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Fukuoka, a city of 1.57 million people with some 2,000 years of history, is a vibrant place with many young people. In contrast to the declines in population seen in many cities nationwide, Fukuoka is growing at a rate surpassing even that of Tokyo. It is also known as one of Japan's best cities for food, and ...
The police in the Japanese city of Fukuoka has received 22 new Nissan Leaf vehicles and converted them to patrol vehicles. They will not be used to chase down criminals, however, but will be used for “support tasks”. One does not have to be a rocket scientists to figure out that the Nissan Leaf, with its 144 ...

According to a group representing people with impaired hearing in Fukuoka Prefecture who interviewed the couple, the 82-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife believe they are among the victims of the law as they were deprived of the chance to have children. The law, in force from 1948 until 1996, ...
Fukuoka Shipbuilding's announcement that it has taken over Usuki Shipbuilding consolidates stainless-steel chemical shipbuilding in Japan. The Kyushu-based builder said it had acquired more than 90% of shares in its near neighbour Usuki this week.
FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police last week sent a 48-year-old a man to prosecutors on suspicion of running an unlicensed lodging business that he used to take illicit films of guests, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Apr. 4). Between August of 2016 and June of last year, the man, an executive in ...
FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested the boss of a criminal syndicate after his pit bull bit an officer during a search of the gang's office in Kurume City earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 5). At around 10:30 a.m. on February 27, the dog, which belongs to Eiji Koyanagi, ...

Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima handed the first official partnership certificate to a couple at City Hall. “We've already spent our lives together as a family but we're happy (to be recognized) because we feel like we received congratulations from society,” said Anri Ishizaki, a 33-year-old representative of ...
... as one to recover trust,” it said. The passengers were taken to a terminal building some 90 minutes after the incident. “I didn't feel a big impact. I couldn't see what was going on outside so I felt uneasy about having to wait inside the plane,” a fatigued 62-year-old man said at a packed Fukuoka Airport after ...
A punctured tire on a passenger plane caused the temporary closure of a runway at a southwestern Japan airport on Saturday morning. The runway was reopened about 2-and-a-half hours later. Officials at Fukuoka Airport say no one was injured in the incident. The Peach Aviation aircraft was carrying 165 ...
By the time the train had reached Toyohashi, the temperature difference was even more extreme, with the temperature nearing 40 degrees Celsius. There are no infrared sensors along the 800 kilometers of track from Toyohashi to JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka, so no further temperature information exists.
Rizin FF Adds Diego Nunes-Yusuke Yachi, Ante Delija-Ricardo Prasel Bouts to May 6 Fukuoka Card. By Jordan Breen Mar 8, 2018. Yusuke Yachi (red trunks) vs. Takeshi Inoue. Credit: Dean Marchand. Yusuke Yachi. Credit: Dean Marchand. Yusuke Yachi (red trunks) vs. Takeshi Inoue. Credit: Dean Marchand. Yusuke ...
FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 12 male and female Korean nationals over the alleged smuggling of 36 kilograms of gold from Korea, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Mar. 7). On February 1, seven of the suspects concealed 36 gold bars, each weighing 1 ...
Bishops in Japan have decided to once again divide the two-campus national Japan Catholic Seminary into two seminaries, reversing the merger between Tokyo and Fukuoka that took place in 2009. At the Feb. 19-22 ordinary plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan (CBCJ), ...
FUKUOKA – There's a moment in the original “Point Break” — Kathryn Bigelow's epic ode to adrenaline — when Johnny Utah (played by a pre-Matrix Keanu Reeves) goes to rent his first surfboard. At the surf shop, he's greeted with contempt by a 15-year-old who tells him: “Hey, man, a lot of guys your age ...
FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a man who while intoxicated stabbed a doctor at a hospital in Fukuoka City on Friday, reports the Nikkei Shimbun (Feb. 23). At around 4:00 p.m., Shinya Takami, at patient at the orthopedic hospital in Minami Ward, used a kitchen knife to stab the ...
When our “megaship” docked at the port of Fukuoka, on the island of Kyushu, which is at the southwestern tip of Japan, two memorable events came to mind. Both happened when I was still working for an international airline. My first visit to Japan was when I was still in college. I made a stopover in Tokyo ...
FUKUOKA – Gangsters seeking to leave organized crime groups — but who are in dire financial straits — could soon get free accommodation and help with transportation costs in Fukuoka Prefecture under a unique program aimed at promoting integration back into society and in turn weakening the ...

