(English) Hitech Strawberries Cultivation

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Read More 9月. 18, 2014, 10:59

(English) More Fukuoka Fruits To Be Exported To Asia

(English) The JA agricultural cooperatives in 15 fruit-producing prefectures, including six prefectures of Kyushu, have teamed up to export strawberries and other fresh, seasonal fruits abroad. The initiative, which will begin in October, entails the establishment of dedicated sales counters in Hong Kong and three other countries/regions. Each prefecture will take turns selling its seasonal goods at the shops. The plan is gaining attention as the first step toward a coordinated “Japan-wide” export scheme. This scheme was undertaken in an effort to meet the rising demand for Japanese fruit in Asia. The participants are the six prefectures of Kyushu except Saga, Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, Yamanashi, Tokushima and Ehime prefectures. They will begin by selling six items—strawberries, peaches, grapes, apples, Japanese pears and melons—in high-end supermarkets in Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok and Moscow. Distribution will be handled by Fukuoka-based Fukuoka Agricultural Products Trading Co., Ltd. Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 9/14

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(English) Nagasaki Joins The Bj Basketball League

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Read More 9月. 16, 2014, 14:44

(English) Road To Become Single-Lane Near Canal City

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(English) Kyuden May Scrap Reactor At Genkai

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Read More 9月. 13, 2014, 9:18

(English) Nexco To Offer Highway Passes To Foreign Tourists

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(English) Special Zone Details Take Shape

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Read More 9月. 12, 2014, 7:54

(English) New Parco Building To Offer More Space To Relax

(English) Tokyo-based department store Parco announced that the new building of its Fukuoka store will open on Nov. 13. Once the new building opens, Parco says it aims to attract 20 million visitors a year—a higher target than its Ikebukuro outlet in Tokyo. To respond to shoppers’ who said there are not enough places to relax in downtown Fukuoka, Parco’s new building in Tenjin will have eight cafes and other “relaxation spaces” . The entire complex will be outfitted with free Wi-Fi, a first for PARCO, and the store will encourage shoppers to download its smartphone app. Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 9/5

Read More 9月. 10, 2014, 8:38

(English) Kyushu Goods Popular in Dalian, China

(English) A new drugstore chain chock-full of products from Kyushu, is proving popular in Dalian, China. The Liaoning Kangxinmei Commercial Chain, a joint venture formed by Yokohama-based drugstore operator Cocokara Fine, Osaka-based trading house Itochu and two Chinese partners, currently operates one drugstore in Dalian, a port city in Liaoning Province known for its affinity to Japan, and has plans to expand to 50 throughout China over the next five years. Products in the shop include Fukuoka’s Marutai ramen and natural spring water from Miyazaki. Most of the store’s patrons are women in their 20s~40s who are willing to spend more money for Japanese products they know are safe. Kangxinmei has also caught the eye of officials in Kitakyushu City’s Dalian Office, who hope to someday get a Kitakyushu Corner installed in one of the shops. Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 8/31

Read More 9月. 4, 2014, 16:31

(English) New Daihatsu Truck Caters to Farm Women

(English) Daihatsu has begun selling the latest model of its Hijet Truck, the first complete overhaul of the popular “kei truck” model in 15 years. Working in cooperation with the agriculture ministry’s Female Farmer Project, Daihatsu lowered the driver’s seat floor 4cm and made other adjustments based on opinions gathered from female farmers. The long-selling Hijet first went on sale in 1960, and since then 3.98 million have been produced. The new model is now offered in eight colors, including orange and light blue, and will be manufactured at Daihatsu’s plant in Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture.Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 9/3

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