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Jun 1, 2007Now Reports
June is "Clean-up Month" in Fukuoka Prefecture, with many environmental projects taking place. One of these is Love Earth Clean-up, an event which encourages members of the communi...
May 1, 2007Now Reports
One of the most exciting carnivals in Japan, Hakata Donkatu, has its own theme song called “Bonchikawaiya.” Where exactly did it come from and who discovered this tune?
Mar 1, 2007Now Reports
To tell you the truth, I'm not a big fan of brewed alcohol, despite the fact that I have trained myself to enjoy the odd glass of wine. I prefer distilled drinks, but I'll take thi...
Feb 1, 2007Now Reports
Dazaifu Tenmangu is widely known as the perfect place for students to pray for success in exams, but did you know that it is also famous for a legendary plum blossom called tobiume...
Jan 1, 2007Now Reports
The tenth is the day of the Seidai Festival for Ebisu, god of prosperity, and of fishermen, at the Toka-ebisu Shrine
Dec 1, 2006Now Reports
00Fukuoka City used to be divided into two districts along the Nakagawa (river); the eastern merchant district of Hakata and the western town, Fukuoka.
Nov 1, 2006Now Reports
The Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, which opens in November, is one of those events that defines the season for locals. This year, the tournament celebrates its 50th anniversary, so ...
Oct 1, 2006Now Reports
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?