Fukuoka Now Internship Report 2017

Jasmin Bethke (Germany) reports on her three month internship at Fukuoka Now. Read on to here how she got on, and for information on how you can undertake an internship at Fukuoka Now.

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Fukuoka Strawberry Picking Guide 2017

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan between December and May and Fukuoka is famous for its big, sweet strawberries. Now’s the time to go-a-picking! If you have an appetite for strawberries, check our online guide for tips, locations, photos and a map to get you started on your berry good (pardon the punnet) winter adventures!

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Coming of Age Day in Fukuoka, Japan

Coming of Age Day (成人の日 Seijin no Hi) takes place annually on the second Monday of January to celebrate the birthdays of all those who have reached the magical age of twenty…

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The Company: A New Shared Space In Fukuoka, Japan

As Fukuoka continues to deliver on its growing reputation as a Japanese startup hub, more and more companies seek to capitalize on the needs of the growing entrepreneur class. The Company (yes, that’s its actual name) is one firm seeking to ride the boom and on Dec. 5 2016, it opened a new, and expansive, share space near Canal City in Hakata-ku.

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Hatsumode in Fukuoka 2016-7

So it’s New Year’s Eve and your friends have gone abroad to visit family or on exotic getaways, and you’re in Fukuoka wondering how to make the most of the last night of the year?

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Recruiting Foreigners to Sing in Japanese at Karaoke Festival

The Fukuoka Shunsetsu Executive Committee is recruiting foreign participants for a Karaoke festival on Jan. 15…

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Japanese Winter Treat – Baked Sweet Potatoes

Winter’s been slow in arriving in Fukuoka, but gradually the chill is setting in. If you find yourself in dire need of a good warm snack, then head to Cocon Farm, located just off of Nishidori in Daimyo and get your hands on a baked sweet potato (yaki-imo), grown in Kyushu’s very own Kagoshima Pref…

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Where to Watch the First Sunrise of the Year in Fukuoka, Japan

Hatsuhinode (初日の出) literally translates to first sunrise. The first in ‘first sunrise’ refers to the first of the year, the moment when the sun graces the sky and dawn breaks over 2017. While Fukuoka doesn’t have anything as iconic as Mt. Fuji, it has some great spots from which to watch the first sunrise of the year…

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Fukuoka Countdown Guide 2016-17

What are you doing this New Year’s eve? With the end of the year sneaking up on us, it’s time to make plans! While most Japanese go home to spend time with their families and visit shrines at midnight for hatsumode, countdown events are an increasingly popular way to ring in the New Year. Check out our list for some of Fukuoka’s hottest countdown spots to celebrate the end of the year…

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Nengajo – How to Make a Japanese Christmas/New Year’s Card

As Christmas and the New Year approach, the mind often wanders to the distant shores of the land we call home, to family and to friends. Keeping in touch has been made easy ever since the internet came into being but nothing says Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year like a card in the post…

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