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Oct 1, 2006
The Karatsu Kunchi is the Karatsu Shinto shrine's fall festival in the city of the same name in northwestern Saga Prefecture facing the Tsushima Strait.
Udon is one of the most ubiquitous of all Japanese foods, and it’s usually very affordable too. But, did you know the birthplace of those lovely plump noodles was Hakata?
The stars must have been aligned perfectly as Eugene graduated from Asia-Pacific University in Oita, because at the same time, his future employer wanted to beef up its marketing t...
Sep 1, 2006
Budo (martial arts) means different things to different people. Originally, they were used simply to improve a person's ability to defend themselves, and ultimately, to injure anot...
He's been running for over 20 years and has participated in over 200 races including the Boston, Toronto, and Detroit marathons. Prior to coming to Fukuoka, Leslie worked as a prof...
Every non-American English teacher in Fukuoka has heard this dreaded phrase at least once...
by Jessica Marie Frey
Aug 1, 2006
If you live in Japan but don't speak Japanese, then you're the one who's been causing me all these problems. Let me explain: every time I go into a McDonalds, they flip the menu ov...
Mention Bangladesh and many of us think of an impoverished land filled with volunteers. According to Hyder, who first came to Fukuoka seven years ago as an exchange student, the fi...
Jul 1, 2006
Japan's temples and shrines are must see attractions. Kyoto, Nara, and Kamakura are such well known spots, we often forget the treasures right here in Fukuoka.
It's the age-old question, literally, and it's happened to all of us at least a few times.
by Courtney Brigham