Monthly Topical News

Introducing activities, business, upcoming events between Fukuoka and North America.

1004, 2018

Ippudo Arrives in Melbourne

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Broadsheet by HARVARD WANG
Ippudo, what took you so long?
“Timing,” says Alvin Gani, manager of the Japanese ramen chain’s la […]

304, 2018

Japanese PE Unison Capital acquires udon noodles restaurant chain Sukesan

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Deal Street Asia by Quynh Nguyen
Japan-based private equity firm Unison Capital has acquired udon noodles restaurant operator […]

304, 2018

Fukuoka begins recognizing LGBT partnership

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Kyodo News
FUKUOKA – The city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, began recognizing on Monday partnerships of lesbian, gay, bisexu […]

2603, 2018

U.S. cherry blossom festival opens ahead of peak bloom

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: KYODO NEWS
Washington – With the continued cool temperatures pushing back the peak of cherry blossoms in Washington to early A […]

2503, 2018

Is this school a breeding ground for unicorns? Japan thinks so

March 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: This Week in Asia by TAKEHIRO MASUTOMO
A short stroll from a high street in Fukuoka, Japan’s aspiring start-up hub, stands a n […]

2303, 2018

HCM City seeks Japan’s investment for smart city projects

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Vietnam+
Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has called on Japanese investo […]

2209, 2017

Fukuoka’s Grand Prize goes to Pasuk and Baker for acclaimed books on Thailand’s changes

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Source: nationmultimedia.com
Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, a couple in both life and in their esteemed scholarly work, on Thursday […]

3108, 2017

Corning student trio present project at international food summit in Japan

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Source: Red Bluff Daily News by Jeff Larson
The food summit, held at Nakamura Gakuen Girls High School, includes a total of five groups […]

1808, 2017

New Wheelchair Developed by Kurume Institute of Technology

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Source: Fukuoka Now
The Kurume Institute of Technology have developed a voice-operated wheelchair with an automated driving system. A su […]

301, 2018

Researchers at Kyushu University Explore Electrolysis for Energy Storage

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

A team of researchers at the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER), within southern Japan’s Kyushu Universi […]

1003, 2017

Novel laminated nanostructure gives steel bone-like resistance to fracturing under repeated stress.

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The findings are described in a paper in the journal Science by C. Cem Tasan, the Thomas B. King Career Development Professor of Metallur […]

2501, 2017

JICA decided to partner with Kitakyushu city to develop Davao City

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

DAVAO CITY — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will put together an urban infrastructure development plan and capacity-b […]

2503, 2018

Is this school a breeding ground for unicorns? Japan thinks so

March 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: This Week in Asia by TAKEHIRO MASUTOMO
A short stroll from a high street in Fukuoka, Japan’s aspiring start-up hub, stands a n […]

2303, 2018

HCM City seeks Japan’s investment for smart city projects

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Vietnam+
Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has called on Japanese investo […]

303, 2018

Behind the Scenes / Electric power shift to local generation, use

March 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: the-japan-news.com by Hiroko Kono
The shift toward local generation and consumption of energy is spreading across Japan. This lo […]

1004, 2018

Ippudo Arrives in Melbourne

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Broadsheet by HARVARD WANG
Ippudo, what took you so long?
“Timing,” says Alvin Gani, manager of the Japanese ramen chain’s la […]

304, 2018

Japanese PE Unison Capital acquires udon noodles restaurant chain Sukesan

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Deal Street Asia by Quynh Nguyen
Japan-based private equity firm Unison Capital has acquired udon noodles restaurant operator […]

702, 2018

Eat Ramen in a Solo Dining Booth at Ichiran Ramen in Bushwick and Soon Manhattan

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: untappedcities.com by Michelle Young
Every New Yorker has faced this dining conundrum. You’re alone and you’re craving a dish, b […]

Fukuoka Ruby News

Introducing ruby’s activities between Fukuoka and North America.

201, 2018

Fukuoka Ruby Award 2018

January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: www.i-programmer.info By Lucy Black
Ruby Programmers from around the world are invited to compete for prizes on the basis of p […]

2503, 2015

2015 Fukuoka Ruby Award Winners

March 25th, 2015|1 Comment

The competition received a total of 48 entries 4 countries. As the result of Preliminary Evaluation and Final Selection, one Grand Prize, […]

2802, 2018

Jiu-jitsu: Penalty costs Filipina fighter gold medal in Japan

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: sports.mb.com.ph by Waylon Galvez
Filipino Jiu Jitsu fighters Annie Ramirez and Meggie Ochoa took silver and bronze medals, resp […]

312, 2017

Tsegaye ready to defend Fukuoka title

December 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Source: International Association of Athletics Federations
Yemane Tsegaye of Ethiopia returns to defend his title at the 71st Fukuoka […]

112, 2017

JR Kyushu to install biggest organic EL sign in Japan

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — JR Kyushu Agency Co. said Monday that it will install the nation’s biggest digital bi […]

109, 2017

Sherbet ice competition heats up at Japan Seafood Expo

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Source: seafoodsource.com by Chris Loew
The MaximICE Sherbet System of Iceman Corp., based in Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture, uses se […]

304, 2018

Fukuoka begins recognizing LGBT partnership

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Source: Kyodo News
FUKUOKA – The city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, began recognizing on Monday partnerships of lesbian, gay, bisexu […]

2603, 2018

U.S. cherry blossom festival opens ahead of peak bloom

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Source: KYODO NEWS
Washington – With the continued cool temperatures pushing back the peak of cherry blossoms in Washington to early A […]

302, 2018

Vanilla Air to Begin Operations at Fukuoka Airport

February 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Narita-based low-cost carrier Vanilla Air announced Thursday that it plans to begin operations at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport in southern Jap […]

102, 2018

Top tips for culture-lovers visiting Fukuoka in Japan

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

The bustling capital of Tokyo and the city of Kyoto – famous for its cherry blossom and geishas – are perhaps the most obvious destinatio […]

Green Business News

Green Business News provides the information about renewable energy and the alternative energy technologies.

2704, 2017

Toshiba fires up 50-MW biomass power plant in Japan

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Source: biomassmagazine.com
Toshiba Corp. started commercial operation of its first ever biomass power plant on April 27, a 50-MW facili […]

1902, 2017

ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall Shows How Japan Is At The Forefront Of Façade Greening

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Modular green wall units for home installation are even available to Japanese households. Completed in 1994, the $380-million ACROS Fukuo […]