Dec 1, 2004 Now Reports
The Fukuoka City Smell-a-thon
With my first marathon under my belt, I became addicted. The next race on the calendar was on my hometown ground: The Fukuoka City Marathon- a race which amounted to a two-hour tou...
Aug 1, 2004 Food & Drinks
Tree-lined Keyaki-dori is one of Fukuoka's most pleasant streets and also home to a growing number of fine eateries.
Jun 1, 2004 Food & Drinks
Shinsekai Binro no Yoru
With so much attention focused on mainland China's economic and social resurgence, it seems as though Taiwan has been pushed into the shadows. However, when it comes to Taiwanese f...
May 1, 2004 Now Reports
It's 7:30 am on a Saturday morning, and I just rode my bicycle 45 minutes to get to the MJ Pachinko parlor near the Tenjin train station.
Mar 1, 2004 Now Reports
Admit it--everybody loves sweet treats, whether they are cream-filled Western-style delights, refined Japanese confections, mass-market goodies stacked on convenience store shelves...
Feb 1, 2004 Now Reports
Fukuoka’s Fresh Fish Market
From ramen to shochu and the hearty fare of its sidewalk stalls, Hakata is a gourmand's delight, but a listing of the local menu is incomplete without fresh seafood.
Nov 3, 2003 Now Reports
Ramen Noodles Warning: Highly Addictive!
Peer into any slapdash street stall that sprouts on the Tenjin sidewalks after 5 o'clock and you'll see that folks in Fukuoka are mad about ramen.
Oct 1, 2003 Now Reports
Kyushu’s Spirit – Shochu
Ask someone overseas what liquor they associate with Japan and odds are they'll answer sake, or nihonshu in Japanese.
May 1, 2003 Food & Drinks
Nakasu, Fukuoka’s red light district, is home to many of Fukuoka’s finest restaurants and bars, but unfortunately, few foreigners will ever find them. Here’s a gem that, despite it...