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Fukuoka City Bulletin May 2015

Selected news topics by Fukuoka Now from Fukuoka’s Shisei Dayori.

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Rob Kolinofsky

This month’s edition of In Fukuoka catches up with Rob Kolinofsky, originally from New Jersey, USA but now based in Fukuoka’s “Kanbei Udon” making udon noodles. Widely considered the most important step of any good udon dish, Rob has spent seven and a half years perfecting his art, and is a rarity in Japan as one of the few foreigners who have mastered the skill…

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Dean and DeLuca Opens in Fukuoka

Foodies of Fukuoka, prepare to get very excited. Dean and DeLuca are opening their largest Asian store right here in Fukuoka, and the doors open this Saturday, April 25! Fukuoka Now was invited to their exclusive pre-opening event, and that is not the kind of offer you refuse. The line was daunting when we first [...]

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ELLE Cafe Hakata Hankyu – Cold Press Juice in Fukuoka!

Elle Cafe Hakata Hankyu re-opened their cafe with a new menu and a new concept of “Healthy and Beauty – Be Beautiful with Food”. The change which is attracting the most attention is addition of Cold Press Juice (cold pressed vegetables and fruit at low temperatures to avoid to losing enzyme and nutrients). All of [...]

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Dontaku Cosplay Parade 2015

Calling all otaku and fancy dress fanatics! The catchily named “Cosplay Dontaku parade 2015 with Anime Song Dance Party NEXT” will be hitting Suzaki Park on May 4th. This anime-orientated blowout, organized by “Fukuoka Anime Event Project” and NPO “Moshimo BOX”, aims to promote cosplay and otaku culture in Fukuoka. This means a colourful cosplay [...]

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Fukuoka Museum Week 2015

To commemorate International Museum Day on May 18, 13 museums in Fukuoka work together to hold Fukuoka Museum Week for 9 days. Not only the free admission fee for permanent exhibitions at several museums will be offered, a lot of interesting events will be held at each museum. It is a great opportunity to make [...]

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Ice Cream Fiesta 2015

May 9 is national Ice Cream Day! Major ice cream makers including Glico, Lotte, Morinaga, Meito, Meiji and Haagen Dazs will participate in an events at Mitsukoshi Lion Hiroba. Free ice-cream giveaways and lucky draws for packages of ice cream who like the Japan Ice-cream Society’s Facebook page. • 5/9 (Sat.) 11:00~ • Mitsukoshi Lion [...]

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9th Fukuoka Theater Festival

Theatrical companies and actors from Fukuoka and across Japan will perform seven productions over the course of this energetic and diverse festival. See a wide range of stage performances including “Toge (thorn)” whose director was awarded the prize in the Young Director Contest 2014 and Okazaki Art Theatre’s new title “+51 Aviacion, San Borja” which has English subtitles (5/10 only). Performances will take place at three of Fukuoka’s theaters: Nishitetsu Hall, IMS Hall, and Pon Plaza Hall. Check individual venue websites for programme details.

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Fukuoka International Women’s Tennis 2015

This tournament attracts about 60 players from the world’s top 200 rankings to compete in singles and doubles. Watch qualifying rounds for free (5/3~4), or buy a 6-day pass including the main tournament (5/5~10). Kid’s camp, Junior & Senior Cup, and seminar with by Minoru Ueda too.

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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks – May

Enjoy special family entertainment May 4~6, then on May 9 all female ticket holders get a free pink Hawks’ shirt! From May 29~ enjoy interleague matches. 5/4~6 (vs. Marines); 5/8~10 (vs. Eagles); 5/15~17 (vs. Lions), 5/20~21 (vs. Buffaloes); 5/29~31 (vs. Swallows).

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