Fukuoka

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the Tomiyama Kei Award in the 4th Seiyuu Awards for her news hook in the year 2009. In the year 2010, she had also participated in 61st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen singing "Phantom Minds", the single which had topped Oricon Charts. Plot In a villiage in Kyushu, both miners and other civilians alike are mysteriously slaughtered one by one within the local Mine. Eventually, a species of giant prehistoric insects (Meganulon) is confirmed to be responsible for the murders and appear


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1979.) * 1929: Flights commence along the Fukuoka-Osaka-Tokyo route. * 1945: Saturation bombing of Japanese cities commences on Honshu, with Fukuoka also one of the targets. * 1947: First Fukuoka Marathon. * 1951: Fukuoka airport opens. * 1953: Fukuoka Zoo (Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden) opens. * 1975: The city absorbed the town of Sawara (Sawara, Fukuoka). * 1981: Subway commences service. * 1988: Osaka's pro baseball team, the Nankai Hawks, are moved to Fukuoka

and renamed the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. (Renamed the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in 2004). * 1989: Asian-Pacific Exposition is held. History 21st century * 2005: Fukuoka subway Nanakuma Line started operations. Geography Fukuoka is bordered on three sides by mountains and opens, on the north, to the Sea of Genkai. It is located from Tokyo

by Fukuoka Airport, the Sanyō Shinkansen and the Kyushu Shinkansen high-speed rail line and other JR Kyushu (Kyushu Railway Company) trains at Hakata Station and by ferry. JR Kyushu and a Korean company operate hydrofoil ferries (named ''Beetle (Beetle (JR Kyushu))'' and ''Kobee'') between Hakata and Busan, South Korea. The city has three subway (Fukuoka City Subway) lines, and the newest one, Subway Nanakuma Line, opened on February 2, 2005. A private


vocals singing

, Japan Instruments Singing (Vocals) , is a popular Japanese (Japanese people) singer-songwriter and voice actress (Seiyū), affiliated with the talent agency I'm Enterprise. Affectionately called '''''Yukarin''''' by her fans, she is also known for her high-pitched voice and interest in Lolita fashion. She made her debut as a voice actress in 1997, releasing her


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Fukuoka Now magazine is a great start. *Hakata-Dontaku(博多どんたく)This is a traditional festival. It is held on March,We can see traditional dance. "Dontaku" means "Sunday" in Dutch. People enjoy this festival. *The area is famous for 2 local annual festivals, the '''Dontaku''' (May 3–4) and the '''Yamakasa''' (July 1–15), both of which are some of Japan's oldest festivals and draw huge crowds.. * For a view of the bay, check out the Bayside Place Hakata Pier:a marine terminal for the regular service ferries for Tsushima Island and Hakata Bay cruise boats. The terminal building has a 8 m tall "Aquarium," with 6,000 fish. The Hakata Port Tower has an observatory 70 m above the ground, allowing for a great view of the port and the streets of Fukuoka. * Rent bikes and tour about the city. There are a handful of shops that have reasonable prices. The cities best treasures are discovered while following any of the many paths or sidewalks. One webpage does advise of a rental facility near the piers, this is false as they have ceased renting bikes as of May 2011. * In the summer, many of the department stores have beer gardens on their roofs, with buffet style courses and all you can drink for about 2 hours. If you have a bit of cash (around ¥3500) it's a nice way to spend a hot summer evening. * The park behind Solaria Plaza, Kego Koen, is a great place to go to experience Tenjin's youth culture and do some people watching. Don't be surprised if some of these kids try to approach you for a bit of random conversation. * If you haven't tried karaoke yet, why not try it now? There are many karaoke places to choose from, some with costumes you can borrow (just don't try to take them home). If you just want to go for a couple of hours, most places will charge by the hour; morning and afternoon hours being the cheapest. If you want to make a night of it, from 23:00, most have free time systems which mean nomihodai (all you can drink) and all you can sing for about ¥2,500, until 05:00. *Get out of the city. Although Fukuoka doesn't seem like the premier beach destination city, there are quite a few beautiful beaches in and around Fukuoka city. Most are an easy train ride away. While surfing isn't very good during the summer, a few waves can be caught around Mitoma (take the subway to Kaizuka Stn, then transfer to the Nishitetsu Miyajidake line to Mitoma Stn. Takes about 20 min or so. From the station, it's a 10 minute walk to the beach. West of the city, Nijinohama and Futamigaura, are supposed to have nice waves. To get to Nijinohama, you'll need a car. Also, Shikanoshima, which has pristine beaches, is a easy 30 min ferry ride. :*Drive to Maebaru IC, head in the Shima(志摩) direction along Kendo 12. Go straight at the intersection in front of Shima town office and turn left at Nogita intersection in front of 7-''Eleven''. 50 min from Tenjin. To get to Futamigaura, take a SHOWA bus for Tani from JR Chikuzen Maebaru (so first take a subway to Chikuzen Maebaru if you are in Tenjin or Hakata). Get off the bus at Imuta (around 30 min). About a 15 min walk to the beach. * Check out Club Olympus Fitness Centre & Spa for some recreation or a massage. Equipped with a health and fitness club and relaxation lounges for men and women. * Commons:Category:Fukuoka, Fukuoka


