Utilities knocked out by huge Fukuoka sinkhole restored

Nov 13, 2016

Utilities knocked out by huge Fukuoka sinkhole restored

Utilities severed by a massive sinkhole that opened up last week beneath a major street in central Fukuoka were completely restored by Sunday. Repairs to damaged sewage pipes was completed Saturday night, and damage to NTT Corp. communications lines were also fixed. All together, ...

Work continues to fill huge sinkhole in center of Fukuoka

Nov 9, 2016

Work continues to fill huge sinkhole in center of Fukuoka

Construction workers continued work in downtown Fukuoka on Wednesday to fill in a huge sinkhole that opened up the previous day beneath a major road as the mayor of the city said the Fukuoka Municipal Government aims to have the road repaired and open ...

Oct 3, 2016

Man gets life for murdering 10-year-old girl in Fukuoka

A construction worker was sentenced Monday to life in prison for murdering a 10-year-old girl last year. Toshiyuki Uchima, 47, was convicted in a lay judge trial at the Kokura branch of the Fukuoka District Court of strangling the girl in an assault for ...

Sep 2, 2016

Panel defers accord on Japan-proposed fishing limit of bluefin tuna

Wrapping up a five-day meeting in Kyushu on Friday, an international fisheries panel deferred an agreement to invoke emergency fishing restrictions for bluefin tuna in the northern Pacific amid concerns that the species is dwindling due to overfishing. Japan had proposed invoking a catch ...