Jun 11, 2020
The committee for Hakata Gion Yamakasa decided to create a single decorative float to continue the tradition of the summer festival. With themes of a samurai and a folklore-hero bo...
Jan 10, 2020
Naming rights for one of Fukuoka’s largest sports facilities was awarded to Best Denki, a Fukuoka-based electronics and appliance reseller. The current nickname, Level Five Stadium...
Nov 28, 2019
Once again the Kyushu Basho sumo tournament recorded excellent ticket sales, referred in Japanese as manninn onnrei (満員御礼) throughout the fifteen-day event. Over 80%...
Sep 3, 2019
Fukuoka Motor Show 2019 will be held from Dec. 20 to 23 at multiple venues including Marine Messe Fukuoka. With a range of new services like car sharing springing up, the automobil...
Aug 2, 2019
JR Kyushu announced on July 29 that its new express ferry Queen Beetle would begin operations on July 15, 2020. With an expanded capacity of 2.6 times compared to current Beetle (h...
Jul 31, 2019
Following a major renovation, the duty free shop in the north area of the Fukuoka Airport International Terminal reopened on July 26. The renovation expanded floor space by four ti...
Jan 25, 2019
Browsing ants, native to Southern Europe, have been found at Hakata Port in September 2018. The Environment Ministry reported on Jan. 23 that it was the first such confirmation in ...
Nov 27, 2018
Real estate agency Joyful Corporation and developer Daikyo plan to build a hotel on a site inside the Yanagibashi Market. They expect to begin work on the 12-story, 240-room facili...
Sep 11, 2018
Construction work to extend the quay on the western side of the Port of Hakata has been completed. The wharf now has enough room for two cruise ships to dock at the same time. Fuku...
Aug 30, 2018
Maserati has refurbished their Fukuoka dealership located in Higashi-naka, Hakata-ku. The newly renovated three-story building opened on August 25. The premises now boast one of th...