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Boathouse Ohori Re-Opened! 大濠公園に新たな憩いの場「ボート ハウス大濠パーク」オープン! Wow! The Boathouse in Ohori park has reopened and it’s even better than ever. On the ground floor is the casual Royal Garden Cafe, while on the second floor is the famous fine dining French restaurant Hananoki, where Marilyn Monroe dined during her honeymoon trip to Japan. There’s a Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop and paddle boat rental too. More info and photos online! fukuoka-now.com/boathouse-ohori

Strawberry Picking Guide

Zazen Experience 日本人も外国人も 初心者大歓迎の『座禅』体験

春先まで楽しめるイチゴ狩りを バイリンガルで大特集!

Kujukushima Day Trip 佐世保にある九十九島パールシーリ ゾートを日帰りで丸々楽しむ方法 Fukuoka is famous for succulent and sweet strawberries - but did you know there are many pick-your-own farms? We’ve compiled a detailed guide to 13 recommended farms near Fukuoka City. It's berry berry fun! fukuoka-now.com/strawberry

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Follow the trail of our youngest reporters as they report on a fun-filled day trip to the Sasebo area. They visited an aquarium, enjoyed an oyster barbecue and took a relaxing cruise through the picturesque Kujukushima (99 Islands) bay. Read their report online. fukuoka-now.com/kujukushima

Every two months, the Myoho-ji Temple hosts a free, foreigner-friendly meditation class that allows a rare insight into the heart of an active temple and an introduction to the art of zazen. Two reporters from Fukuoka went to the last session and filed their report online. fukuoka-now.com/myohoji-zazen

CrossFit Classes

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A Mentaiko Experience

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ook around Fukuoka and you'll find loads of souvenir shops that sell mentaiko (spicy pollock roe), but there’s only one restaurant that specializes in mentaiko dishes: Ganso Hakata Mentaiju. Step into the unique wooden box-like building, then get cozy in a private room or choose a seasonally-themed table or counter seat. The most popular item on the menu is the

博多名物、明太子が 専門の料理店

岡といえば明太子。お土産として販 売する店は数あれど、明太子料理専 門の店はここ、元祖博多めんたい重 だけだ。木箱のような建物の暖簾をくぐる と、掘りごたつ式の個室と一枚板のカウン ター、桜をはじめ四季折々の風景を臨む 2 階 の和風モダンのカウンター席・テーブル席で 食事を楽しむことができる。人気メニューは 店名にもなっている「博多めんたい重」。丁 寧に手作りされる昆布巻き明太子を海苔を ひいた白ご飯の上に乗せ、特製だれをかけ て い た だ く。 通 常 明 太 子 は 1 本 だ が、2 本 の” 上”、3 本乗った” 特上” がお客のリクエ ストで登場した。2 本目から生・焼・天ぷら より調理法を選ぶことができるので、ここは

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eponymous Hakata Mentaiju—a piece of kombu-wrapped mentaiko served over white rice topped with nori seaweed, all seasoned with a special sauce. Feeling hungry? Then order a large (two pieces of mentaiko) or an extra large (three pieces). If you order more than one piece A of mentaiko, you can choose your method of preparation: raw, grilled or fried a la tempura. (We highly recommend the tempura.) You may also want to try the Mentai tsuke-men, a delicious dish of noodles with mentaiko and a sauce made from stewed veggies. According to the chef, this dish has a rich yet mild flavor that even those who claim not to like mentaiko can enjoy. And if you want a double dose of Hakata, the shop also serves a mentaiko-infused motsunabe.

