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 ...

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 ...