Hakata Jomonsan

(English) Hakata Jomonsan Market In Tenjin

(English) JR Fukuoka’s produce market is coming to the city for a day! On Nov. 30th, Fureai Hiroba outside the City Hall will be filled with stalls selling fresh local produce, including favorites like Amaou strawberries, and cosmetics and sweets using Amaou strawberries. Food stalls will be offering a variety of dishes only using local produce, including yakisoba, and tempura using Noko Island sweet potatoes. If you’re a Fukuoka foodie, it’s a must go event!

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Exchange forum

(English) Exchange Forum for Foreign Students

(English) On Nov. 30, there will be an international exchange forum for foreign students, held at ACROS Fukuoka. The discussion will be run by former exchange students, from China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Thailand. Discussions will be centered around what kind of global human resources will be needed by Japan in the future, and you are encouraged to bring your own questions and offer your opinion. Following the event, there will be a buffet held at ACROS Building’s Grand China.

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(English) Nilssen-Love & Vandermark

(English) Norwegian Jazz drummer maestro Paal Nilssen-Love plays Fukuoka with longtime duo partner, 2012 Chicagoan of the Year, Ken Vandermark (Saxaphone/Clarinet). Contemporary jazz does not get much better than this in regard to musicianship and intensity.

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5.handmade fair

(English) Handmade Miscellaneous Goods & Selected Goods Fair 2014

(English) Here’s an idea for the entire family on a winter day! At this exhibition you’ll find a wide array of handmade crafts, woodworks, antique goods and furniture at this two day event. There are workshops, drawing sessions, gourmet zone and a cafe.

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(English) Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship

(English) Top runners incl. Patrick Makau (Kenya) a former world record holder participate alongside Japan’s best and other international guest runners in the 68th edition. Two groups run through the south-west part of Fukuoka City heading east to the turning point in Kashii. Show your support!

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(English) Atago Shrine Fire Festival

(English) Atago Shrine’s biggest event of the year. Purify the body and ward off misfortune by completing a ritual that involves writing a wish on paper, throwing it onto a bonfire and walking barefoot across burning coals. With this festival the shrine enters into New Year period.

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lgbt 2014 web report 007

(English) Fukuoka’s First LGBT Rainbow Parade


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Hakata Eki 1

(English) Fukuoka Winter Illumination Guide 2014


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(English) Bakuon Movie Festival 2014 in Fukuoka

(English) The concept of this festival is simple: the films are played loud, and chosen because they sound good (“bakuon” means “explosive sound”). It began with one producer’s curiosity; what will happen if you watch a movie with a great soundtrack, very, very loud? Here’s your chance to find out! See popular movies chosen for their outstanding music and audio with the volume turned way up! This year 15 films, including Stop Making Sense, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Blue Velvet and The Shining are just a few. Not for the faint of heart!

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Daimyo Party

(English) Daimyo Winter Party 2014

(English) Ampoules is back with a pre-holiday bash in Daimyo, featuring DJ SamTroy on the second floor dance zone. Meanwhile on the first floor Heineken girls and Ampoules’s staff serve drinks, shots, and tasty kebabs. Eat, drink, chat and dance with old and new friends in Daimyo!

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