FUKUOKA – The city of Fukuoka said Wednesday it will start recognizing partnerships of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples in April, becoming the seventh municipality to do so despite the absence of such a system at the national level. Under the new plan, the city will issue papers ...
TOKYO, JAPAN: The Nepali community residing in Japan that has been working to promote tourism by disseminating about Nepali art, culture and heritages, held a publicity campaign at Fukuoka of Japan. The campaign that was limited to Tokyo only has now been taken outside the capital of Japan.
Japanese Indian-ink artist Yuki Nishimoto has been internationally acclaimed for his bold yet sensitive style of brushwork and illustration. Best-known for ink paintings and live performances, he depicts dynamic subjects — from the historical and mythical, such as samurai and dragons, to contemporary ...
KURUME, Fukuoka Prefecture--Parishioners wearing loincloths received a bit of warmth by hauling six humongous torches around Daizenji Tamataregu shrine during the Oniyo (demon night) festival here on Jan. 7. The event is one of three major fire festivals in Japan and is designated as an important ...
Based in Fukuoka, Japan this international competition was set up in 2009 to promote Ruby, raise public awareness of the growing software industry in Fukuoka, and expand the use of Ruby to new regions and industries around the world. Eligible projects include systems, business models, or activities that ...
Tonkotsu ramen was invented in 1937 by noodle-shop operator Tokio Miyamoto and was initially eaten by fish-market workers in Fukuoka as fast food. Two decades later, Momofuku Ando invented the instant ramen noodles beloved by college students. The global retail value of instant noodles rose 11 ...
Tonkotsu ramen was invented in 1937 by noodle-shop operator Tokio Miyamoto and was initially eaten by fish-market workers in Fukuoka as fast food. Two decades later, Momofuku Ando invented the instant ramen noodles beloved by college students. The global retail value of instant noodles rose 11 ...
art and technology collaborative teamlab presents a multi-part installation at the fukuoka castle ruins in japan. the team was inspired by the historic stone walls which characterize the fukuoka castle, the largest castle in kyushu. the beautiful four layers of stone walls make the vast site a magnificent national ...
But Gaggan himself is moving on to Fukuoka, the largest city on Japan's island of Kyushu. On Aug. 21, 2021, he is scheduled to open a 10-seat restaurant called GohGan with a renowned Japanese chef Takeshi Goh Fukuyama. "I just love Japan," Gaggan said in a recent interview at his Bangkok restaurant ...
They include popular eateries based in Hokkaido, Tokyo and elsewhere, and locally based establishments that serve “tonkotsu ramen,” a specialty dish of Fukuoka that comes in a sturdy pork bone broth. Ramen Kassoro, which also houses a tea shop offering sweets, is a passage designed to look like a ...
Fukuoka, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Stephen Kiprotich capped his year with another second place marathon finish in Fukuoka. He has run only two marathons this year. Japan is turning out to be a favourite running venue for the 28-year-old Kiprotich, as he set his second best time of 2:07:10 in ...
Yoshitake Yokokura was a toddler when his father, Kokichi, opened a small clinic in Takata, Fukuoka Prefecture, immediately after World War II. The village with a population of some 10,000 had no doctor until his father, a former military physician, and his wife, Keiko, set up the clinic. Yokokura, now ...
FUKUOKA--The ruins of Fukuoka Castle, a feudal-era fortress that was torn down after the Meiji Restoration, has been transformed into a nighttime extravaganza through Jan. 28, courtesy of a light festival. Tokyo-based digital art group teamLab Inc. projects images on trees, stone walls and other aspects of ...
FUKUOKA--A remarkably preserved 1,900-year-old bronze mirror made in China around the early second century was unearthed whole at an archaeological site here, city authorities said. The buried cultural properties division of the Fukuoka city government said Dec. 5 that the mirror from the late Yayoi ...
17, the committee heard from the doctor at a Fukuoka city hospital who wrote the initial medical certificate submitted by Takanoiwa's stable.
Tax breaks, relaxed visa restrictions and convenient international travel are making Fukuoka property highly sought-after by foreign investors.
Mention Fukuoka and travellers to Japan are not sure if they should pay the city a visit. Compared to metropolitan Tokyo, enchanting Kyoto and ...
KITAKYUSHU, Japan (Kyodo) -- A man who barricaded himself inside his home on Wednesday after shooting his pet dog was found dead ...
KITAKYUSHU – A man who barricaded himself inside his home on Wednesday after shooting his pet dog was found dead when a police team ...
The Japan Marvelous Drummers perform at the Fukuoka-Yangon Festival 2017 in Yangon on Friday. Nyan Zay Htet/The Myanmar Times.
Mr Tuitubou said the Fukuoka Prefecture Assembly usually sponsored the Organisation for Industrial Spiritual and Cultural Advancement ...
YANGON – As Yangon marks the first anniversary of its sister city relationship with the city of Fukuoka, Myanmar's commercial capital is eager ...
KAMPALA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Top Ugandan athlete and 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Stephen Kiprotich is all set for the 2017 Fukuoka ...
FUKUOKA – Seven men were arrested Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the April theft of some Â¥380 million ($3.3 million) in cash in ...
"The discovery is heart-breaking, especially as the lamp is from the original Fukuoka Friendship Garden built in Auckland Zoo, which was gifted ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Fukuoka on Friday to console people affected by torrential rain that hit the southwestern Japan ...
A male passerby died after scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in the city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, around 4:50 p.m. and police ...
FUKUOKA – A 44-year-old man held for alleged shoplifting at a shopping mall snatched a gun from a police officer during questioning and fired ...
Shares of Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:8354) last traded at 544, representing a move of -0.37%, or -2 per share, on volume of 557,000 ...
FUKUOKA – The Fukuoka Prefectural Police have filed charges against a man in his 30s from Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, who allegedly ...
FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police have sent a male fan of all-girl pop group AKB48 to prosecutors for the alleged dumping of nearly ...
RIZIN marches onward as the Japanese promotion provides a more subdued offering this weekend, favoring more compelling and relevant ...
Photo/Illutration A gigantic chair has been set up in the middle of agricultural fields at the foot of mountains in Buzen, Fukuoka Prefecture.


 

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