'Pokemon Go' deploys Snorlax to quake-hit Kyushu

Mar 3, 2017

'Pokemon Go' deploys Snorlax to quake-hit Kyushu

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The maker of “Pokemon Go” is now trying to draw visitors to quake-hit Kumamoto and Oita prefectures by increasing appearances made by a popular character in the hit smartphone game. The Snorlax, called Kabigon in Japan, will soon appear more often across Kumamoto and ...

Jan 24, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan to host Costa Rica in April friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan will play Costa Rica in a friendly in Kumamoto on April 9, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. The match at Yonaka Stadium will be the first home game for Nadeshiko coach Takako Asakura, who took over from ...

Beckham provides support to quake-hit Kumamoto U-16 players

Sep 29, 2016

Beckham provides support to quake-hit Kumamoto U-16 players

David Beckham handed out signed soccer balls Thursday to the players of an under-16 select team from Kumamoto Prefecture, which was hit by two huge earthquakes in April that took the lives of 50 people. Beckham, who captained England during the 2002 World Cup ...

Kumamoto quakes caused ¥3.8 trillion damage, official estimate shows

Sep 29, 2016

Kumamoto quakes caused ¥3.8 trillion damage, official estimate shows

Powerful earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture in April caused damage worth ¥3.8 trillion, the local government has confirmed in its first estimate of the economic impact on the prefecture. Homes suffered the worst damage at about ¥2 trillion, with approximately 170,000 houses affected including ...