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KAGOSHIMA

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 5, 2017
Kyushu distillers seek to build overseas fan base for shōchū
Spirits makers in Kyushu are working to attract overseas customers for their flagship product of distilled liquor called shōchū.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Aug 25, 2017
Drinking to health and history in Kagoshima
Passengers flying into Kagoshima Airport in Kyushu pass over verdant mountains and lush agricultural fields just before landing. This rich terrain, fertilized by ash from a nearby active volcano, partially explains one facet of the prefecture's reputation: Kagoshima is famous for healthy cuisine.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
Aug 24, 2017
Teams continue outreach to fans in summer
This is an exciting, challenging era for Japan pro basketball.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 17, 2017
Little-known ferry tragedy recalled 72 years after war
Even though 72 years have passed since the end of World War II, for Minoru Kawaida, 85, a little known event that happened on the morning of Feb. 6, 1944, remains at the forefront of his mind.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 15, 2017
Japan's financial firms team with rural areas to offer unique tourism experiences to visitors from overseas
Some financial institutions and other businesses are teaming up with municipalities to attract more foreign visitors to rural Japan, by offering unique tours and useful information.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 19, 2017
Japan Coast Guard confirms largest heroin seizure to date
The regional Japan Coast Guard headquarters in Kagoshima Prefecture said Tuesday it has confirmed that almost 70 kg of white powder found off Yakushima Island in late June was heroin, making it the largest amount of the drug seized in the nation at one time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2017
No major damage after magnitude 5.3 quake hits Kagoshima Bay
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit Kagoshima Bay on Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said, with no major damage reported.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 4, 2017
Prosecutors file appeal to block retrial of woman, 90, who served time for 1979 murder
Prosecutors on Monday filed an appeal against a district court's decision last week to grant a retrial for a 90-year-old woman who served a 10-year prison term for the murder of her brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture in 1979.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2017
After nearly three decades, 90-year-old Kagoshima woman wins retrial for murder conviction
The Kagoshima District Court on Wednesday ordered the retrial of a 90-year-old woman who served a 10-year prison term for the 1979 murder of her brother-in-law.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2017
First woman to head regional Japan Coast Guard office focused on the mission, not her novelty
The first woman to head a regional Japan Coast Guard office said she hopes she can live up to people's expectations and that her sex should have no bearing on her ability to carry out her duties.
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2017
Two hikers die on Yakushima mountain
Two hikers in their 60s were found dead Monday on a mountain on the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 1, 2017
Japan launches second satellite for home-grown GPS system
JAXA lofts the second of four home-grown geolocation satellites into orbit as Japan looks to end its dependency on the U.S. system.
JAPAN
May 13, 2017
Rainy season starts in Okinawa and Amami
The rainy season appears to have started in Okinawa and Amami, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 20, 2017
Outcome of mayoral election in Tanegashima darkens landing practice prospects for U.S. military
A candidate opposed to plans to use an uninhabited island off Kagoshima Prefecture for U.S. landing practice was elected the mayor of nearby Nishinoomote on Sunday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
Mar 16, 2017
Ryukyu's Terry reflects on memories of UNC's 2005 championship squad
Ryukyu Golden Kings forward Reyshawn Terry is part of a special fraternity.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Mar 4, 2017
Kagoshima team in cash crisis
The Kagoshima Rebnise have been behind schedule on salary payments to players and team staff for the entire season, The Japan Times has learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 14, 2017
Electrical circuit glitch believed caused failure of Japan's small rocket after launch
An electrical circuit problem may have led to the recent failure of the launch of the world's smallest rocket capable of placing a satellite into orbit, Japan's space agency said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2017
Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported
A Panamanian-registered tanker ran aground on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday but none of the crew were injured, the Japan Coast Guard said.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
Jan 26, 2017
Hannaryz taking first steps of recovery in rough 2017
January has been a frustrating month for the Kyoto Hannaryz.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Dec 31, 2016
Buried alive in the shadow of a Kyushu volcano
"Is the temperature alright for you ma'am?" my Japanese attendant asks in a polished U.S. accent as he cheerfully heaps another pile of hot sand on my torso.

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