The submission deadline for the JET Programme Video Contest has been extended to August 31st! JETs will now have a chance to shoot footage during August when there are many fireworks shows and summer activities. Your summer-themed submission could win the Best of Summer Season Award: 50,000 JPY in domestic travel vouchers! Learn more about the other… More JET’s Video Contest deadline extended!
Summer holidays are here, and so is the season for festivals and fireworks! We have collated a list the upcoming events (natsu matsuri: summer festivals, and hanabi taikai: fireworks displays) across the prefecture, arranged by date. (List of summer festivals with more than 5000 fireworks)
Update (10/5/2016 15:53): The warning has been extended to include: Akune City, Kirishima City, Shibushi City, Nagashima Town, and Osaki Town. On 10 May 2016, 13:29 Japan Standard Time, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued weather warnings of heavy rain to the following regions in Kagoshima Prefecture: Kagoshima City, Hioki City, Ichikikushikino City, Satsumasendai City, Aira… More (Updated) Kagoshima Weather Warning: 10 May
The Kagoshima City Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, March 6th, Start Time: 8:30 AM. We want to wish all the ALT runners good luck and Godspeed! We would also like to make all of you aware of traffic restrictions and public transportation changes that will be in effect on the day of the… More Kagoshima Marathon: Let’s Go!
On 5 February 2016 at 19:13, the Japan Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic alert level of Sakurajima in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture to “Level 3” (do not approach the volcano). A no-entry restriction was placed around the area within 2 km of the craters on Sakurajima, but since there are no tourism nor non-tourism related,… More Safely Enjoy Kagoshima’s Sights
Do you enjoy walking and hiking? Do you want to learn about the history and nature of Kagoshima Prefecture? If so, you may be interested in this upcoming lecture and excursion organized by the Ebino Eco Museum Center and the Natural Park Foundation (Ebino Branch, Miyazaki)! English interpreters will be available for both dates! Lecture and… More Kirishima Mountain Range Lecture and Excursion (2)
Do you enjoy walking and hiking? Do you want to learn about the history and nature of Kagoshima Prefecture? If so, you may be interested in this upcoming lecture and excursion organized by the Ebino Eco Museum Center and the Natural Park Foundation (Ebino Branch, Miyazaki)! English interpreters will be available for both dates! Lecture and… More Kirishima Mountain Range Lecture and Excursion (1)
This year’s Satsuma-yaki Pottery Festival will be held at the Kagoshima Citizen’s Exchange Center from 31 October to 8 November, 2015. Every year, the Satsuma-yaki Society organizes this large-scale exhibition of both traditional and non-traditional Satsuma pottery, calling on group and independent artists to gather to sell and auction off their works. Both black and… More 26th Satsuma-yaki Pottery Festival
An emergency warning was issued by the City of Kagoshima at 10:15am on August 15th of a possible major eruption from Mt. Sakurajima bringing the volcanic alert to Level 4. Areas within a 3 kilometer radius of Showa and Minami craters, Arimura and Furusato towns on Sakurajima Island, have been asked to prepare for possible… More Sakurajima: Volcanic Eruption Alert Level 4
What is Relay for Life? PAST – In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, an American surgeon decided to raise money for the fight against cancer by doing something he enjoyed -running marathons. In 1985 during a 24-hour “Run Against Cancer”, Dr. Klatt ran for more than 83 miles while, through the night, friends paid to… More 2015 Relay for Life Japan – Kagoshima