(English) Comedy Fukuoka February


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(English) Chrome Hill

(English) Chrome Hill is a Norwegian Jazz/Rock quartet who will be playing Fukuoka’s New Combo as part as their 2015 tour of Japan. Expect the unexpected as they blur the lines between jazz and rock genres by way of masterful musicianship…

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(English) Bastard Noise in Fukuoka

(English) U.S. sound artist/ bassist/noise musician Eric Wood (AKA Bastard Noise) will perform in Fukuoka on April 11th as part of his Japan Tour. A native of California, Wood is an internationally respected figure in the hardcore punk and dark ambient noise genres…

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(English) St Patrick’s Day 2015 in Fukuoka

(English) March 17th is fast approaching and that means one thing folks – it’s time to get your party hats on! Even for those who don’t have the good fortune to hail from the Emerald Isle, the Irish national holiday is, as the slogan goes, “a lovely day for a Guinness” (or ten) and a good excuse to celebrate the advent of spring. So don some green (or risk being pinched) and hit the town!…

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(English) Ganso Hakata Mentaiju

(English) Look around Fukuoka and you’ll find loads of souvenir shops that sell mentaiko (spicy pollock roe), but there’s only one restaurant that specializes in mentaiko dishes: Ganso Hakata Mentaiju. Step into the unique wooden box-like building, then get cozy in a private room or choose a seasonally-themed table or counter seat…

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(English) Located at the far end of Tenjin on Showa-dori Ave, the Akarenga Cultural Center is a western style red brick building with granite embellishments and a copper roof. Built in 1909 to house the Kyushu branch of the Nippon Life Insurance Company, this historic structure has since been designated by the national government as an Important Cultural Property. The building, which previously served as a history museum, was reborn as the Akarenga Cultural Center in 1994 after the Fukuoka City Museum opened…

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Fukuoka City Bulletin March 2015

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

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(English) Zen Buddhism Classes for Beginners


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(English) St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fukuoka

(English) On St. Patrick’s Day, parades are held in Ireland and all over the world around May 17. Last year, Fukuoka had its first parade at Shintencho. Wear something green, the Irish color, and march through the shopping arcade. Soak up Irish culture with music and dance.

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(English) New Season! Hawks vs. Marines

(English) The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, winners of 2014 League & Japan Series, play their first game of this season. With new manager Kudo and pitcher Matsuzaka (former Major League player) consecutive wins are expected. Audiences at the opening ceremony receive a champion ring (replica) as a gift.

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