Evacuation Warning For Parts Of Kitakyushu City

Evacuation warning for parts of Kitakyushu City

Authorities in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, have issued an evacuation advisory to about 20,000 residents in some districts, due to the risk of storm surges.

The evacuation advisory is equal to a level-4 alert on a 5-stage warning system. It means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Musashino Clean Center--city Goes Trendy With Its Trash Disposal

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Musashino Clean Center--City goes trendy with its trash disposal

All I can say is "wow, wow and wow!" My socks were knocked off visiting a waste disposal site. Yes, a waste disposal site--you know, the place where they do what they do with our garbage?

News flash for governments and businesses with NIMBYs giving them headaches: You need to go to Musashino Clean Center (MCC). This facility opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing and dealing with "inherently undesirables."

City Workers In Koka Going Ninja

City workers in Koka going ninja

Civil servants in western Japan are working in ninja outfits to promote their city.

The employees at the Koka city office began wearing the costumes on Monday to promote Ninja Day on Friday, February 22. The city is one of the birthplaces of ninjas.

City Offers $90 Mil. In Gift Cards To Donors

City offers $90 mil. in gift cards to donors

A city in western Japan is offering 90 million dollars' worth of shopping vouchers to people who donate to the municipal coffers, in defiance of the government's call to scrap the campaign.

Izumisano City in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, launched the campaign as part of a national tax program that allows people to donate to municipalities of their choice in return for a tax reduction and gifts.

Hyde Appointed As Sightseeing Ambassador Of Wakayama City

HYDE appointed as sightseeing ambassador of Wakayama City

HYDE has been appointed as the sightseeing ambassador of Wakayama City. A swearing-in ceremony was held at the end of his acoustic concert 'HYDE ACOUSTIC CONCERT 2019 Kuromisa BIRTHDAY' held on January 30 at Wakayama Big Whale. 

As ambassador, HYDE will show the appeal of the city to people both within and outside Japan. HYDE is originally from Wakayama, and he talked about his feelings toward his hometown during the concert. 

City Workers Take Path Of Ninja To Get Edge As Tourism Draw

City workers take path of ninja to get edge as tourism draw

KOKA, Shiga Prefecture--Fourteen municipal government employees descended upon a ninja experience facility here to learn to throw "shuriken" star-shaped daggers, as well as climb castle walls.

The special trip in mid-December, led by Kaoru Kurata, the mayor of Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, was part of the Ikeda Koka ninja group project, which was launched seven months ago at the initiative of the Ikeda municipal government to turn the city into a ninja hub.