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Jun 1, 2023 Local News
Female Councilor’s Outfit Suggestion Sparks Controversy
In a session of the Iizuka City Council on May 30, city councilor Ryuta Fujima, a member of the Japan Restoration Association, received a...
Apr 18, 2023 Local News
Oita’s New Mayor Plans Free School Lunches
Former House of Councilors member Shinya Adachi was elected unopposed as Oita's mayor and announced his top priority of addressing the declining birthrate...
Apr 5, 2023 Local News
Fukuoka Prefecture Boosts Election Interest
An event was held to increase interest in the upcoming prefectural assembly elections, which will be held on April 9th, by handing out pencils symbolizing "batons" to voters under ...
Mar 22, 2023 Local News
Prefecture Passes Sign Language Ordinance
A "Sign Language Ordinance," aimed at recognizing sign language as a language and promoting its widespread use to help people with hearing disabilities live comfortably, was establ...
Mar 8, 2023 Local News
Fukuoka Mayor Takashima Joins 21-City Alliance Joins 21-City Alliance
Fukuoka City and 20 other mayors from across Japan have established a "Union of City and Town Mayors" to discuss local challenges such as population decline and declining birthrate...
Mar 1, 2023 Local News
Fukuoka and Kitakyushu Mayors Meet to Strengthen Cooperation
The mayors of Kitakyushu and Fukuoka City met on February 28th to discuss strengthening collaboration on supporting start-ups and promoting tourism, under the slogan of "Fuku-Kita ...
Feb 6, 2023 Local News
Former Bureaucrat Kazuhisa Takeuchi Elected as Kitakyushu Mayor in Four-Way Race
The Kitakyushu mayoral election was a four-way race among four newcomers after incumbent Mayor Kenji Kitahashi announced his retirement after serving four terms and 16 years. Takeu...
Nov 21, 2022 Local News
Soichiro Takashima Wins Fourth Term as Fukuoka Mayor
Soichiro Takashima, the incumbent, was elected for the fourth time, defeating two newcomers, including Mr. Tanaka, a former city councilor, whom the Constitutional Democratic Party...
Nov 8, 2022 Local News
Early Voting Starts for Fukuoka City Mayoral Election
Advance voting is a system that allows voters who cannot vote on voting day due to work or travel to cast their ballot at a designated place in advance. The number of voters who us...
Oct 27, 2022 Local News
Fukuoka City Councilor Member Questioned by Police
Wakako Horimoto, a city council member of Fukuoka City, was questioned by the police for distributing leaflets in the name of a former member of the House of Representatives, stati...