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A city of western Kyushu, Japan, east of Nagasaki. It was an important castle town during the feudal period.
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(Placename) a city in SW Japan, on W central Kyushu: Kumamoto Medical University (1949). Pop: 653 835 (2002 est)
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(ˌku məˈmoʊ toʊ)

a city on W central Kyushu, in SW Japan. 579,000.
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Summary: Tokyo [Japan], May 6 (ANI): JFE Engineering has launched a safe and clean energy facility at Kumamoto Prefecture located on Kyushu island.
TOKYO, Mar 11, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Advanced Engineering Limited have conducted a field trial using image processing technology to identify the positions of stone blocks in walls prior to the collapse that damaged the five-story Iidamaru Turret (Iidamaru Gokai Yagura) in Kumamoto Castle(1), caused by the Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016.
Kumamoto is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture, which is located on the western coast of Kyushu, Japan's southernmost major island.
Despite the light materials, the domes withstood last year's deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture, where Aso is located, said Masaya Konishi, manager of the Aso Farm Land resort.
The magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit the region of Kumamoto, Japan, April 14, followed two days later by a magnitude-7.3 quake, which struck the southern island of Kyushu.
A magnitude 7.3 quake hit Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday, the second major quake that rattled the region, about 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo, following Thursday's 6.5-magnitude foreshock.
Landslides from Saturday's magnitude 7.3 earthquake have blocked roads and destroyed bridges, making it difficult to access the area east of Kumamoto, a city of 740,000 on the southwestern island of Kyushu.
TOKYO (CyHAN)- At least 22 people have been confirmed dead after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan's southwestern Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday, bringing the total number killed since Thursday to 31.
The quake shook the Kumamoto region at 1.25am local time, and several aftershocks soon followed.
EDT - At least two people have died from injuries sustained in a massive earthquake Thursday in Kumamoto, Japan, according to a (http://mainichi.jp/articles/20160415/k00/00m/040/100000c) report from from a local news outlet. The number of people hospitalized has reportedly ballooned from dozens to more than 100.
International Resource News-October 13, 2015--Canadian Solar signs contract with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture