London-based Monocle magazine just released their Quality of Life Survey for 2017 and Fukuoka City was awarded the 14th spot in a list of 25 cities from around the world. While a considerable drop from last year’s all-time high ranking of 7th, the publication still had many positive things to say about Fukuoka including the fact that Fukuoka enjoys the fastest growing population amongst Japanese cities, that the city has become the start-up center of Japan, the sky rocketing number of passengers arriving by cruise ships along with improved port facilities, and the lightning-fast repair of the 30m-wide sinkhole near Hakata Station last November.
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