Kumamoto Prefecture

Type: Province
Name: Kumamoto Prefecture
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

“Gourmet sightseeing trains” are Japan's newest hot trend

TOKYO, Japan - “Gourmet sightseeing trains” that run on local lines across the nation are a hot trend, allowing passengers to go sightseeing while dining on authentic dishes using locally produced ingredients.As many of them operate only on weekends or ... [Published ETurboNews - 1 hour ago]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Keroyon alive and well after 40 year hiatus

The Yomiuri Shimbun UTSUNOMIYA—The popular frog character Keroyon was revived Saturday after a nearly 40-year hiatus, greeting visitors at the Seiji Fujishiro Museum in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture.The museum is named after Keroyon’s creator, the shadowgraph ... [Published The Japan News - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Jetstar Japan to launch flights to Kumamoto Airport in Oct.

TOKYO, Aug 21 (GCTL) - Budget airline Jetstar Japan said Wednesday that it will launch three routes to and from Kumamoto Airport in southwestern Japan on Oct. 26.The company will offer two round-trip flights per day on each of the routes, linking the ... [Published GCTL8.com - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Electronics firms increase production of car parts

Japanese electronics firms are making more parts for car safety systems.Sony will begin mass production of an image-processing sensor at its factory in Kumamoto Prefecture late next year.The company has the highest market share of the image-processing ... [Published NHK - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Chip makers skip summer break to meet smartphone demand

While much of Japan relaxes during the Bon summer holiday period, its top semiconductor makers are keeping their factories running to meet fierce demand from China for the technology that runs smartphones.Demand is expected to heat up even more with the ... [Published Japan Times - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Sony : to make image sensors for automobile-mounted cameras

Sony Corp. will start making image sensors for automobile-mounted cameras, with their mass production slated to begin next year, company sources said Friday.By expanding into the growing automotive camera market, as automakers seek to develop automated-driving ... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 15 2014]
Entities: Sony Corporation, Japan
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Mitsui unit to develop 25MW of PV

Mitsui & Co. Plant Systems will develop the projects — spanning all four of Japan’s main islands — one after another between March 2015 and March 2016.It did not reveal PV module suppliers for the plan.On the main island of Honshu, the planned projects ... [Published Renewable Energy News - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Two characters stand out from the crowd in Japan’s ‘yurukyara’ mascot fad

Kumamon and Funassyi stand out as well-known “yurukyara” among the many mascots developed by prefectures and municipalities, according to a think tank’s study.A nationwide survey found that more than 80 percent of the respondents said they know Kumamon, ... [Published Japan Times - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Slow food and fast water in a rural corner of Kumamoto

It starts off as a dull roar, prompting those of us sitting in the rice paddies to look skyward in anticipation. Then it builds, in the same way an orchestra tunes its instruments: first discordantly out of key before reaching a crescendo of perfect pitch. ... [Published Japan Times - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Arrest warrant issued for friend of man who dies after falling out of car

KUMAMOTO —Kumamoto prefectural police have issued an arrest warrant for a 41-year-old man who allegedly killed his friend by pushing him out of the car while driving on a highway.According to police, the incident occurred just before 9 p.m. on July 29. ... [Published Japan Today - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 4 reports

Nordic Aviation Capital signs LOI with Amakusa Airlines for Japan's first ATR 42-600

read all the news stories July 22, 2014Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company, rounded off a successful week at the Farnborough Airshow with the signing of a Letter of Intent with Japan’s Amakusa Airlines ... [Published Just 4 Airlines - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 5 reports

PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (49): Japan (KM) H5, RFI

Avian Influenza -- Worldwide/UnknownLee YJ, Kang HM, Lee EK, et al. Novel reassortant influenza A(H5N8) viruses, South Korea, 2014 [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet, ahead of print]. 20 (6); . - Mod.ASMaps of Japan can be seen at and . Kumamoto Prefecture ... [Published HealthMap Global Disease Alerts - Apr 13 2014]

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In the book, Ogata is quoted as saying "Kawamoto and I were both radical, but I was definitely the more confrontational" (Oiwa 85)...
Toshiba Representative Executive Officer Keizo Maeda said the company expects "demand to rise and sales to pick up from now on."
January 1938: as a student of Kokushikan University, "I saw tens of thousands of bodies, countless in fact" on the way to Xiaguan, Nanjing, and "I shot dead a captive" who jumped into the river;

