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11/04/16
Prefecture Gets New Honda FCV as Official Vehicle
Fukuoka Prefecture has been given Honda°«s latest fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), the Clarity Fuel Cell, for use as an official vehicle. FCVs, which emit no exhaust fumes, run on electricity generated by a chemical reaction between hydrogen gas fuel and oxygen. This is the Prefecture°«s third FCV and its first Honda. About 100 people were on hand for an unveiling at the Prefectural Office on Oct. 7. As of Oct. 7, there are 72 FCVs operating within the Prefecture. The Prefecture uses its official FCVs in test drives and other events to promote the widespread adoption of FCVs.

11/04/16
Fukuoka Airport Terminal 1 Closes
On Oct. 4, Fukuoka Airport°«s Terminal 1 closed after 47 years in operation ahead of construction work on a new runway and terminal building. Terminal 1 opened in April 1969 as the first terminal building in Japan with boarding bridges. The new terminal is slated for completion in March 2019. It will have two floors below ground, five floors above ground and a total floor area of 127,600 m2, making it about 20% larger than the current building. The new building will also feature an observation deck with a park.

10/07/16
First National Meeting for the Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens and Regional Vitalization
Prime Minister Abe and Sanae Takaichi, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, were in attendance at the " 1st National Meeting for the Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens and Regional Vitalization in Kyushu: Withstanding Disasters ", The meeting was held in Fukuoka in July and comprised of nearly 2,000 representatives from business, universities, public agencies, and citizens'groups. In his opening remarks on behalf of the host prefecture, Governor Ogawa said, "I am highly honored that this meeting is being held in Fukuoka Prefecture, a place where women and the elderly are active contributors." In his keynote address, Prime Minister Abe revealed a plan to proactively invest in the future with a comprehensive economic package totaling more than 28 trillion.

10/07/16
Vietnam°«s Largest IT Company Opens First Office in Kyushu
FPT Japan, the subsidiary of Vietna's largest IT company FPT Software, has opened an office in Hakata Ward in Fukuoka. Established in 2005, FPT Japan develops software and provides IT outsourcing services. The new office in Fukuoka is in addition to its headquarters in Tokyo and offices in Osaka and Nagoya, and becomes the company's fourth base in Japan. Launched with 12 employees, the Fukuoka office aims to hire people locally in the not too distant future. The company plans to expand its business in Kyushu while encouraging economic exchange with Vietnam.

10/07/16
Starflyer to Offer Cheap Flights to Foreign Visitors
Starting Oct. 30 and running until Mar. 25 of next year, Starflyer will offer cheap flights to foreign visitors. Dubbed Fly Japan Value Fares, this special offer will enable foreign visitors to fly between Haneda and one of either Kitakyushu, Fukuoka or Yamaguchi Ube airports for 9,000 each way. One-way fares for Kansai-Haneda and Fukuoka-Chubu flights have been set at 7,000. After purchasing the special tickets, visitors will need to present airport counter staff with a non-Japanese passport and an international travel itinerary showing flights to and from Japan. With these new fares, Starflyer hopes to capture a share of the burgeoning foreign visitor market.

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