Kumamoto touts its own timber for quake reconstruction

May 2, 2017

Kumamoto touts its own timber for quake reconstruction

Local companies and municipal governments in Kumamoto Prefecture are accelerating moves to use locally produced wood to rebuild the houses and other facilities destroyed in last year’s massive earthquakes. Forests cover some 60 percent of Kumamoto, making the prefecture the fourth-largest wood producer among ...

Apr 16, 2017

Amazon.com and Kumamoto Prefecture join hands on quake recovery

Amazon.com Inc.’s Japan unit and the Kumamoto Prefectural Government have signed an agreement aimed at boosting sales of local specialties to support its recovery from last year’s earthquakes in Kyushu. Under the arrangement, a special section was created on the online retail giant’s website ...