GOURMET

WHATWHERE&HOWMUCH Name: Ganso Hakata Mentaiju Address: 6-15 Nishi-nakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka Tel.: 092-725-7220 Hours: 9:00~02:00 (L.O. 1:00) Closed: Never. Menu: Mentaiju ¥1,480 (L (2 pcs.) ¥2,580/XL (3 pcs.) ¥3,680, Mentai-nikomi Tsuke-men ¥1,280, Mentai motsunabe ¥2,200, Draft beer ¥680 Glass of wine ¥680

た濃厚ながら野菜の風味が効いたちょっとし た驚きの味は、明太子が苦手な人にもウケが いいそうだ。博多名物もつ鍋だってここでは 驚きのビジュアル!他で味わえない特徴ある もつ鍋にはもちろん明太子入り。朝から夜中 まで馴染みある食材を普通にも特別にも食べ ることができる、覚えておくと便利な店だ。 店名:元祖博多めんたい重 住所:福岡市中 央区西中洲 6-15 電話:092-725-7220 営業 時 間:9:00 〜 翌 2:00(L.O.1:00) 定 休 日: 無 明太子の天ぷらがオススメ。明太子と 10 種 メニュー: めんたい重 1,480 円 / 上(明太子 類以上の野菜をじっくり煮込んだタレに特製 二本)2,580 円 / 特上(明太子三本)3,680 円、 麺をつけて食べる「めんたい煮こみつけ麺」 めんたい煮込みつけ麺 1,280 円、ぶくぶくめ は、まずは薬味も魚粉も崩さずそっとタレに んたいもつ鍋 2,200 円、滋養汁 980 円、明太 つけてモチモチ麺をいただこう。それから薬 子の天ぷら 1,180 円、ゴマ鯖 980 円、おきう 味の山を崩して辛味を加えて次なる味わいを と 480 円、明太子の天ぷら 1,180 円、生ビー 楽しみ、最後は残ったタレに出汁を加えて ル 680 円、グラスワイン 680 円、ソフトドリ スープとしていただく。明太子のコクが効い ンク 480 円

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✴ Relaxed environment and friendly, competent staff. ✴ Non-Japanese welcome, some English spoken. 1F-102 Kuniyasu Bldg., 1-13-25 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka Tel: 0120-280-118 (toll free) 092-791-2780 10:00~13:00, 14:30~20:00, Closed: Wed. & Sun. Parking available

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LEGAL TROUBLES IN FUKUOKA? SHINBORI LEGAL AFFAIRS OFFICE

For matters of: Real estate, company registration, inheritance, naturalization, divorce, debt consultation, etc. First counseling session free Second session~ ¥5,000 / hour Shinbori Legal Affairs Office For our translation 3F 1-8-8 Otemon, service to inquire in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka English, Chinese and Korean. Mention: Tel: 092-791-2659 “Shinbori Office” 092-285-2904 Email: shinbori@shinbori-office.com Web: shinbori-global.com

福岡サンセットセイリング

Fukuoka Sunset Sailing See Fukuoka from the sea aboard a luxurious 10m catamaran. Ideal for groups, parties and special events! Mention Fukuoka Now and get 30 min. extra time! Fukuoka Now読者特典: セイリング30分追加!

Sunset Sailing サンセットセイリング (10 person max) ¥54,000 (incl. tax) / 3 hrs 18:00~21:00 Charter Sailing チャータークルージング (10 person max) 2hrs / ¥21,600, 4hrs / ¥43,200, 6hrs / ¥64,800 (incl. tax) *outside of Sunset Sailing hours only サンセットセイリングの時間帯を除く

Tel: 090-4773-1410 (Jap.) 090-7587-7677 (Eng.)

Email: info@drooment.com fukuoka sunset sailing1 (Jap.) fukuoka sunset sailing2 (Eng.)

Dock: Meinohama Port, 4-chome, Atagohama, Nishi-ku

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IN FUKUOKA

...introducing Fukuoka’s resident foreigners

Read our full interview with Ollie at www.fukuoka-now.com/ollie-horn インタビュー全文(英文)はオンラインでチェック!

