Jan 1, 2009
In 2003, young people used to flock to the Daimyo district. So many people from throughout Kyushu were there on weekends it was as if they were holding a festival. In the five year...
These days every time I open up the newspaper I am reminded that Japan is in the midst of a recession...
by Alex Berger
Dec 1, 2008
Food & Drinks
It's said the origin of tempura, one of Japan's most widely recognized cuisines, dates back to the mid-sixteenth century when early Portuguese and Spanish missionaries and traders ...
Dec 1, 2008
This month Fukuoka Now celebrates a decade of serving Fukuoka's small (but growing!) foreign population. This article takes a look at some highlights from past issues.
The Japanese term for the office in which geisha are hired is kenban. These offices are located all over the country, but the recent decline in the number of geisha has resulted in...
This month's very special 'Gekkan Gaijin' tells the story of international publishing in Fukuoka from the unique perspective of Nick Szasz, founder and publisher of FN.
Often warmly referred to as "Fukuoka's Kitchen", the Yanagibashi Fresh Food Market is one of the Fukuoka's most colorful and fascinating places for foreigners to visit.
Nov 1, 2008
Have you ever wondered what Kyushu looks like through someone else’s eyes?
Fukuoka Softbank Hawks manager Sadaharu Oh broke into the Japanese major leagues with the Yomiuri Tokyo Giants in 1959 and retired as a player in 1980 after hitting 868 home runs.
Professional Rugby is taking Japan by storm! With a bid to host the 2015 World Cup in the works and the national Top League season just taking off we take a look at the national ru...