Did you know that after Tokyo and Osaka, Fukuoka is the next prefecture with the highest number of international students? Currently there are approximately 9000 students from around 100 different countries studying in Fukuoka prefecture. Today we would like to show you a video by an former international student, reflecting on what she found so attractive about Fukuoka!
“The Evangelion and Katana (Japanese swords) Exhibition” is currently being held at Nishitetsu Hall in Fukuoka City. At the entrance, you are welcomed by the panels of Asuka, Rei, Mari, Shinji and Kaworu.
The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival runs from July 1-15 every year. In this photo gallery we will provide you with a brief glimpse of what to expect during Yamaksa, from the luxuriously decorated floats to the awesome spectacle that is “Oiyama,” on the 15th and final day of the festival.
In celebration of the 770 year history of Yamakasa, asianbeat and the globally respected brand “Yoshida Kaban” have collaborated together to produce “Hakata Yamakasa PORTER.”Never heard of "Yamakasa"!? Then read on to find out more!
Kitakyushu releases a new collaborative brand of sake between 'moe' characters and local sake breweries. Residents of Kitakyushu, hold on to your hats as "Moe Sake" starts to hit the shelves!
What do today's youth feel about their environment? What are they trying to express through the clothes they wear? "World Fashion Snap" - current fashions and insight from around the globe.
It’s almost here! We’re now but days away from the release of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.” Eighteen years have passed since the series ceased its serialization, but Dragon Ball is a masterpiece of a series that never grows old.
Manga is not only a global phenomenon; it’s a medium that fosters shared values and mutual understanding amongst teenagers and young adults all over the world. Thus, in hopes of further cultivating a common awareness and understanding among the youth in Asia, asianbeat will attempt to harness the power of manga culture and host the ‘4koma’ (four cell) Manga Contest!
From the ordinary to the extraordinary, we will be selecting some of the best spots that Fukuoka has to offer, some of which are from our very own experiences. This second installment will be featuring: Yanagawa, Okawa River, and the Chikugo area, including Yame.