Newme is a m...
Jun 16, 2021
Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd., an Oita-based producer of popular shochu ‘iichiko,’ will open a tourist brewery in May 2022. Construction of the 700-square-meter facility has begun on a sp...
Jun 10, 2021
An Attack on Titan character stands near JR Hita Station in Oita Prefecture with his mouth wide open, ready to collect empty pet bottles. The 1.1-meter-high pet bottle recycling bi...
May 11, 2021
A Keio University professor released the rankings of anti-covid actions taken in all prefectures in Japan. In Kyushu, Saga and Oita earned the 3rd and 4th positions, thanks to citi...
Apr 26, 2021
Skull Leaper Eiji, an Oita City assembly member, and masked wrestler, is protesting against the city assembly for refusing him to appear on...
Mar 23, 2021
More prefectures in Kyushu are accepting seconded workers from major airline companies. On Mar. 19, Oita Prefecture announced three office workers from ANA and JAL would join their...