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Gavin Young year 1988 publisher Hutchinson isbn 978-0-09-173724-5 page 117 Between 1962 and 1967, the airline recorded double digit growth on average every year and the world's first to operate international services to Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka in Japan. Eighteen years after the airline was founded, it carried its one millionth passenger and acquired its first jet engine aircraft Convair 880 in 1964. ref name Horizon>


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its design expertise and more recently has completed a string of critically acclaimed urban mixed-use, sustainable developments, including: Namba Parks in Osaka, Japan, recently awarded the Urban Land Institute Awards of Excellence: Asia Pacific, 2009; Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan; Kanyon in Istanbul, Turkey; and Zlote Tarasy in Warsaw, Poland; along with multiple high profile projects currently in the design and planning stages. The 2011


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multiple award-winning commercial developments around the globe. Jerde has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm with offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Amsterdam, and Dubai. The firm is sought after for its ability to create destinations and memorable experiences for people that attract millions of visitors through its innovative design and planning approach. To date, nearly 1 billion people visit Jerde-designed places each year. Jon is also a graduate of the USC School


game music

and career Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Shiro Hamaguchi graduated with a music degree from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he befriended fellow video game musician Masashi Hamauzu. After graduation, he was hired as a department project manager at Victor Entertainment from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, he joined the anime and video game music production company Imagine, where he worked alongside famed composers Hayato Matsuo, Kohei Tanaka (composer) Kohei Tanaka


educational events

, Kyoto and Nara. Based on the concept "understand Japanese culture from the point of Asian view", they don't only exhibit but also preserve and investigate cultural assets, then prepare a variety of educational events to keep the museum fresh. The museum generally has interesting temporary exhibits, so check the website. Do thumb Yamakasa participants carry one of the participating floats (File:Hakata gion yamakasa 2005 01.jpg) *


volcanic events

, where the Fukuoka FIR (Flight information region) is fixed. Along with this establishment, the JMA placed the Air Traffic Meteorology Center (ATMetC) inside the ATMC. The agency set up four Volcanic Observations and Information Centers within DMOs in Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo and Fukuoka. They are monitoring volcanic events on 110 active volcanos in Japan and 47 of these volcanos selected by the Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruption are under

Fukuoka

is the capital city (Cities of Japan) of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan.

Ranked 12th of the world's most livable cities in the global affairs and lifestyle magazine ''Monocle (Monocle (lifestyle magazine))'' in 2013, Fukuoka was praised for its green spaces in a metropolitan setting. Quality of Life Survey 2013 - Monocle Film Affairs It is the most populous city in Kyushu, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972, by government ordinance (City designated by government ordinance). , with 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka–Kitakyushu zone as well as Northern Kyushu.

As of July 2011, Fukuoka is Japan's 6th largest city, having passed the population of Kyoto. This marks the first time that a city west of the Kinki region has a larger population than Kyoto since the founding of Kyoto in 794. In ancient times, however, the area near Fukuoka, the Chikushi region, was thought by some historians to have possibly been even more influential than the Yamato (Yamato Province) region.

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