Kitsuki's double visions of delight

Travel Jan 4, 2014

Kitsuki's double visions of delight

by Stephen Mansfield

The guesthouse I was staying at in Kitsuki was named after the owner, a tough but warm-hearted example of Kyushu womanhood, someone who had learnt to stand her own ground on an island known for its almost theatrical levels of machismo.

Seven Stars train off to rolling start in Kyushu

National Dec 19, 2013

Seven Stars train off to rolling start in Kyushu

Kyushu Railway Co.'s Seven Stars "cruise train" has won rave reviews from those willing to pay a premium for rail trips and is getting strong support from residents and businesses along its route. The sleeper train service debuted on Oct. 15, offering overnight or three-night, ...

More twisters touch down in Kanto

National Sep 4, 2013

More twisters touch down in Kanto

Unstable atmospheric conditions extending across the country, including from the first typhoon to directly hit Kyushu in six years, spawned destructive tornados in the Kanto region Wednesday, two days after a twister wreaked havoc in Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures. Typhoon Toraji made landfall in ...

Business / Corporate Apr 5, 2013

Utility, trader to launch first overseas geothermal project

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will launch a geothermal power generation project in Indonesia with trading house Itochu Corp. This marks the first overseas geothermal power generation project by a Japanese electric power company. Kyushu Electric said a power plant will begin operating ...

Business Sep 22, 2011

Nissan to up overseas parts supplies

Nissan Motor Co. President Carlos Ghosn has indicated the automaker will expand procurement of overseas components for its plant in Fukuoka Prefecture to help cope with the yen's appreciation. Under the strategy, the Kyushu plant will increase the ratio of vehicle components to be procured ...

Nissan Shatai breaks ground for Fukuoka Prefecture plant

Business Oct 16, 2007

Nissan Shatai breaks ground for Fukuoka Prefecture plant

Nissan Shatai Co. held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new vehicle assembly plant in Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture, which is scheduled to start operations in early 2009. The plant, to be established on the premises of Nissan Motor Co.'s Kyushu facility, is scheduled to produce ...