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Students develop fertilizer from <I>shōchū</I> distillation remnants

Aug 21, 2018

Students develop fertilizer from shōchū distillation remnants

Students in Kumamoto Prefecture have developed a low-cost method to cultivate photosynthetic bacteria for use as fertilizer using the distillation remnants of shōchū, a traditional Japanese liquor. The student researchers, led by Aoi Koga, 24, from Sojo University's Graduate School of Engineering in the city ...

Kumamoto, remembering quake aid, returns favor by helping flood areas

Jul 24, 2018

Kumamoto, remembering quake aid, returns favor by helping flood areas

Kumamoto Prefectural Government officials are supporting disaster relief activities in downpour-hit western prefectures to return the favor they received following powerful earthquakes in 2016. Kumamoto Prefecture and nine local governments have sent more than 160 personnel to help out in Hiroshima Prefecture and elsewhere, capitalizing ...

U.S. military helicopter makes emergency landing at Kumamoto Airport

Apr 19, 2018

U.S. military helicopter makes emergency landing at Kumamoto Airport

A U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing at Kumamoto Prefecture's main airport on Wednesday afternoon with no casualties or air traffic disruption reported, the Defense Ministry said. An oil cooling system apparently malfunctioned on the UH-1 multipurpose helicopter, forcing it to land to avoid ...