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Central, northern,and eastern parts of Kyushu, such as Kumamoto, Ohita, and Fukuoka were hit by series of earthquakes mainly of the one of M6.5 on April 14th and the one of M7.3 on 16th. Some parts have been seriously damaged and temporarily more than 110,000 people evacuated(now the number is about 36,000). Toshihiko Aoyagi, president of JR Kyushu made a remark upon seeing off the first bullet train to complete the total resumption in which he said, “We have now successfully regained our daily landscape again for the first time in two weeks. We hope this resumption of our railroad services will be so helpful for rebuilding Kumamoto.”
The 70th Peace Memorial Ceremonies were held at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima City,Hiroshima pref. on the Aug.6th and Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Pref. on the Aug 9th. The two dates were the very dates the two atomic bombs were dropped at the two cities respectively just 70 years ago. (http://www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/www/contents/1342505253394/)
PM Abe attended the two ceremonies and gave remakes wishing peace and keeping peaceful world. So did the city mayors. What was especially notable was that for the first time in history of these 70 years, a higher official of the US government along with the current US ambassador attended the ceremonies. Rose Gottemoeller, Under-secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security , attended the ceremonies with US Ambassador Kennedy on behalf of the US government.
The two venues of the ceremonies including peace memorial museums, the Atomic Dome there are quite popular tourist destinations and a lot of people including foreign tourists visit everyday. Peace prevalence is,needless to say, essential to retaining and growing of tourism.
ICOMOS, the official advisory panel of UNESCO, reccommeded some sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial revolution as a world heritage site to UNESCO on this May 4th. (http://whc.unesco.org/)
The recommended candidate consists of 23 facilities in 8 prefecturessuch as nagasaki and Fukuoka, mainly southwestern parts in Japan in total. They all represent the rapidly developped processes of the heavy industry at the turning point of Japan from the pre-modern to the modern society about 150 years ago in the Meiji era, explains the japanese government. For example, Gunkan jima island in Nagasaki pref. which worked as a plant island including schools, residents of factory workers and their families as if it were an independent city on the sea 40~50 years ago is one of those symbolic facilities. Now those places and areas are so popular and not only Japanese but foreigners visit to know about Japanese historical and societal changes. The candidate will be on the item list and examned at the upcoming UNESCO committee at Bon Germany Jun.28-Jul.8.
“Hagakure Ninja”, a performance group of ninja activities in a theme park “Ganso Ninjamura Ureshino- onsen Hizen- yumekaido”(/元祖忍者村 嬉野温泉 肥前夢街道, The original Ninja village in Ureshino hotspring resort of a dream road)(http://www.hizenyumekaidou.info/) in Ureshino hotspring in Saga pref. begian to recruit for new staffers who are to work as its new members as “kunoichi”(female ninjas).
The application requirements are ; female 13-29 years old (a student can keep her school life), a minor applicant needs her parents’ permit. A successful applicant will be trained to be a good kunoichi (so, no previous experiences as ninja activities are required) and will be a member of the first generation of “Hanagumi”(/華組。,flower group) which is to debut as a ninja girl idol group with “The Magic”, the theme song of Hizen Yumekaido. The new group will perform in Urshino and other areas in Kyushu. The deadline of the application of resume is the Oct.10th.
Burberry Blue Label Hamaya Nagasaki
At Hamaya Nagasaki store, 7-11, Hamamachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki
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MAP:Burberry Blue Label Nagasaki Hamaya