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All-You-Can-Eat Peking Duck

For the 45th anniversary of Nishitetsu Grand Hotel, Tou-Lin, the Chinese restaurant on floor B1F, is offering a special course menu with all-you-can-eat Peking duck. The well-baked duck is offered with two types of original sauce.

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Internship at Fukuoka Now

Taking that leap from being a lazy sloth of an university student who works when she pleases, if she pleases, to an organised, hard-working intern working nine hours a day can be a terrifying transition. Despite my grim expectations of the working world, my time at Fukuoka Now was awesome. I had fun, met new [...]

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Mouton Cadet Wine Event at Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk

Mouton Cadet is considered Bordeaux’s most loved wine, created by Château Mouton Rothschild. It is produced through the assembly of a variety of grapes, from several Bordeaux region appellations.

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Interview – Mayor Soichiro Takashima: Four More Years

On November 16, 2014, Fukuoka’s young and charismatic Mayor was re-elected for a second term. The Mayor, who places priority on clear and open communication sat down with Fukuoka Now’s publisher Nick Szasz to talk about his plans for the next four years.

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Ikkokudo Kiyokawa

Not far from Yanagibashi Market, Ikkokudo opened in August 2001. Owner Kazuki Fukunaga was born and raised in the area and began his culinary career at 16, working in the kitchen of the now-shuttered Tarafukumanma. For the past 14 years, he has pleased the palates of customers with his dedication to preparation.

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Ardit Como

Just a few months since moving to Fukuoka with his family from Albania, Ardit is already spreading infectious smiles on the faces of locals. Juggling a busy schedule as a certified balloon artist, face painter, and full-time father, he’s a busy man! Ardit began ballooning and face painting as volunteer for Millennial Hope, a humanitarian organization which provides educational support for children in rural areas of Albania. At the same time he was completing a degree in economics, but the rewards of the volunteer work were so meaningful, he ditched a career in economics to become a professional artist.

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Creating Fukuoka’s Future

In March 2014, Fukuoka was selected as one of the Japanese government’s National Strategic Special Zones. The purpose of the zones is to foster competitive industries in certain regions by promoting bold deregulation. Fukuoka was one of only six regions selected from among 197 applicants—evidence of the national governments’ high hopes for the region…

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Nagahama Fish Market Citizen’s Day – Report

Every half-decent guidebook of Japan introduces going to the fish market as a must-do. Why? To find out, Fukuoka Now checked out a recent public day at the city’s central wholesale market.

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FREE! 30 things to do in Fukuoka!

Exploring an exciting town like Fukuoka, packed with historical landmarks, great shopping and plenty of places to dine, you can easily slaughter your wallet in a single day. But the best things in life are free! So we’ve listed up 30 things to enjoy for FREE. Here’s the the first seven – go online for details and more!

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Fukuoka City Bulletin February 2015

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

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