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Request for Establishment of East Kyushu Shinkansen Promotion Group

The Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce and other organizations have requested Fukuoka Prefecture Governor Seitaro Hattori to establish a promotion group for the East Kyushu Shinkansen, which aims to connect Fukuoka to Kagoshima via Oita. The proposal was submitted to the governor on June 12. The planned route would follow the JR Nippo Main Line through four prefectures, while another proposal in Oita suggests a route along the JR Kyudai Main Line for tourism benefits. Governor Hattori reaffirmed Fukuoka’s commitment to the Nippo Line route and emphasized the urgency of forming the promotion group. Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce Chairman Junji Tsuda highlighted the economic benefits for the region. Source: NHK

Request for Early Establishment of East Kyushu Shinkansen Promotion Group

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Published: Jun 13, 2024 / Last Updated: Jun 14, 2024

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