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(English) Mouton Cadet Wine Event at Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk

(English) 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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(English) Interview – Mayor Soichiro Takashima: Four More Years

(English) On November 16, 2014, Fukuoka’s young, charismatic Mayor was re-elected for a second term. The Mayor, who places priority on clear and open communication, graciously granted Fukuoka Now’s Publisher, Nick Szasz, some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his plans for the next four years.

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(English) Ikkokudo Kiyokawa

(English) 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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(English) Ardit Como

(English) 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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“创业特区”创造福冈的未来

福冈市于2014年3月被选为“国家战略特区”之一。“国家战略特区”旨在指定地区,推动放宽限制,从而发展具有国际竞争力的产业。本次全国6个地区被指定为“国家战略特区”,从应募总数197个地区当中被选上,由此可见,人们对福冈的期待很大。

福冈市打出的旗帜是“创业特区”。如果开设新公司,创出新服务,就会产生相应的雇用需求,扩大市场。因此,放宽限制,以便容易开办新公司和新事业,这就是“创业特区”。本来,福冈市已经宣布“Startup城市福冈”,并从很早就开始支援创业。充分利用特区制度,可进一步加强支援。

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(English) Nagahama Fish Market Citizen’s Day – Report

(English) 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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(English) FREE! 30 things to do in Fukuoka!

(English) 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

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

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(English) Hirao ‘Tekuteku’ Market

(English) 29 restaurants, beauty salons and boutiques in the Hirao 1-chome area will offer special discounts and services on Feb. 8 (Sun.) as part of a campaign to promote the area. The campaign is organized by the manager of “Ngon Ngon”, a Vietnamese restaurant in Hirao. Check out some tasty deals and explore this hidden gourmet suburb!

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(English) World Hobby Fair

(English) One of Japan’s biggest video game and hobby fairs comes to Fukuoka! Companies including Korokoro Comic, Ciao and Shonen Sunday show off their latest creations, with big name game companies like Nintendo bringing popular series like Pokemon and Super Mario’s latest games. For more details on exclusive pre-sales and deals, check out their website!

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