A man in his 60s, who lives in Fukuoka City, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. He's the first person confirmed with the virus in the Kyushu region.
It marks the 85th case of infection in Japan aside from those on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Authorities in Fukuoka City, in southwestern Japan, say the man has no recent international travel history.
The total number of infections, together with cases from the Diamond Princess, has now surpassed 700.