Ollie Horn

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llie Horn moved to Fukuoka in September but has already made his mark on the local nightlife, founding Comedy Fukuoka and running his first monthly comedy night in January. Ollie began performing stand-up while studying at Oxford University, using material he had written on his year abroad in Paris to kickstart his comedy career in student bars and as a member of the world famous Oxford Revue. Since then he has gained experience in Paris and across Asia, performing regularly on the stand-up comedy circuit in Hong Kong. While he acknowledges there is still a long way to go to cement Comedy Fukuoka into the regular fabric of Fukuoka life, the first iteration of Comedy Fukuoka showcasing the talents of Hong Kong comedian Nick Milnes as well as those of five complete beginners - proved a huge success and provides a strong foundation for future shows. Here, Fukuoka Now catches up with Ollie after a sold-out show to talk about life as a comedian and his hopes for the future of standup comedy in Fukuoka. Read our full interview with Ollie at www.fukuoka-now.com/ollie-horn

Hometown: Bristol, UK In Japan: over 2 years Identity: Law Student, Entrepreneur, Comedian 出身:ブリストル、英国 日本滞在:2 年少々 職業:法学部生、起業家、漫才師

オリー・ホーン

年 9 月に福岡に引っ越してきたばかりのオリー・ホーンは、 「コメディフクオカ」を立ち上げ福岡のナイトライフに新 旋風を巻き起こしている。今年 1 月に 1 回目となるマンス リーコメディーナイトを成功させたばかりのオリーが漫才を始めたの はオックスフォード大在学中だ。世界的にも有名なコメディーサーク ル「オックスフォード・レビュー」のメンバーとして、パリ留学中に 作ったネタを学生バーなどで披露しながら、香港のスタンドアップコ メディーサーキットへのレギュラー出演など、アジアやパリで経験を 積んできた。福岡に「コメディフクオカ」を定着させるのは容易で ないと認めつつも、漫才師として香港で活躍中のニック・ミルンズは じめ、5 名の漫才ビギナーたちで福岡での初舞台を成功させたこと は、今後の自信に繋がったに違いない。満員御礼でイベントを終え たばかりのオリーに、フクオカ・ナウが漫才師としての彼の生活や、 コメディフクオカのこれからについてなどを直撃質問!インタビュー 全文(英語)はオンラインを見てね。

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GUIDE TO

Surfing

IN FUKUOKA

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s an island nation, Japan certainly has its fair share of splendid coastline. Residents of Fukuoka are blessed with beautiful beaches on their doorsteps, and Kyushu’s relatively mild climate makes it possible to enjoy the water all year round. And, while the beach-side facilities may not be everything you’d expect back home, Fukuoka and Kyushu have much to offer surfers of all levels. Text: Kamil Spychalski Photos: Yasuma Miura

FUKUOKA STYLE While Fukuoka’s waves can’t really be deemed world-class, they can be ideal for the beginner-intermediate surfer while still offering plenty for the more experienced. Surfing can generally be enjoyed year round in Fukuoka, however the main season is from autumn to spring. With strong winds in the Sea of Japan, winter brings fairly consistent waves, but the typhoon season can bring some of the best surf while the weather and water are still warm. In general, the waves are mellow, rolling beach breaks without any real natural hazards. However, windows of favourable conditions tend to be small, with decent swells usually expected after strong NE winds. The key to getting the most out of surfing in Fukuoka is keeping a close eye on weather reports and making the most of each opportunity when the time comes. Those who just want to wander down

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to the beach for a weekend surf every now and then may be disappointed, but a little planning goes a long way!

UNIQUE TO JAPAN • Getting great waves in Japan is often a matter of fortuitous timing. The typhoons that work their way up from the south can bring

world-class waves, but being in the right place at the right time takes some luck. • Japanese surfers tend to be less talkative in the water than you may expect in other countries. It is quite rare to even get a greeting despite seeing the same faces in the water all the time. This treatment seems to extend to other Japanese surfers as well as foreigners, so don’t let this offend you or stop you from saying hello. • Many surf spots in Japan, including all the main areas in Fukuoka, lack any public facilities such as toilets, showers or even parking. Some local surf shops or restaurants fill the gap, providing hot water showers or parking spots, albeit at a price. As such, most surfers bring their own water for rinsing the salt off, as well as a tub to keep your gear out of the mud in the absence of paved parking. The plastic water container and tub are a ubiquitous part of Japanese surf culture.


