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Mar 18, 2022Now Reports
Momochi Now – A Sweets Buffet Packed with Local Strawberries!
Fukuoka is a big producer of strawberries, so when the fruit comes into season in the spring, you can find them everywhere throughout the city. Restaurants offer seasonal menus...
Mar 15, 2022Now Reports
Hikari To Kaze No Hiroba Gate – New Recreation Center in Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Fukuoka
Located on a vast 350-hectare site about 6 km east to west of Fukuoka’s city center, a new stay-and-play recreation center offers visitors the opportunity to relax, learn, and play...
Mar 8, 2022Now Reports
Passing the Baton
I've been writing articles for Fukuoka Now since July 2018. However, as I now specialize in commercial disputes and do not practice in areas in which most readers have interest, I ...
Feb 24, 2022Now Reports
Kyushu’s First Gundam Statue
The LaLaport Fukuoka shopping park, which will open in April, is LaLaport’s first large-scale commercial facility in Kyushu. It is located in Hakata Ward on the former site of the...
Feb 10, 2022Now Reports
Digital Reform of Civil Procedures
Japan is far behind other major countries in digitalization in civil procedures. For instance, Singapore started electronic filing in 1998, while Korea began to do the same in 2011...
Feb 4, 2022Now Reports
Experience the tradition and culture of Yame on an overnight trip
Yame is one of Japan's leading producers of high-quality tea. With a population of about 60,000 people, Yame, which is about an hour away from Hakata...
Jan 31, 2022Now Reports
Fukuoka’s Beautiful Multi Glass
Multi glass, which has been designated as a traditional handicraft by Fukuoka Prefecture, is a relatively new specialty craft, having only been designated in 1988. The glass is mad...
Jan 13, 2022Now Reports
Exploring Itoshima’s Fishing Villages – Uotabi Tour #3
Winter in Itoshima is when the seafood is the tastiest!Many kinds of seafood are landed in Itoshima throughout the year, but as the water temperature begins to drop and the fish tr...
Jan 7, 2022Now Reports
What is RCEP?
On 1 January 2022, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) took effect in Japan. Below I’ll introduce RCEP, explaining the idea behind the free trade agreements in g...
Dec 23, 2021Now Reports
Noh Theater: The Embodiment of the Japanese Aesthetic
The traditional Japanese performing arts of Noh and Kyogen are registered as intangible cultural heritage elements by UNESCO. Noh theatre has a long history, and it is believed to ...