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In this file photo, high school students take a last glance at their notes before a college entrance exam in Kumamoto's Chuo Ward on Feb. 25, 2016. (Mainichi). Rules for junior high and high school students have gotten stricter in the last 40 years, an internet survey carried out by groups working to get rid of ...
There was no data available for Kumamoto in southwestern Japan as it was affected by powerful earthquakes in April 2016. Akita in northeastern Japan scored the lowest for men at 71.21 years and Hiroshima in western Japan for women at 73.62 years. Under a 10-year plan on promoting health introduced ...

Kumamoto Electric Power sees its plans as a potential solution to the curtailment of PV-generated electricity from the Japanese grid, according to an online statement. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is currently discussing new ways to address grid restrictions, as part of efforts to ...
In a surprising announcement on March 1, 2018, the Kumamoto Nichinichi Shinbun (newspaper) published an article that the Forest Leaves Kumamoto volleyball team, that had played in V. Challenge League 1, a step below the V. Premier League (top level) had ceased operations on February 28th.
Kumamoto Energy entering the mining business made headlines this week. The Japanese company plans to set up a subsidiary company, wholesale their surplus electricity at a reduced price, and use it for mining cryptocurrencies. Kumamoto Energy is a so-called unconventional energy company that ...
KUMAMOTO – Local authorities reopened a crater area of Mount Aso on Wednesday to tourists for the first time in over three years following diminished volcanic activity and the installation of safety measures. The crater on the 1,592-meter active volcano had been one of the most popular tourist spots in ...

For 35 years, Montana has enjoyed a "sister state" relationship with the prefecture of Kumamoto, Japan. Few Montanans know Kumamoto as well as award-winning journalist and Japan Friendship Club President Ian Marquand. Join Ian as he shares the special character of Kumamoto--its connection with ...
Whether your go-to camera is your smartphone or a full-frame DSLR, the chances are its sensor was manufactured in the sleepy prefecture of Kumamoto, which sits on Japan's southern-most main island of Kyushu. Some 550 miles from Tokyo, Kumamoto seems an odd place to set up a manufacturing hub ...
Today, the Kumamoto city assembly issued a written warning to Ogata, saying she broke the rules, according to The Japan Times. Visitors "are not allowed to enter the chamber during a session under any circumstances," according to the rules, though it says nothing specifically about members' children.
FUKUOKA – A high court on Wednesday upheld a lower court decision to retry an 84-year-old man who served prison time for fatally stabbing an acquaintance in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1985. Rejecting an appeal by prosecutors, the Fukuoka High Court, presided over by Judge Masataka Yamaguchi, said ...
KUMAMOTO – Kumamoto city assembly decided Wednesday to issue a written warning to a lawmaker who caused a stir last week by bringing her 7-month-old baby to the assembly hall, saying it was a breach of rules. Yuka Ogata, 42, apologized for causing a delay to the Nov. 22. session. She had earlier ...
Kumamoto Municipal Assembly member Yuka Ogata, 42, took her assembly chamber seat with her baby son in her arms shortly before 10 a.m., when the plenary session was scheduled to begin. The assembly regulations state that anyone who is not an assembly member or staff member is regarded as an ...
HELENA - Leaders from Montana welcomed dignitaries from Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture to Helena on Tuesday to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the two becoming “sister states.” Montana Gov. Steve Bullock welcomed Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima, members of the prefectural assembly and other ...
Montana is celebrating the 35th anniversary of a sister state relationship with Kumamoto, Japan this week. On Monday a delegation from ...
HELENA - Leaders from Montana welcomed dignitaries from Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture to Helena on Tuesday to celebrate the 35th ...
The governor of Kumamoto Prefecture and other Japanese delegates will be present, along with members of the Japan Friendship Club.
ASO, KUMAMOTO PREF. – Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant domed houses put up by a health resort and ...

