The Kureko Kodai Odori ancient dance from the Gokanosho Kureko district of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, has been designated as a prefectural important intangible folk culture asset.
One person was killed and 21 others were injured in an expressway collision involving a Ground Self-Defense Force truck and a tourist bus Saturday morning in the southwestern city of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, police and local fire department said.
On the move, Hatoyama told reporters in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, ''I hope to meet with them as soon as possible.
The four plants are located in the town of Shiraoi in Hokkaido and in the cities of Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, Nippon Paper Industries said, adding that the plants had either discharged nitrogen oxide from boilers in excess of legally set standards or fabricated related data.
According to investigators, Aneha, 48, fabricated quake-resistance data for the condominium, called Grand Stage Fujisawa in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Sun Hotel Nara in the ancient city of Nara, both of which were built by Kimura Construction Co., based in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Another man, 60, had been unaccounted for after leaving his home in a truck in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, on Saturday morning, but was later found safe and sound, the police said.
The contract with half the budgeted price was reported from the city of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
In April, a candidate opposed to the dam was elected mayor of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, a town on the Kuma River, downstream of the planned project.
An independent candidate who opposes a central government dam project in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture in southwestern Japan, narrowly won Sunday's mayoral race, held after the former Yatsushiro mayor was arrested and indicted.
In Yatsushiro, Kumamoto
Prefecture, a 45-year-old farmer who produces rushes, said the government's decision has made it certain that there is now little potential in the market for domestic producers.