Apr 21, 2016

Japan Post opens huge mall in Fukuoka

Japan Post Co. on Thursday opened a large commercial center in a prime location in Fukuoka in a bid to capitalize on a national tourism boom. The KITTE Hakata retail and restaurant facility is located on an old post office site in front of ...

Mar 25, 2016

Fukuoka plans bid for 2026 Asian Games

Fukuoka Prefecture is moving toward being the second prefecture to make a bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, an informed source said Thursday. Fukuoka’s bid will follow that of Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, which confirmed its intent in January. The Japanese Olympic ...

Jan 15, 2016

Cabinet OKs bid to add Fukuoka ancient sites to UNESCO heritage list

The Cabinet approved on Friday recommending a group of ancient monuments in Fukuoka Prefecture for inclusion in the UNESCO cultural heritage list next year. The government will now submit a written recommendation for the Munakata-Okinoshima monuments to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...

Fukuoka serves up world's first seedless sweet persimmons

Oct 23, 2015

Fukuoka serves up world's first seedless sweet persimmons

Consumer sales began recently of the world’s first seedless persimmons, a sweeter variety developed by Fukuoka Prefecture that producers hope will expand their sales channels at home and overseas. The Akiou (King of Autumn) is a nonastringent variety of persimmon with a bright orange ...