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“Gourmet sightseeing trains” are Japan's newest... [Published ETurboNews - 1 hour ago]
New Lives: Some Case Studies of Minamata [Published Japan Focus - Aug 25 2014]
Keroyon alive and well after 40 year hiatus [Published The Japan News - Aug 23 2014]
Jetstar Japan to launch flights to Kumamoto Air... [Published GCTL8.com - Aug 20 2014]
ATSUGI : 2 Ospreys conduct exercises at GSDF tr... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 20 2014]
Electronics firms increase production of car parts [Published NHK - Aug 18 2014]
It's up to Tokyo to create Japan's next generat... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 16 2014]
Bear wall mural draws visitors to Tainan’s Siaying [Published Taipei Times Online - Aug 15 2014]
Chip makers skip summer break to meet smartphon... [Published Japan Times - Aug 15 2014]
Sony : to make image sensors for automobile-mou... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 15 2014]
TOSHIBA : Semiconductor firms forgo summer brea... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 14 2014]
Animal welfare in Japan improving [Published Japan Today - Aug 12 2014]
Heike, genji firefly species battle for survival [Published The Japan News - Aug 11 2014]
Mitsui unit to develop 25MW of PV [Published Renewable Energy News - Aug 11 2014]
Feast of exotic bites and sites [Published Oman Tribune - Aug 11 2014]
In the News / Yuichi Tomiyasu / Farmer’s effort... [Published The Japan News - Aug 08 2014]
Pear fairy Funassyi releases 2nd single [Published Akihabara News - Aug 06 2014]
Kumamon, Funassyi best known among local commun... [Published The Japan News - Aug 04 2014]
Two characters stand out from the crowd in Japa... [Published Japan Times - Aug 04 2014]
Slow food and fast water in a rural corner of K... [Published Japan Times - Aug 02 2014]
Arrest warrant issued for friend of man who die... [Published Japan Today - Aug 01 2014]
Ryokan inns continue to draw foreigners to Japan [Published The Japan News - Jul 29 2014]
11 dead, 2 missing in weekend water-related acc... [Published Japan Today - Jul 28 2014]
Kumamon Helps Promote Live-Action Rurouni Kensh... [Published Anime News Network - Jul 24 2014]
Nordic Aviation Capital signs LOI with Amakusa ... [Published Just 4 Airlines - Jul 23 2014]
Nordic Aviation Capital signs LOI with Amakusa ... [Published TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific - Jul 23 2014]
Nordic Aviation Capital signs LOI with Amakusa ... [Published AviTrader - Jul 22 2014]
Nordic Aviation Capital signs LOI with Amakusa ... [Published Aviator Aero - Jul 22 2014]
Japan free from H5N8 bird flu as of July 2014 [Published EFeedLink - Jul 21 2014]
Omron: Leader in Small-capacity PV Inverter Market [Published Tech-On! - Jul 19 2014]
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Japan: Flooding, havoc in Japan as Typhoon Neog... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 10 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Japan TOKYO, July 10, 2014 (AFP) - Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands ...
Japan: Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese m... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 09 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Japan 07/09/2014 10:05 GMT by Miwa SUZUKI TOKYO, July 9, 2014 (AFP) - Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland Wednesday after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people in the ...
Japan Eyes Demolishing Unmanageable Infrastructure [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Apr 18 2014]
With a thunderous kaboom and a puff of white smoke, an explosion erupts from the foot of an 11-meter column. Welcome to the demolition site of the Arase Dam in Kumamoto Prefecture, a project that has come to symbolize the future of public works in Ja ...
Kumamoto bird flu strain is H5N8, new to Japan [Published H5N1 - Apr 17 2014]
Via The Japan Times: Kumamoto bird flu strain ID'd as H5N8, new to Japan.The avian influenza found in chickens in Kumamoto Prefecture has been identified as the H5N8 virus, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...
BH : H5Nx - Highly pathogenic avian influenza v... [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Apr 13 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140413-43352-JPN Date / time: 13/04/2014 07:28:37 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: H5Nx - Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus Area: Asia Country: Japan State/County: Prefecture of Kumamoto City: Taragi Description: ...
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