Sep 13, 2019
Miyaki Town in Saga Prefecture will begin a new type of "kodomo shokudo” (children's cafeteria) service. In collaboration with the Fukuoka-based startup Gigi, it will gather donati...
Sep 12, 2019
Fukuoka City and Line Fukuoka have developed a disaster-prevention information system for the city's official Line account. Users can communicate with a chatbot to find...
Sep 4, 2019
Fukuoka Prefecture conducted a survey to analyze current challenges that surround childbirth and child-rearing in the region, and 68 percent of the respondents pointed out that fin...
Aug 21, 2019
Fukuoka City launched a consultation program on Line for students of municipal elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, and special support schools. The project aims ...
Aug 19, 2019
Data from a government study showed the number of junior high school students in Fukuoka Prefecture reached 134,958 as of May 2019, an increase of 508 compared to the previous year...
Aug 16, 2019
On Aug. 9, KDDI Corporation announced funding for Neutron Holdings, Inc., a US-based startup running an electric-scooter share service. The company will support the entrance of the...
Aug 8, 2019
A new consultation center for foreigners opened on the third floor of ACROS Fukuoka on July 31. Reflecting revised immigration rules for international workers, Fukuoka Prefecture e...
Aug 7, 2019
On July 31, an advisory body to the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare has agreed on an increase for minimum wage. The committee decided that the minimum wage in the seven prefe...
Jul 19, 2019
According to a census conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, six prefectures in Kyushu recorded decreases in their populations in 2018. Prefectures which...
Jul 11, 2019
An LGBT couple in Fukuoka City held a press conference on July 5 and announced plans to sue the government of Japan for violation of equal marriage rights. The men, in their twenti...