Jul 29, 2016
Many foreigners think a diet of Japanese food will mean the pounds will just sluice off - after all, there are so many slim Japanese! When they arrive, it’s a shock to realise that...
Jul 27, 2016
As the self-proclaimed cat lady of the office, I declared this very special outing and report mine before anyone knew what I was talking about. Not a “cat-person”? Had a bad experi...
Jul 7, 2016
Bijoux Hair Make is a charming hair, nail and makeup salon located in the heart of Tenjin. Just as the name “bijoux” (jewel) suggests, the salon mixes sophistication with a twist o...
Jun 10, 2016
As a new intern at Fukuoka Now, I was assigned my first report: exploring the ajisai (hydrangea) festival in the grounds of Hakozakigu Shrine. June to early July mark the rainy sea...
Jun 6, 2016
Spring always seems short to me. One minute I’m calculating the thickness of jacket I’ll need for my daily bike ride to work, then there’s the week when the cherry blossoms erupt i...
May 27, 2016
Food & Drinks
Located on a backstreet off Watanabe-dori, Ariyoshi Shoten is popular for Hakata Tantanmen - an original twist on the spicy noodle dish from China. Instead of a clear chicken-based...
May 27, 2016
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May 16, 2016
There are food blogs, and “green smoothie” Instagram posts, and then there is “Cultivated Days”, a website which takes your breath away, such is its beauty and artistic quality. An...
Apr 7, 2016
Itoshima City has created a series of videos to introduce Japanese and foreigners alike to the people of Itoshima and the work they are doing - keeping traditions alive and forging...
Mar 2, 2016
For one voracious tour guide, the all-you-can-eat buffet was apparently not enough. Zhonghai Wang, a 48-year-old Chinese man residing in Higashi Ward, was arrested on Feb. 28 on ch...