|Owner||Kusari State Police|
|Mass||5.98 x 10e24 kg|
|Temperature||-38°C to 40°C|
|Escape velocity||11.99 km/sec|
Planet Kyushu was first surveyed in 65 A.S. by the Kusari explorer Isao Yoshida with Colonists from New Tokyo landing on the Planet later that same year. Although Kyushu is severely lacking in mineral resources, it does possess a near perfect climate for rice farming, and sports the largest land masses of any inhabited world in Kusari, all of which are eminently suited for agriculture.
Gradually the Planet evolved into a world focused on basic Food production and today effectively feeds the majority of Kusari. However, the Kyushu farmers face increasing competition from Synth Foods whose products are becoming more popular among the Kusari youth. This has caused the demand and price for the naturally grown foods to fall, and living standards on Kyushu have declined in parallel. This has given rise to the ultra-nationalist Farmers Alliance terrorist group who viciously target any Synth Foods Transports they come across.
During the reclaiming of the Tau-29 Gate in 823 AS and the subsequent return of the Emperor, Planet Kyushu quickly descended into a political nightmare, causing great disturbance for the Republican government. The KNF retreated closer to the defensive lines around the planet, allowing contact between the now Imperial aligned Kempeitai, Farmers' Alliance, and the Imperial Kusari Navy, eventually resulting in a coordinated takeover of the Planet triggered by an attack upon the defending Battleship Nagumo.
In 825 AS the civil war that had divided the Kusari nation came to a peaceful conclusion. Though the changes made as a result of the accords are still being assimilated by the populace, Planet Kyushu has been returned to the jurisdiction of the Kusari State Police who now must struggle with a world reeling from the political upheaval.