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Mar 22, 2018
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to privatize Kumamoto Airport by April 2020. The ministry will listen to offers from companies who want to operate...
Feb 27, 2018
Kumamoto Prefecture moved to strengthen a policy that gives local companies the opportunity to use the image of the popular mascot Kumamon for free when selling products abroad. Th...
Jan 15, 2018
Kumamoto Prefecture announced on Jan. 11 a collaboration with the Chinese bicycle-sharing service called Ofo. The well-established company provides over...
Jan 10, 2018
Kumamoto Prefecture made the Kumamon character available for use by overseas companies from Jan. 8. Businesses based outside of...
Dec 21, 2017
On Dec. 8, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and US Marine Corps began a series of joint training exercises at the Army National...
Dec 14, 2017
Osprey aircrafts took to the sky over Kumamoto on the night of Dec. 11 as part of the joint training exercises being conducted by the...
Dec 9, 2017
Small pieces of the Minami-Aso Railway, which were badly damaged during the Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016, are being sold off to the public as part of
Nov 15, 2017
The total number of tourists who visited Kumamoto Prefecture in 2016 was approximately 48 million, which was nearly 11 million less than the year before. Statistics gathered by the...
Nov 7, 2017
A tourist train collided with a large car at a railway crossing between Sakamoto and Haki Stations in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto at approximately 10:15 on Nov. 3. A section of the...
Oct 6, 2017
On October 4, another road leading up to Mount Aso reopened after a year and a half, allowing one-way traffic to pass through. The 11 km Yoshida prefectural road known as...