Update about Kumamoto in Kyushu, which is the area affected by the latest big earthquakes
Many of you may know several big earthquakes hit Kumamoto and a part of Oita prefectures (in southern part of Japan) on 14-17April 2016.
In some parts, life infrastructure and transportation service have been still affected and damaged by the shake.
If you consider traveling in Kyushu region near future, please check the latest information on the websites below.
JNTO(Japan National Tourism Organization)
If you are planning to travel in other parts of Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido, Okinawa etc, please do not worry, as our life and businees go on as usual and all people are happy to welcome you.
If you like to help the affected area in some ways, purchase a product(s) with "Kumamon" symbol.
The black bear mark means "the product from Kumamoto prefecture."
You could find some of them at supermarkets, convenience stores etc in many parts of Japan.
We much appreciate your continuous warm support and attention to Japan.