Flu Vaccinations Start in Kyushu

Medical institutions in Nagasaki, Oita, and Kagoshima prefectures began acquiring vaccines for the new influenza virus on the 19th and inoculating doctors and nurses. They were followed by Saga Prefecture at midweek and Miyazaki Prefecture on the 21st. The vaccines were scheduled to arrive in Fukuoka and Kumamoto prefectures on the 23rd. After medical personnel, [...]

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Yaskawa Electric Sales Down by Half

Yaskawa Electric of Kitakyushu released its interim report for the current fiscal year that recorded sales of 98.355 billion yen, down 48% from the year-before period. The company also posted a current loss of 98 million yen, following the previous year’s 16.69 billion yen in profit. It was the first time the company suffered revenue [...]

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Nishitetsu Says it Will Lose JPY 1.6 Billion in Revenue from Toll-Free Expressways

The Nishi-Nippon Railway Co. (Nishitetsu) conducted trial calculations of the effect eliminating highway tolls would have on their long-distance bus business, and concluded it would be a minimum of 1.6 billion yen. That amounts to 17.4% of the business’s revenue in FY 2008. They also said that considering the impact of the reduction of tolls [...]

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Miyazaki Beef Exported to Macao

After Macao removed its prohibition on beef imports from Japan, a Miyazaki Prefecture meat products company became the first to export beef to the region on the 19th. Macao had prevented Japanese beef from entering after it discovered BSE in a shipment in September 2001. Three Japanese companies have been approved for beef exports, two [...]

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Hawks Eliminated from Postseason Play

During the first round of postseason play in Japanese baseball, the best two-out-of-three Climax Series, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks were eliminated after two straight defeats by the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The Hawks lost the second game in Miyagi by a score of 4-1. It is the first time since 2004 that the Hawks have been [...]

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Most Companies Still Plan on Hiring New Graduates

Fukuoka City-based employment services company Universe Create released the results of its questionnaire survey of 180 companies on its intentions to hire new graduates next spring. Despite the harsh economic climate, 70% of the respondents said they will be hiring new graduates. The reasons most frequently cited were to ensure the continuation of the company [...]

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Shinkansen Funding for Nagasaki-Isahaya Route Pending

Under the direction of the new Hatoyama administration, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport has approved the 260 billion yen in spending requests for the Kyushu Shinkansen submitted by the previous government. In regard to this year’s scheduled start for the work between Nagasaki and Isahaya, however, Minister Seiji Maehara said that the new [...]

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JR Kyushu to Get in the Produce Business

It was revealed on the 17th that JR Kyushu plans to enter the agricultural sector by growing vegetables. It has rented three hectares of land in Oita City for cultivating nira, or Chinese chive, and selling them at markets or to group companies that operate eating and drinking establishments. It hopes to realize 100 million [...]

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JR Kyushu to Get in the Produce Business

It was revealed on the 17th that JR Kyushu plans to enter the agricultural sector by growing vegetables. It has rented three hectares of land in Oita City for cultivating nira, or Chinese chive, and selling them at markets or to group companies that operate eating and drinking establishments. It hopes to realize 100 million [...]

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Flu Vaccinations Start in Kyushu

Medical institutions in Nagasaki, Oita, and Kagoshima prefectures began acquiring vaccines for the new influenza virus on the 19th and inoculating doctors and nurses. They were followed by Saga Prefecture at midweek and Miyazaki Prefecture on the 21st. The vaccines were scheduled to arrive in Fukuoka and Kumamoto prefectures on the 23rd. After medical personnel, [...]

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