Free menu translation app service launched

On February 22 the TagFIT Association (Fukuoka City) launched a free multi-language translation app called ‘kotoZna’. All you need to do is send in a photo including the Japanese text you need translated and you will receive back a QR code with the translated text.

Read More 02/24/2017 14:04

Oyafukodori restores its original name meaning ‘Street of Disrespectful Children’

The original name of the street ‘Oyafukudori’ was ‘親不孝’ which transltates roughly to ‘Street of Disrespectful Children’. In the eighties the area was home to many cram schools for students who couldn’t pass the university entrance exams.

Read More 02/23/2017 15:52

Miss Sake Fukuoka says Konnichiwa!

Miss Sake Fukuoka (Saaya Ando), wearing an exquisite kimono, dropped by the Fukuoka Now office yesterday. The former Miss Universe (Fukuoka representative, 2014) became Fukuoka’s first-ever Miss Sake 2017 in late December 2016.

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29th Fukuoka Architecture Award Winners

The winners of the Fukuoka Prefecture Architectural Award for Artistic Urban Design were announced.

Read More 02/22/2017 17:10

Marine World Uminonakamichi Re-Opening!

After being closed for several months for major renovations, Marine World Uminonakamichi re-opens on Wednesday, April 12. The park’s new theme is ‘Sea of Kyushu’, and will exhibit sea life from around Kyushu.

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Fukuoka City and APU sign agreement

Fukuoka City and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) signed a agreement on Feb. 16, 2017 to develop local human resources and share knowledge, people, and other resources. Fukuoka City wants to promote urban development through the concept of “globalization”.

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Container handling at Hakata Port second highest

The number of containers imported and exported via the Port of Hakata in 2016 was 897,000 TEU which is the second largest after 2014 (910,566 TEU).

Read More 02/21/2017 17:00

First Ippudo Tachinomi opens in Fukuoka

Ippudo is re-opening their Tenjin Nishi-dori location tomorrow, Feb. 22 (Wed.) with a new two story restaurant. The ground floor will feature Ippudo’s first standing bar in Fukuoka and their third in Japan after Hamamatsucho and Nishi Gotanda in Tokyo. Inspiration for the standing bar came from Japanese kakuuchi. The grand opening slogan is the […]

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Kyushu Pollen Forecast 2017

Fukuoka peak pollen season is coming soon. The pollen mostly comes from Japanese cedars (sugi) and Japanese cypress (hinoki). The season starts at the end of February and goes to mid March.

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Haru Ichiban Hits Northern Kyushu

The Fukuoka Regional Headquarters of the Japan Meteorological Agency announced on Feb. 16, 2017 at 16:20 the first spring storm (‘haru ichiban’) was observed in Northern Kyushu. It is the first spring storm in two years and the first one to be observed by the whole of Japan. The conditions for ‘haru ichiban’ are that […]

Read More 02/17/2017 17:32
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