Mar 11, 2013
According to the Reconstruction Agency, the number of persons who have evacuated to Kyushu from the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake rose by 51 to 2,429 (as of Feb...
Feb 28, 2013
Fukuoka-based Kyushu Economic Research Center reported that the more people left the Kyushu-Okinawa region than moved here in 2012, resulting in the first excess outflow of populat...
Feb 19, 2013
Kawaii is wonderfully versatile word: not only is it a term of endearment for youngsters and small things, it can be used to refer to people and things that are lovable and soothin...
Feb 13, 2013
Amid a recent rash of incidents thought to be connected to organized crime, a plan to hire 100 police officers in fiscal 2013 was reported at a meeting of the Police Affairs Commit...
Jan 25, 2013
The Fukuoka Municipal Government announced on Tuesday that a man in his 30s was rushed to hospital on Jan. 21 after being bitten by a redback spider in Chuo-ku. According to report...
Jan 18, 2013
Local real estate company owner and volunteer probation officer Isao Soejima has established a recycling company called Human Harbor to provide jobs to ex-convicts. Sympathetic to ...
Jan 8, 2013
Nokonoshima, in Hakata Bay, is one of 23 islands in Japan that could become officially recognised as a remote island if current registration criteria are changed. The federal gover...
Dec 19, 2012
In the past, Kurume has been dubbed the “3-sha town”, alluding to the 3 kinds of “-sha” the city is known for: “isha” (doctors), “jitensha” (bicycles) and “geisha”. At the beginnin...
Dec 17, 2012
The national government has announced it has launched a total of 15 disaster prevention projects involving 11 rivers, roads, and other areas in four Kyushu prefectures hard hit by ...
Dec 12, 2012
Fukuoka Prefectural Police, Kyushu Police Department, Fukuoka Immigration Bureau and the Fukuoka Legal Affairs Bureau met on Dec 11 for a meeting to discuss prevention of sham marr...