Island City Lot Price Reduced

Fukuoka City has reformulated its business plan for Island City, an artificial island in Higashi Ward. Part of the revision involves a 28% reduction in the price of lots in the area’s residential district, which covers 94.6 hectares. The city is concerned it might not be able to sell the lots during the economic downturn.

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Indian Mongoose Confirmed in Kagoshima City

DNA testing has revealed that the six live mongooses and remains of one dead mongoose recovered in Kagoshima City are the Indian mongoose. This is the first time the presence of the animal, which inhabits Amami Island in Kagoshima Prefecture and Okinawa Prefecture, has been confirmed on one of the four main Japanese islands. The [...]

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Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly Passes Anti-Gang Measure

The Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly unanimously passed a measure to strengthening its control over criminal gang activity. The bill prohibits enterprises from distributing their profits to gangs through such means as excessive discounts on transactions, and provides for a maximum of one year in jail or a fine of up to 500,000 yen for doing so. [...]

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Miyazaki Microbrew Wins Second National Award

Hideji, a microbrew produced in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, has won its second national award in beer competitions. It received its most recent gold medal in the International Beer Competition 2009 held in Tokyo in August. A total of 169 brands produced by 51 companies from Japan and overseas were represented. The Miyazaki beer, sold under [...]

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Miyazaki and Kagoshima Municipalities Form Independent District

Miyakonojo and Mimata-cho in Miyazaki Prefecture, and So’o and Shibushi in Kagoshima Prefecture, have created an independent district across prefectural boundaries in accordance with national law to enhance medical, social welfare, and educational services for their residents. It is the fifth such district nationwide and the first in Kyushu. The core city of the district [...]

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Miyazaki Microbrew Wins Second National Award

Hideji, a microbrew produced in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, has won its second national award in beer competitions. It received its most recent gold medal in the International Beer Competition 2009 held in Tokyo in August. A total of 169 brands produced by 51 companies from Japan and overseas were represented. The Miyazaki beer, sold under [...]

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Miyazaki and Kagoshima Municipalities Form Independent District

Miyakonojo and Mimata-cho in Miyazaki Prefecture, and So’o and Shibushi in Kagoshima Prefecture, have created an independent district across prefectural boundaries in accordance with national law to enhance medical, social welfare, and educational services for their residents. It is the fifth such district nationwide and the first in Kyushu. The core city of the district [...]

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Nine Northern Kyushu Junior Colleges Form Consortium

Nine junior colleges in Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki prefecture formed the Junior College Consortium Kyushu this week to improve their educational services. The schools hope to improve their curriculums, provide mutual support for hiring, and enhance their ability to compete against four-year universities and trade schools. It is reportedly the first such grouping in the [...]

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MLIT’s Budget Cuts to Impact Kyushu

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport released information on the projects it plans to cut or reduce from the supplemental budget for 2009. Several of these will have an impact on Kyushu. The plan to widen to four lanes the Nagasaki Expressway from Nagasaki to Tarami has been frozen. The funds for surveying obstacles [...]

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Sasebo Mulls Plan for Huis ten Bosch Resort

Seeking for a solution to the financial difficulties of the Huis ten Bosch resort in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, the city has come up with a proposal in which it would assume ownership of the land and the facilities and subcontract the resort operation to the private sector. The city already has floated the idea in [...]

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