Shimabara Girls Win National High School Kendo Title

The girls’ kendo team from Shimabara High School in Nagasaki Prefecture took top honors in the national tournament in Fukuoka City. It was the first national championship for the girls’ team from that school.

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Job-Seeker to Job Opening Ratio at Rock Bottom

The Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry released the seasonally-adjusted June figures for Kyushu’s job-seeker to job-opening ratio. The results showed there were 100 job seekers for every 39 job openings, lower than the 0.43 national ratio, which was a record low. The only Kyushu prefecture to perform better than the national average was Oita, with [...]

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Wild Boar Sausage Goes on Sale in Takeo

The city of Takeo in Saga Prefecture recently began a campaign to eliminate wild boar from the city as a harmful animal, setting up a municipal department for that purpose in April. Rather than dispose of the meat, however, they are trying to turn it into a special product. Merchants in the city have begun [...]

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Kyushu Making No Headway in Removing Landslide Threat

Eight years ago, the national government specified about 100,000 locations in the seven Kyushu prefectures where there was a danger of landslide damage, and recommended that work be done to correct the problems. A recent survey by the Nishinippon Shimbun found that in those eight years, only 14% of those have been designated as dangerous [...]

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Fukuoka Airport’s Losses Worst in Nation

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport released the financial statements for Japan’s 26 state-managed airports for FY 2006. An examination of their finances performed after removing the airports’ income derived from tax allocation shows that 22 of them, or 80%, lost money. The biggest money-loser of all was Fukuoka Airport, which was 6.7 billion [...]

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Fukuoka Cuisine Cookbook Published in English

Three teachers at the Nakamura Gakuen University Junior College in Jonan Ward, Fukuoka City, have published an English-language cookbook of local Fukuoka recipes called Enjoy Fukuoka Cuisine in English. English teacher Akiko Tsuda said she hoped it would create conversational opportunities between foreigners and local residents at the city’s markets where regional foods are sold. [...]

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Kyushu Making No Headway in Removing Landslide Threat

Eight years ago, the national government specified about 100,000 locations in the seven Kyushu prefectures where there was a danger of landslide damage, and recommended that work be done to correct the problems. A recent survey by the Nishinippon Shimbun found that in those eight years, only 14% of those have been designated as dangerous [...]

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Fukuoka Airport’s Losses Worst in Nation

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport released the financial statements for Japan’s 26 state-managed airports for FY 2006. An examination of their finances performed after removing the airports’ income derived from tax allocation shows that 22 of them, or 80%, lost money. The biggest money-loser of all was Fukuoka Airport, which was 6.7 billion [...]

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Fukuoka Cuisine Cookbook Published in English

Three teachers at the Nakamura Gakuen University Junior College in Jonan Ward, Fukuoka City, have published an English-language cookbook of local Fukuoka recipes called Enjoy Fukuoka Cuisine in English. English teacher Akiko Tsuda said she hoped it would create conversational opportunities between foreigners and local residents at the city’s markets where regional foods are sold. [...]

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Kyushu Corporations See Agriculture as Promising Sector

Fukuoka University released the results of a survey it took of top executives at leading Kyushu companies regarding the future of the regional economy. The survey showed that 80% of the executives thought that agriculture was a promising sector for the future. Those who disagreed thought that legal restrictions and cultural practices in farming communities [...]

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