Fukuoka

Beautiful forest in southern Japan will spirit you away to another world

People find themselves asking “Is this really in Japan?!” It is, and you should go see it for yourself!

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Former police drug investigator arrested for drug possession, claims he didn’t know it was drugs

It was a good thing the suspect had decided to become a cop, because he doesn’t seem to be a very good criminal.

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Hey Canada and America, Munenori Kawasaki wants to remind you he loves you

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to be a fan of arguably Japan’s greatest export to the sport.

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Tokyo ranked as most livable city in the world in annual survey

Two other Japanese cities join the capital in top 25 of international quality of life ranking.

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Over 19,000 Azuki Bars for free on 1 July at select locations across Japan

Azuki Bar Day is celebrated on 1 July and the makers of the tasty frozen snack sure know how to celebrate!

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Alien Ramen: In space no one can hear you complain…

Despite its name, Alien Ramen is based on a very regional delicacy…but it is green.

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Magical, Hogwarts-inspired interior makes this inn a must-stay for your next Japan trip

The Expected Inn is really quite unexpected!

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Fukuoka man arrested for threatening to kill schoolgirls who wear socks

Suspect in his forties claims he wanted to bring back the “good old days.”

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Two men stab themselves to get out of going to work in separate incidents

When calling in sick just won’t do, a couple men took ditching work to a whole new level.

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7-Eleven that survived Fukuoka road collapse becomes mecca for Japanese students

This “unsinkable convenience store” has become a source of inspiration for exam-takers all over and business couldn’t be better as a result.

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26 scenes from one of the liveliest Coming of Age Day celebrations in Japan 【Photos】

For some young adults in Japan, Coming of Age Day is a somewhat solemn or drab affair, but in Kita-Kyushu it is anything but.

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Fukuoka amusement park draws anger for skating atop 5,000 sea creatures frozen in ice

SpaceWorld’s “Aquarium of Ice” has been under fire by animal rights supporters for their unique attraction. But is it really all that it seems?

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Fukuoka City aims to resume traffic at site of road collapse less than a week after accident

Following days of around-the-clock work by construction workers, all eyes are on the city again following reports that the road will be fit to drive on by today.

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Fukuoka town builds enormous Godzilla replica out of… straw?

After hearing about it last week, you bet we went to check out Japan’s gigantic straw Godzilla for ourselves, and it’s way more imposing than we’d anticipated.

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UPDATE: Situation remains serious at scene of road collapse in Fukuoka

Our Japanese correspondent in Fukuoka brings us the latest images from the scene of the road collapse that occurred on the island of Kyushu.

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People evacuated as major road caves in outside station in Japan

Dramatic photos show the extent of the damage that occurred in the early hours of this morning.

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Gigantic straw Godzilla sculpture appears in Japan – establishes itself as King of Straw-nsters 【Pics】

Hay! Godzilla! Aren’t you a little far from home out here in the field?

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Fear and murder plague Western Japan golf courses over a checkbox on application forms

A handful of golf courses in Fukuoka Prefecture have refused to add a certain checkbox to their applications for fear of their lives.

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Naruto’s favorite noodle shop Ichiraku Ramen is real, and we just visited it!

We went to Fukuoka to find out just how tasty the noodles really are at the shop made famous in the manga.

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We visited Fukuoka’s Museum of Mysteries and we still have no idea what we saw

Who knew you could find so much in such an isolated location?

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