The epitome of the cuteness obsession known as kawaii, Kumamon was conceived by the Kumamoto prefecture's government to entice tourists ...
Despite the light materials, the domes withstood last year's deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture, where Aso is located, said Masaya ...
Despite the light materials, the domes withstood last year's deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture, where Aso is located, said Masaya ...
I arranged the more traditional lodging in Fukuoka and Kumamoto, while my daughter researched and booked the out-of-the-way Airbnb ...
2" limited express bound for Kumamoto from Hitoyoshi hit the flatbed truck hauling construction machinery on a crossing on the JR Hisatsu Line ...
KUMAMOTO – A tourist train crashed into a trailer truck at a crossing in Kumamoto Prefecture on Friday, slightly injuring 11 passengers, the ...
Back in December 2015, Hong Kong Airlines launched the first direct air link between Hong Kong and the city of Kumamoto, on the Japanese ...
An exhibition on the 60-year history of Minamata disease will open soon in the city of Kumamoto, at a time when the mercury-poisoning disease ...
A-PAD Japan, founded in November 2015 with a head office in Saga, provided assistance after big earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture in ...
First up is the return of Nami's mikan oranges, a previous collaboration with the produce growers of Kumamoto Prefecture. The citrus industry ...
The ceremony was attended by Ikuo Kabashima, Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture, guests and representatives from local municipalities and ...
Honda Motor Co. President Takahiro Hachigo waves while sitting on a custom-designed Super Cub scooter in Ozu, Kumamoto Prefecture, ...
Jiji Press KUMAMOTO (Jiji Press) — A trading company has been established in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, to supply local foods to ...
Researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan have discovered a new compound that effectively eliminates the human immunodeficiency virus ...
Research by academics from two major universities has come into question after data from a notably strong earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto ...
The German Swimming Association (DSV) is cooperating with the city of Kumamoto (Japan) where the immediate competition preparations ...
Photo/Illutration A columnar jointing wall in the Tateno gorge in Minami-Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, shot in December 2015 before its ...
Since the “Stork's Cradle” baby hatch was established at Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto 10 years ago, 130 children have been left there by parents ...
A police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat. Mayuko ...
Photo/Illutration The new model Super Cubs on the assembly line of Honda Motor Co.'s Kumamoto factory in Ozu, Kumamoto Prefecture ...
A research group from Kumamoto University, Japan has discovered that pressure can be generated by simply stacking graphene oxide ...
In the disaster which struck the southwestern Japan region of Kumamoto, a magnitude-7.3 jolt on April 16, 2016, followed another powerful ...
The German Swimming Association (DSV) is cooperating with the city of Kumamoto (Japan) where the immediate competition preparations ...
Researchers at Kumamoto University developed a new approach that they call "Lock-in and apoptosis." First, they synthesized the compound ...
Research by academics from two major universities has come into question after data from a notably strong earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto ...
In the report submitted to Kumamoto Mayor Kazufumi Onishi by a municipal committee tasked with verifying the operation of the hatch, it was ...
Photo/Illutration Kosuke Fujimoto, second from right, shows off the new “shachihoko” roof ornaments for Kumamoto Castle with his eldest son, ...
KANAZAWA, ISHIKAWA PREF. – Akira Otaguro was organizing an online photo exhibition of pottery works with a potter friend in Kumamoto ...
The Congress of Jalisco will cut down the financing of political parties. The movement led by Pedro Kumamoto is now trying to make ...
Police in Kumamoto City said Thursday a 59-year-old man was found beaten to death in his apartment on Wednesday night. According to ...
Yoshihiko Mitsunaga was found collapsed and bleed from a wound to his head inside his apartment in Nishi Ward on Wednesday KUMAMOTO ...
KUMAMOTO – The city of Kumamoto on Wednesday unveiled new statues for the roof of its iconic castle, to replace those damaged by last ...
Kumamoto Mayor Kazufumi Onishi, fifth from left, and others gather for a photo session on Wednesday in front of the new shachihoko statues ...


 

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