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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.


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