Tag - kagoshima



An overturned high-school soccer club bus is seen Saturday in the city of Kagoshima.
Aug 19, 2023
10 students injured as soccer team bus overturns in Kagoshima
The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to police and other sources.
Pictures of pilots who undertook suicide attack missions are among the items kept at the Chiran Peace Museum in Minamikyushu, Kagoshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / History
Aug 15, 2023
Museums struggle to preserve suicide notes of Japanese WWII pilots
Over time, the materials have deteriorated and the color of the ink has changed.
The streets of Kagoshima city on Wednesday amid strong winds from Typhoon Khanun.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 9, 2023
Japan prefectures drift away from posting disaster warnings on X
A growing number of prefectures have stopped posting disaster warnings on the platform due to limits on the number of free posts allowed.
A tree lies uprooted on a street in Naha, Okinawa on Wednesday after Typhoon Khanun battered the area.
Aug 3, 2023
Typhoon Khanun kills two in Okinawa, injures at least 62
Roughly 25% of Okinawa Prefecture — around 166,000 households — had lost electricity as of Thursday morning
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2023
Chinese navy ship enters Japanese waters near Kagoshima islands
The vessel was spotted crossing into Japanese waters southwest of Yakushima island.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 5, 2023
Japan high court denies retrial for 95-year-old woman over 1979 murder
A high court denied a retrial for a 95-year-old woman who served 10 years in prison for the murder of her brother-in-law in 1979 in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
May 29, 2023
As fertilizer import prices soar, Kyushu farmers look to domestic resources
While agricultural cooperatives are aiming for a stable supply of raw materials and a reduction in environmental impact, cost-cutting remains a challenge.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
Japan close to eradicating mongoose from Amami-Oshima Island
The mongoose's presence on Amami-Oshima led to a decline in other native species on the island, and is an example of how human interference in nature goes wrong.
Japan Times
May 13, 2023
Strong quake hits Kagoshima island area
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 jolted an island area of Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday, the weather agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Japan-U.S. joint military exercise simulates defending and recapturing remote islands
By conducting the drill close to Okinawa Prefecture's Nansei Islands, the two sides demonstrated their cooperation to keep China's maritime presence in check.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2023
Japan’s first next-generation rocket aborts before launch
Sparks flew from the craft as it prepared to take off, but within seconds they spluttered to a halt.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2023
GSDF and U.S. Marines start large-scale joint drills in southwest Japan
About 800 Japanese, mainly from the GSDF's Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, and some 900 Americans are expected to be involved in the exercises.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2023
Recount with digital map leads to doubling of listed Japanese islands
The huge increase resulting from improved accuracy with the digitalization of maps is unlikely to change the size of Japanese territory or territorial waters, a source has said.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2023
Chinese Navy vessel enters Japanese waters near Kagoshima islands
Tokyo expressed concern through diplomatic channels to Beijing about a Chinese Navy vessel that entered Japan's territorial waters in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2023
Sakurajima volcano erupts in southwestern Japan
The meteorological office said it had detected a slight swelling of the mountain from around Jan. 14.
Japan Times
Jan 12, 2023
Japan begins construction of new Self-Defense Force base for U.S. fighter drills
In the work expected to last four years on Mage Island in Kagoshima, the ministry will first build runways and ammunition storage facilities.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2022
Magnitude 6 earthquake jolts Amami Oshima area
A magnitude 6 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 30 kilometers off the southwestern island of Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Tuesday at 11:25 p.m.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 5, 2022
Japan plans to almost triple missile defense units on remote islands
The plan is expected to be included in the government's National Defense Program Guidelines, a 10-year defense buildup policy to be updated by the end of the year.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2022
Kagoshima governor OKs SDF plan to build base for U.S. drills
Koichi Shiota's acceptance of the project would pave the way for the relocation of the practice site of U.S. carrier-borne fighters from Iwotoshima in the Pacific.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Nov 21, 2022
Prized marbled wagyu at crossroads as industry shifts focus to fat quality
With the graying of the population and increasing health consciousness, a growing number of consumers are preferring lean meat.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on