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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s first Japan factory, in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture, will be operated by JASM, a subsidiary of TSMC.
Feb 24, 2024
Chip giant TSMC shifts away from hot spot Taiwan with Japan plant
The chipmaker's new plant in Kumamoto will boost the resilience of global supplies of the crucial hardware, founder Morris Chang told an opening ceremony.
After stints working in New Zealand and Germany, Yoshitada Katsuki opened his winery in his home prefecture of Miyazaki in order to work with grapes his own way.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 24, 2024
Despite ‘inhospitable’ Miyazaki, Katsuki Wines stays au naturel
For pest control, Yoshitada Katsuki applies to vines a solution of vinegar, sugar and local shōchū that he jokes “lets bugs get drunk before dying.”
Gold badges distributed to Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly members after the April 2023 election. The prices for both types doubled from four years ago.
JAPAN / Politics / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Feb 19, 2024
Gold assembly badges worth millions of yen unreturned in Kyushu
Each elected member receives a new badge for every election and is supposed to return them on losing an election or retiring from politics.
People relax at a park in the city of Fukuoka on Tuesday as high temperatures were recorded across the country.
Feb 14, 2024
Unseasonably warm temperatures set to continue across Japan
Temperatures in the Kinki, Tokai, and Kanto Koshin regions hovered around 18 C, reaching 19 C in Kanagawa Prefecture and 20 C in Chiba Prefecture.
Blowflies collected by a research team led by Ryosuke Fujita, an associate professor at Kyushu University's Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture, in December 2022
Jan 8, 2024
Blowflies may be bird flu virus carriers, Japan researchers find
With new outbreaks reported late last year, the research team is urging chicken farms to use insect-proof nets to contain the spread of the virus.
Kirishima has had injury woes of his own since earning promotion to ozeki following the May meet, but with 11 wins or better in four of six tournaments this year, and two Emperor’s Cup wins since March, his stock is rising quickly.
Nov 29, 2023
Kirishima takes Emperor’s Cup and yokozuna hopes from Takakeisho
As Takakeisho heads back to the starting line, Kirishima steps into the spotlight and will feature in most sumo-related content in the near term.
Ozeki Kirishima celebrates after winning the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Sunday.
Nov 27, 2023
Kirishima achieves goal by honoring stablemaster with title
The 27-year-old from Mongolia is on the path for promotion to sumo's highest rank.
Kirishima capped his season Sunday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with his second Emperor's Cup.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 26, 2023
Kirishima beats Takakeisho to claim second Emperor's Cup
Kirishima defeated fellow ozeki Takakeisho in the final bout of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Kirishima (right) will take the solo lead into the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after his win over Atamifuji (left) on Saturday in Fukuoka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 25, 2023
Kirishima beats Atamifuji to take solo lead into final day
The 27-year-old Kirishima, who won his first top-division title in Osaka in March, can seal the deal with a victory Sunday.
Kirishima (right) battles Daieisho during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Friday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 24, 2023
Kirishima and Atamifuji remain tied for lead with two days to go
Joint leaders ozeki Kirishima and No. 8 maegashira Atamifuji both won on Friday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Atamifuji (left) defeats Hoshoryu on Day 12 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 23, 2023
Atamifuji upsets Hoshoryu to grab share of lead on Day 12 in Fukuoka
Young rank-and-filer Atamifuji retained a share of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament lead with a sensational win against ozeki Hoshoryu on Thursday.
Kotonowaka pushes Takakeisho out of the ring to keep pace with the leaders at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday in Fukuoka.
Nov 22, 2023
Kotonowaka beats Takakeisho to remain among leaders
The sekiwake improved to 9-2, leaving him in a three-way tie with ozeki Kirishima and No. 8 maegashira Atamifuji at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.
Takakeisho (seated, left) following his loss to Asanoyama on Sunday in Fukuoka.
Nov 22, 2023
Takakeisho falters as sumo’s wait for next superstar continues
The good news for Takakeisho is that slip-ups elsewhere mean he remains in the title race.
Ichiyamamoto (right) charges Tamawashi during their bout on Day 9 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Monday
Nov 20, 2023
Ichiyamamoto maintains outright lead at Kyushu Basho
Ichiyamamoto secured a quick victory thanks to his explosive opening hit to remain in first place after Day 9 in Fukuoka.
Takakeisho (right) battles Asanoyama at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Sunday. Asanoyama beat Takakeisho to drop the yokozuna aspirant to 5-3.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 19, 2023
Asanoyama stuns Takakeisho in return from injury
The current No. 1 maegashira, who sat out the first seven days with a calf problem, inflicted one of several Day 8 upsets in Fukuoka.
Ura (behind) hands the previously undefeated Kotonowaka his first loss on Saturday in Fukuoka during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 18, 2023
Takakeisho and Kotonowaka beaten on day of upsets in Kyushu
The first week of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center wrapped up with Kotonowaka, ozeki Hoshoryu and No. 14 Ichiyamamoto tied at 6-1.
Takayasu (left) beats Hoshoryu on Day 6 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Friday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 17, 2023
Hoshoryu loses against familiar foe on Day 6 of Kyushu Basho
Former ozeki Takayasu continued to be a thorn in the side of current ozeki Hoshoryu.
Hoshoryu (left) defeats Gonoyama by push out at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 16, 2023
Hoshoryu beats rank-and-file Gonoyama to stay unbeaten
Ozeki Hoshoryu continued his perfect start to the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament by pushing out No. 4 maegashira Gonoyama on Thursday.
No. 2 maegashira wrestler Meisei (right) beat ozeki Takakeisho on Wednesday in Fukuoka.
Nov 15, 2023
Local favorite Meisei upsets yokozuna-hopeful Takakeisho
Meisei, a native of Kagoshima Prefecture in southern Kyushu, picked up his first win of the 15-day meet.
Takakeisho (left) wins his opening-day bout on Sunday in Fukuoka. The Hyogo Prefecture native is nearing a promotion to yokozuna.
Nov 15, 2023
Top wrestlers' hot starts set stage for dramatic Kyushu tourney
The opening three days of action at the Fukuoka International Center has seen the six highest-ranked wrestlers that are taking part go a combined 17-1.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves