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    Saturday October 9, 2021
  • One Piece's Resident Archaeologist Nico Robin Gets Statue at Kumamoto Earthquake Museum

    The Straw Hat archaeologist will watch over the new museum in Minamiaso

    Today, the latest One Piece statue was unveiled at the former site of the Tokai University Aso Campus, which was heavily damaged in the Kumamoto earthquake in 2016. The campus has been renovated as the Kumamoto Earthquake Museum, making it a worthy home to the archaeologist of the Straw Hat crew, Nico Robin. See the unveiling after the jump and learn more!

  • Thursday August 27, 2020
  • Luffy Statue Finds the Treasure for Kumamoto, Brings in Billions of Yen in Tourism Money

    A study by students of Shokei University found the One Piece statue brought in over 2.6 billion yen for the local economy

    One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda donated 800 million yen to help fund the relief efforts for his home prefecture Kumamoto after the devastating 2016 earthquake. The government decided to use that money to erect One Piece statues across the prefecture, which was the best idea because now the Luffy statue is bringing in the tourism yen for the prefecture! Read on to learn more!

  • Tuesday April 18, 2017
  • Support Damaged Zoo in Kumamoto-city by Purchasing "Kemono Friends" Cookies

    8 million US dollars is expected to be needed for reconstruction

    The Kemono Friends franchise has supported the reconstruction effort by Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens that was damaged seriously by the Kumamoto Earthquake in April 2016. Five-type collaboration original cookies featuring the Kemono Friends characters are scheduled to be released and part of the sales will be donated to the zoo. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday May 19, 2016
  • "Smiling Cafeteria" Anime CM Celebrates Agriculture of Kumamoto

    Short animation produced by Japan Agriculture features animation by Encourage Films

    Japan Agriculture has sponsored a 90 second animated TV commercial celebrating the qualities of the rice, fruits, and vegetables grown and the livestock raised in Kumamoto Prefecture. Hit the jump to check out "Smiling Cafeteria", an anime CM with a catchy song.

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