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 ...

'Pokemon Go' deploys Snorlax to quake-hit Kyushu

Mar 3, 2017

'Pokemon Go' deploys Snorlax to quake-hit Kyushu


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 ...