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Fukuoka City Bulletin March 2015

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Softbank Hawks Special Pre-Season Perks
The first 1,000 fans from each of the following age brackets and wards can win ¥100 non-reserved seats to Hawks’ pre-season games. 3/1 (Sun): Fans aged 65 & up; 3/14 (Sat): HS, technical school and university students; 3/17 (Tue): Residents of Chuo and Minami Wards; 3/18 (Wed): Residents of Jonan, Sawara and Nishi Wards; 3/20 (Fri): Residents of Higashi and Hakata Wards. Inquiries: Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome (092-847-1006)

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Disposing of Trash When Moving
In addition to regular trash pickups, you must apply in advance to dispose of oversized trash. Call the Oversized Trash Center (092-731-1153) to check fees, drop-off locations and collection dates. Trash is typically collected about one week after you apply. The City does not collect AC units, TVs, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines or dryers. If you are upgrading any of these appliances, have the retailer recycle your old ones, or make a reservation with your nearest Best Denki store for pick-up. To recycle a PC, contact the manufacturer.

Star Jump Fukuoka
City Hall and seven local professional sports teams (Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS, Avispa Fukuoka, Fukuoka J Anclas (women’s soccer), Munakata Sanix Blues (rugby), Kyuden Voltex (rugby), Coca Cola RedSparks (rugby), and Rizing Fukuoka (basketball)) are teaming up again this year at Star Jump Fukuoka, an event to share the joy of sports with kids. This June and October, kids in Grades 1~4 can enjoy a range of sporting events with pro athletes and coaches. Inquiries: 092-645-1233 (City Sports Association)

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Keeping Your Pets Safe in a Disaster
The Ministry of the Environment has released a disaster preparedness guide for pet owners. Please read this to see what you should do to keep your pets safe in a disaster. (www.env.go.jp/nature/dobutsu/aigo/2_data/pamph/h2309a.html) Inquiries: Environmental Health Section (092-711-4273)

Get Pollution Forecasts by E-mail
Spring is the season of PM2.5 and yellow dust. You can get the latest measurements and forecasts on the City homepage or via the disaster prevention info-mail service. To sign up for the info-mail service, send a blank e-mail to entry@fukuoka-city.jp and access the registration page from the automatically generated reply. Inquiries: PM2.5 and yellow dust: Environmental Conservation Section (092-733-5386); Disaster prevention info-mail: Disaster Prevention & Crisis Management Section (092-711-4056)

Charity Concert
A charity concert featuring choral, opera and piano performances will be held to benefit Fukuoka House, a lodging facility for the families of Children’s Hospital patients. Date/time: 4/5 (Sun) 14:00-16:10; Venue: FFG Hall (formerly Fukuoka Bank Honten Hall); Admission: ¥1,000 (All seats are non-reserved). After the doors open at 13:15, there will be a recorder and mandolin performance in the lobby, and visitors can contribute to a communal design project. Tickets: Ticket Pia (P-Code: 249-742) Inquiries: Fukuoka Orchestra Federation (ondanren@jcom.home.ne.jp)

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For more Information
Fukuoka City Bulletin

Fukuoka Shisei Dayori is City Hall’s official magazine published bi-weekly on 1st and 15th of each month, 23 times per year. It’s available in Japanese online too. Consider using it for Japanese study! ふくおか市政だより Website: www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/shisei/kouhou-hodo/shiseidayori

Fukuoka City
Published: Feb 26, 2015 / Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017