Apr 13, 2021
Voting for Fukuoka Prefecture's gubernatorial election took place on April 11, resulting in Seitaro Hattori's victory. The Kitakyushu-native politician had served as the Vice Gover...
Apr 1, 2021
The gubernatorial election campaign got underway in Fukuoka Prefecture last week ago. Below are summaries of each candidates’ manifestos. As always, these translations were made by...
Mar 29, 2021
Campaigning for the gubernatorial election of Fukuoka officially began on March 25. Mieko Hoshino (former member of Fukuoka City Assembly) and Seitaro Hattori (current Fukuoka Vice...
Feb 26, 2021
Fukuoka’s next gubernatorial election is scheduled for April 11. The election period will begin officially on Mar. 25, the day after the resignation of the present governor, Hirosh...
Jan 22, 2021
As a result of the hospitalization of Fukuoka Governor Hiroshi Ogawa, Vice Governor Hattori will take over the duties until Feb. 11. Governor Ogawa was admitted to Kyushu Universit...
Dec 9, 2020
On December 7, Soichiro Takashima celebrated his tenth year as mayor of Fukuoka City. In a recent interview, he said he felt the city regained energy in the time since he took over...
Aug 28, 2020
On the evening of Aug. 28, the mayor of Fukuoka City, Soichiro Takashima, responded to the news of the resignation of the current Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Referring to the fact ...
Apr 10, 2020
Mayor Soichiro Takeshima announced that as of April 8, there had been 136 confirmed new coronavirus infections in Fukuoka City. The route of transmission is unknown in over 40% of ...
Mar 4, 2020
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism is expected to appropriate a budget to cover the cost of lengthening the runway at Kitakyushu Airport. The airport serv...
Dec 2, 2019
Fukuoka Prefecture has granted priority negotiating rights to a group of three companies led by...