Kyushu is one of the main four islands of Japan and Fukuoka city in Fukuoka prefecture is the capital. In the map, you see Fukuoka city in the northern part of Fukuoka prefecture. Among the city's icons is Kyushu University, the alma mater of one of Japan's astronauts. Japanese Rail Company JR opened Kyushu Shinkansen which connects Fukuoka to the other prefecture in the region, as well as Honshu. Kyushu Japanese has a reputation as being stubborn but warm-hearted!