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What’s Happening Now Fukuoka & Japan in April 2019

Japan, U.S. struggle to find crashed stealth fighter jet and its 'secrets' – Nationwide One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, U.S. and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the wreckage and protect its valuable "secrets." The Japanese je... READ MORE

Golden Week in Japan

Words that elicit varying amounts of joy and horror depending on your work-life balance, Golden Week is one of the busiest times to travel in Japan. While this may sound great for a second, what it actually means is crowds, rocketing ticket prices and even more crowds. If you don’t fancy paying t... READ MORE

Shintoism: A Great Influence on the Japanese Culture

It’s not always that we touch on religious subjects, but felt like there is a need to, since this particular region has quite a big influence on the Japanese culture and tradition. This particular religion that we are going to talk about is Shintoism. I am pretty sure that you have heard of it. I mi... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in March 2019

Record 2.73 mil foreign residents registered living in Japan in 2018 – Nationwide A record 2,731,093 foreigners were registered living in Japan at the end of 2018, up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, bolstered by a rising number of students and technical trainees, the Justice Ministry says. The gov... READ MORE

Tools & Tips to Master Kanji

The Fastest Way to Learn the Kanji Kanji! Its endless curves, the way they combine to make words, make meaning of concepts in forms I’d not thought before, the way writing can be a visual art, the incredible depth and history. I hate them. They are like the most beautiful, fascinating, insufferable... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in February 2019

Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year – Nara The number of people who were injured in deer-related incidents in Nara Park was 209 in the past month, already a record high. Nara prefectural authorities are urging people to be careful when feeding deer with rice crackers... READ MORE

The Significance of Setsubun

Changing of the Seasons The festival of Setsubun—when people throw soybeans at demons—follows closely on the heels of New Year’s. The word setsubun means “changing of the seasons,” so there are actually four setsubun a year on the day before each new season begins. But because of the importance of ... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in January 2019

Japan to recommend southwest islands for UNESCO listing again – Tokyo Japan's cabinet on Tuesday approved recommending again by Feb. 1 a chain of southwestern islands as a candidate for UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2020, after withdrawing the initial bid on the U.N. body's advice to conduct a fu... READ MORE

Experience the City of Fukuoka!

When asked about travelling to Japan most people I know would mention either Tokyo or Kyoto. It would certainly be an exciting trip for those who want to jump in and have a taste of the crazy modern lifestyle in the country’s largest metropolis, or a soul-soothing experience watching the sunset over... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in December 2018

More foreigners see typical country life in Japan through farm stays – Nationwide An increasing number of foreign visitors are taking part in farm-stay programs in Japan to get a taste of typical country life in areas without any particular sightseeing spots. The popularity of stays in traditional ... READ MORE

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