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FUKUOKA (Kyodo) A Web site run by the Fukuoka Prefectural Government showcasing music, comics, fashion and other artifacts of pop culture from Japan and Asia is drawing attention as it goes multilingual and expands in scope.

Asianbeat.com is published in Japanese and four other languages. A rare cultural foray by a local government, the site has had visitors from at least 150 countries, according to prefectural officials.

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