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Nucon: Nulab 10th Anniversary Event

Thanks to the support and cooperation it received, the Fukuoka-based software tools developer Nulab is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. For this occasion, they decided to hold an event: Nucon. It will feature seminars with Nulab staff who now work in several cities around the world, the “Nulab Night” party with food and drinks, as well as a live band performance by Nulab staff. Nulab will also make a “special” announcement.

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CNN Report on Fukuoka

Last month a CNN television crew visited Fukuoka for the network’s first-ever report on our city. It was for a special edition of the their flagship travel show, “CNNgo” which airs in over 200 countries with many millions of viewers. The 24-minute report is titled CNNGO JAPAN FOOD SPECIAL and was shot in Tokyo, Kobe [...]

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Contemporary Dance Performance in Hakata: “A Carrot Thrust into Bobbed Hair”

Tending towards the avant-garde, Masakichi is a contemporary dancer and choreographer based in Fukuoka. A lover of carrots and bob haircuts, she pursues a jarring aesthetic of the sweet and striking – defining her distinctive dance as “petite-traumatic-cute.”

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Japanese Flute & Biwa Performance

From times immemorial, Shinobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute), Noh flute and Biwa. The superb tonal color of their sound will resonate in your heart and take you to the world of Wa (Ancient Japan). These talented artists have been performing around the world, and have been involved in many projects, including the movie “Ran” from acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa, in which Hiroyuki Koinuma performed flute.

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Creative Community 2014

Everyone already knows Fukuoka is a fun place to live, and one reason is because of all the creative people who live here. It’s time to introduce some of those people and to have a party! On Saturday, Nov. 8, Fukuoka Now and JR Hakata City proudly present “Creative Community 2014 – and you and your friends are invited! Tickets are just ¥1,500 and if you buy in advance, 1 free drink is included!

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Free Planetarium At Canal City

A 9m diameter dome planetarium will be erected on the Sun Plaza stage inside Canal City Hakata. Inside the latest projector technology from Konica Minolta will reproduce a breathtaking starry sky, along with a stereophonic sound.

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Fukuoka Camping Car & Outdoor Show 2014

Enjoy a display of the wonders of outdoor lifestyle. Many outdoor goods, apparel as well as the latests RVs (about 120!) will be on display.

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Thai Movie Festival in Ciné-là

A rare opportunity to see great Thai movies in Ciné-là this October. Fourteen Indian movies will be screened, including “Seasons Change”, “October Sonata” and “Fun, Bar, Karaoke”. Japanese and English subtitles for most movies. Check Ciné-là website for details.

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Porta Chiusa : Cie Cadmium

Porta Chiusa / Cie Cadmium

A night of contemporary experimental music and performance from Switzerland! Clarinet trio Porta Chiusa and Noise/Dance duo Cie Cadmium share the bill at local art space tetra. Also performing will be local experimental music veterans Jyurin.

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Berthling / Nilssen-Love / Sakata Trio Fukuoka Live

Legendary Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata is touring Japan with a new trio comprised of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and Bassist Johan Berthling. They have a new album called Arashi and will be performing in Fukuoka at New Combo. This will be a very rare opportunity for local audiences to see this powerhouse jazz trio live on [...]

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