The 10th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention
A Kenjinkai is an association of people from the same prefecture. Every three years since 1992, Fukuoka Kenjinkai have been held overseas, where members come together to share information from around the world and strengthen ties with their home prefecture, Fukuoka. For the first time in 6 years, Fukuoka Prefecture hosted the 10th Worldwide Convention.
From Fukuoka Internet TV
Protect yourself and prevent the spread of diseases
The basic measures against infectious disease, as well as the novel coronavirus, are washing hands and “coughing manners” including wearing a mask. For more information from Fukuoka Prefectural Government, please click here.
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The Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
The Sacred Island of Okinoshima
The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea, and since ancient times people have been awed and offered prayers to the deity of the island for maritime safety.
80,000 offerings discovered on the island is designated as a National Treasure. As even landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological ritural sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.
In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu, faith in the Three Female Deities of Munakata that was originated in the worship for Okinoshima has been passed down until today. From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of people who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island.
The Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region was inscribed on the World Heritage List in July, 2017.
Fukuoka’s Delicious Foods!
Fukuoka Street Food: 𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐙 𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐘 | French Bistro Japan
KON’CHA! Japan Travel Guide
In Kyushu? Wondering what to do in Fukuoka and find yourself in Hakata? The area is known for it’s yatai nightlife, in particular a very unique one-of-its-kind food stall: Chez Remy.
Fukuoka’s Events: Hakata Gion Yamakasa
Source: Matsuri in Kyushu
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a dedicatory Shinto ritual of Kushida Shrine, which has been held for over 770 years and takes place between July 1st and 15th every year.
The official registration of Yamakasa on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on December 1st 2016 has seen more people than ever take an interest in Hakata Gion Yamakasa.
From The Organising Committee of the 19th FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka
19th FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka
Date: 16 July – 1 August 2021
In January 2016, it was decided at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Bureau meeting that the 2021 FINA World Championships would be held in Fukuoka. This will be the second time in 20 years the city will play host to the event since the 2001 World Championships, which was the first ever Championships to be staged in Asia.
The FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka utilises the compact urban structure of Fukuoka and strives to maximise the value of the event through the city’s unique layout. It will save time on travel for athletes to liven up the event, and efficiently run the competition by utilising special temporary pools, aggregate venues and market streets.
Moreover, the event aims to create an innovative and easy-to-follow tournament by working with local technology companies to use the latest technology.
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We can arrange partnerships, help you initiate business transactions, and introduce your products or services to Fukuoka-based companies. We can also assist you with locating the suitable office space, personnel, and professional services needed to expand your business in Western Japan. Financial incentives are also available to qualifying companies.