Fukuoka mother arrested after four children found dead

Aug 22, 2016

Fukuoka mother arrested after four children found dead

A mother in Sue, Fukuoka Prefecture, was arrested Monday for allegedly killing her four children, who were found dead in their home, police said. The police said they were questioning Junko Fuchi, 41, as the suspect in a possible murder-suicide attempt. The children’s father, ...

Apr 21, 2016

Japan Post opens huge mall in Fukuoka

Japan Post Co. on Thursday opened a large commercial center in a prime location in Fukuoka in a bid to capitalize on a national tourism boom. The KITTE Hakata retail and restaurant facility is located on an old post office site in front of ...

Mar 25, 2016

Fukuoka plans bid for 2026 Asian Games

Fukuoka Prefecture is moving toward being the second prefecture to make a bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, an informed source said Thursday. Fukuoka’s bid will follow that of Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, which confirmed its intent in January. The Japanese Olympic ...

Jan 15, 2016

Cabinet OKs bid to add Fukuoka ancient sites to UNESCO heritage list

The Cabinet approved on Friday recommending a group of ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture for inclusion in the UNESCO cultural heritage list next year. The government will now submit a written recommendation for the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...