Hitoyoshi

Hitoyoshi

(hētō`yōshē), city (1990 pop. 40,173), Kumamoto prefecture, W central Kyushu, Japan, on the Kuma River. It is an agricultural center, railway junction, and popular resort area noted for its hot springs. It is a former Edo era castle town noted for its Aoi Asho (Shinto) shrine built in 1611.
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tritaeniorhynchus from Moriyama, Obama-Unzen, Hitoyoshi (drainage ditches, irrigation ditches, rice paddies).
The group has established a company in Hitoyoshi in the southwestern Japan prefecture.
Kyushu Railway plans to bring an SL8620 locomotive back into service for a daily shuttle between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi stations, with a one-way trip taking about two and a half hours.
The members of the Kuma River Fishermen's Cooperative are discussing a compensation package offered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport at an emergency meeting held in Hitoyoshi in the southwestern Japan prefecture.
On the Kyushu Expressway, 16 cm of snowfall was recorded Wednesday morning between its Yatsushiro and Hitoyoshi interchanges.
Omron Hitoyoshi and Omron Amakusa, both located in Kumamoto Prefecture, are engaged in production of parts for control equipment, while Omron Nomura Matsuno in Ehime Prefecture is a maker of control equipment.
The assembly of Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Friday narrowly voted down a request from residents for a referendum on the proposed construction of a major dam in a river upstream of the southwestern Japan city.
A petition for a referendum requires the signatures of at least one-50th of all eligible voters, or around 600 in the case of Hitoyoshi.
The members of the Kuma River Fishermen's Cooperative voted 802-620 in favor of a compensation package offered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport at an emergency meeting in Hitoyoshi in the southwestern Japan prefecture, far short of two-thirds majority of valid votes necessary for an approval.
Residents of Hitoyoshi city, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Monday will submit a request to hold a referendum on the proposed construction of a major dam on a river upstream of the city, a residents' group said.
The group has collected more than 16,000 signatures to make the request to the municipal election committee of Hitoyoshi, which has some 30,000 eligible voters.
But at a meeting of representatives on Wednesday, held in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, the cooperative rejected the package by majority vote.