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Oct 2, 2019 Local News
Sakura Machi Shopping Center in Kumamoto Opens
A newly opened shopping center in the central Kumamoto City, Sakura Machi Kumamoto, marked its one-millionth visitor on its 10th day of operation. The six-floor shopping complex op...
Apr 19, 2019 Local News
Kumamoto Airport Aims High with Airport Privatization
On Apr. 14, Kumamoto Prefecture Governor Ikuo Kabashima revealed the management plan for Kumamoto Airport for its privatization in April 2020. Over the next thirty years, the airpo...
Apr 8, 2019 Local News
Transparent Soy Sauce Selling Well for Kumamoto Company
Fundodai Goyo, a soy sauce brewer in Kumamoto City, invented a "transparent" soy sauce which is enjoying brisk sales since its debut in Feb. 2019. Unlike the traditional black liqu...
Dec 5, 2018 Local News
Kumamoto City to recognize LGBT partnerships
Kumamoto City will begin officially recognizing the partnerships of LGBT couples from April 2019. According to the statement of Kumamoto City Mayor Kazufumi Onishi at a press confe...
Sep 3, 2018 Local News
Lions and Tigers Return to Kumamoto Zoo
The lions and tigers that were moved out of the Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens over two years ago due to the series of earthquakes that hit the local area will retu...