Kurume Kasuri – Old Becomes New!
Textiles are an integral part of Japanese history and culture. From ancient times, people have learned to spin yarn out of...
May 12, 2020
Catching up with Rick van den Hurk
Like so many other things, Japanese professional baseball is on hold. On May 5, Fukuoka Now checked in with Rick van den Hurk (The Netherlands.) Watch the video to see how he is keeping in shape mentally and physically...
Mar 12, 2020
Introducing Ryuen’s Premium Kuroge Wagyu Beef BBQ Set
Ryuen, a popular yakiniku restaurant in Nishi-nakasu is offering...
May 12, 2020
Stroll the Boardwalk and Hit the Beach
Easily accessible from central Fukuoka, Momochihama Beach is a popular spot where locals go for some R & R. The beach is situated among some of the city’s biggest landmarks, including...
May 27, 2020
- Fukuoka Prefecture to Cover Tuition Fees for Hard Hit University Students On June 5, Kitakyushu City announced five more cases of the new coronavirus infection. The city has seen 135 instances during the past fourteen days. Rates of positive PCR tests in the prefecture during the past three days stands at 1.0%. The prefecture also unveiled its third supplementary budget, including extended support for closed businesses in Kitakyushu City. Additionally, it will appropriate ¥42 million to exempt university and college students from fees for those who suffer financial hardship. More
- Kyushu Companies Cutting Plans For Capital Investment The Fukuoka branch of Teikoku Databank Ltd. released the results of its survey of companies who plan to make capital investments this year in Kyushu and Okinawa. Amongst 891 of the companies who responded, 38.4% answered “no plans,” the highest... More
- Michinoeki Ukiha Top Regional Roadside Michinoeki Ukiha topped the ranking of roadside stations in Kyushu and Yamaguchi for the fifth straight year. The ranking released in the July issue of a local sightseeing magazine “Kyushu Jalan,” is based on a survey of 728 readers. In the... More
- Governor Requests More Antigen-test Kits To Counter Clusters On June 4, Kitakyushu City announced six new cases of the COVID-19 infection. A total of 130 people in the city were diagnosed with the virus in the past thirteen days. Reflecting on the continued development of clusters at local medical facilities, Hiroshi Ogawa, Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture, firmly asked the national government to supply more antigen-test kits for the virus. Infected emergency-outpatients are thought to be the source of the clusters, and the region is now experiencing a move to temporarily closing emergency departments at hospitals. More
- JR Kyushu Shinkansen To Return To Regular Schedule On June 3, six new cases of the new coronavirus infection were announced in Fukuoka Prefecture. Five of them were found in Kitakyushu City, and involve a junior high school student and four adults. Meanwhile, Fukuoka City reported its first case in twenty days (excluding cases of re-infection,) The patient is a Minami-Ward resident in his fifties. More