Big quake sends tsunami to Kyushu

Nov 14, 2015

Big quake sends tsunami to Kyushu

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake off Kyushu early Saturday produced a small tsunami but no major damage, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the shallow quake, which struck at 5:51 a.m., was about 160 km (100 miles) from the town of ...

Jul 29, 2015

Fukuoka ancient monuments touted for UNESCO heritage list

The Council for Cultural Affairs has picked a group of five ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture as a candidate for UNESCO cultural heritage status in 2017. The government will recommend the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to UNESCO by next Feb. 1 for screening by the World ...

Japan's regions scramble to lure Thai tourists

Mar 18, 2015

Japan's regions scramble to lure Thai tourists

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As the number of travelers from Southeast Asia to Japan grows, due partly to relaxed visa requirements, local and prefectural governments are stepping up efforts to draw Thai tourists by holding promotional events in Bangkok. The number of travelers from Thailand, known as a ...