The premiere edition of Fukuoka Now! It was the January 1999 issue, but actually released on December 25, 1998, Christmas Day. The cover shot shows Fukuoka Now’s founder and publisher Nick Szasz’s former colleague Stephanie Gartlemann and her friend at a yatai on Watanabe-dori. [Inside] Have a browse at Village Vangard Zeex Shop, have your fortune told at Tenzan Ai Sen, or for something different altogether- try Puffer Fish in Oita’s Kanoya Ryokan! Plus... [Restaurants] Bistro Chez Lapin- French cuisine, Yodare Sanjuku- Fukuoka cuisine [Night Life] Kahitaba, Tenjin Yatai Mami Chan. Fukuoka Now has begun it’s mission to keep foreigners informed about Fukuoka!