February 2019 Fukuoka Now
In this issue, we guide you to Jojima (near Kurume) where seven closely located breweries throw the sake event of the year!
Feb 1, 2019
Fukuoka Ume Guide 2019
Before sakura (cherry blossom) season is ume (plum blossom) season. Here are 25 spots in and around Fukuoka for ume viewing!
Feb 1, 2019
Just 25 km west of Fukuoka City, Itoshima has beautiful beaches, lush green mountains and is famous for flavorful vegetables and fresh seafood. Learn more about Itoshima now!
Feb 1, 2019
- Record Low Office Vacancies for Office Space in Fukuoka According to a report by Miki Shoji Co., Ltd., office vacancies in the central area of the Fukuoka City as of the end of January 2019 decreased to 1.89%. It was the first time in 28 years that the rate fell below 2%. The area is seeing tight supply and demand as the number of new contracts grow, reflecting the completion of... More
- Fukuoka Prefecture Acquires 10% Stake in Airport On Feb. 18 Fukuoka Prefecture officially signed an agreement with Fukuoka International Airport Co., Ltd. to acquire 10% (¥3.5 billion) of the company’s stock. Governor Hiroshi Ogawa and Director and President & CEO Tetsuya Nagasao attended the ceremony and consented on... More
- Fukuoka City Announced Support for a Waste Disposal Facility in Yangon City On Feb. 21 Fukuoka City announced plans to support the construction of a waste disposal facility in Yangon City using an ecology-conscious waste landfill method, “the Fukuoka Method." The city will work on the project in collaboration with UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) using... More
- Public Phone Charging Stands for Fukuoka City Fukuoka City is planning to set up phone charging stands at local subway stations and public facilities. The devices will also be installed at MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) facilities, such as Marine Messe and private complexes such as... More
- Nishitetsu to Test Platform Railings at Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station Nishitetsu will test safety railings on the platform of their Omuta Line at Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station beginning on Feb. 28. Five ropes stretched across safety poles will slide downwards as the train door opens then upwards after the door closes. Nishitetsu says the system can function even for trains with different numbers of cars and... More