SURF POINTS NEAR FUKUOKA CITY

 Itoshima 糸島, Keya 芥屋 Consistency and capacity makes this wide beach break the main point for many Fukuoka surfers. This open NW-facing section of coast picks up swells better than most points in the area, but is also susceptible to onshore winds. Strong currents and rips can accompany bigger days so check carefully before heading out. Keep heading further up the beach away from the car park if you want to avoid the crowd on busy days. Depending on the conditions, Keya can accommodate for all levels of surfing from beginner to advanced.

 Itoshima 糸島, Nogita 野北 This partially-protected bay is located a short drive north along the coast from Keya. The small mountain on the right side provides some shelter from northerly winds, which makes it a good choice when Keya is blown out. While the waves are usually smaller than Keya, the rocks on the left hand side provide a more regular point break, which makes this break a favourite for goofy-footed surfers and longboarders alike. Nogita’s waves are also well suited to beginners, which makes it one of the more accident-prone points in the area. The bottom is mostly sand, with markers on the beach indicating an area where rocks may be submerged depending on the tide.

 Itoshima 糸島, Oguchi 大口 A similar beach break to Keya, with an additional point break on the rocks to the right. The point can get crowded but the middle and left can provide some decent waves and a good alternative to Keya, particularly for beginners.

 Itoshima 糸島,

Futamigaura 二見浦 A scenic break within sight of Itoshima’s famous landmark. With a small bay providing

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some protection from northerly winds, Futami is a good choice on windy days. At its best after strong northeasterly winds. Sometimes a right-hander breaks on the rocks at the top of the bay, but the sand-bottomed middle section is more common. When conditions are good the local crowd is usually out in force, and beginners are better off heading to Nogita or other points.

Higashi-ku 福岡市東区, Mitoma 三苫

While the size is a step down from Keya, Mitoma is a great option on the city’s east side. It consistently picks up swells while being relatively sheltered from the northerly winds. On good days the outside connects to an inside section for some longer rides. The long beach can also accommodate a decent crowd, and easy access by train makes it perfect for those without a car.

USEFUL TERMINOLOGY 波 なみ Nami - Waves 風 かぜ Kaze - Wind 力 ちから Chikara - Power 強い つよい Tsuyoi - Strong 弱い よわい Yowai - Weak Wave size usually described in relation to body 頭 あたま Atama - Head 肩 かた Kata - Shoulder 胸 むね Mune - Chest 腰 こし Koshi - Waist 膝 ひざ Hiza - Knees

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EVENTS FEB 11~APR 3

MAR 8

MAR 10

MAR 15

Yanagawa Hina Festival

Nokita Classic

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Sagemon are hanging ornaments unique to the Yanagawa region. Used in the hina matsuri (doll festival), they can be seen all around Yanagawa. Recommended is the Ohina-sama Water Parade on Mar. 15 with young girls dressed in bright kimono riding on river boats.

Third annual invitational surfing competition including amateur, womens and legend classes, and longboarder heats with professionals. Local food and surfing goods shops operate booths in a festive atmosphere. Enjoy the action and winter surf scene. Ideal for families!

The big hit of "Teach Your Children" and "Suite Judy Blue Eyes", CSN, a famous American rock group of the early 70's, is touring Japan this month for the first time in 20 years. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, the trio’s harmony and acoustic sound is a must-see.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fukuoka

野北クラシック

柳川雛祭り さげもんめぐり 女の子の初節句を祝い、柳川では 色とりどりの「さげもん」という 吊るし飾りが飾られ、沖端商店街 を中心に各店舗や食事処など街中 の至る所で見ることができる。期 間中は様々な雛祭りイベントが行 われ、中でも3月15日の「おひな 様水上パレード」は、晴れ着姿の 女児たちがどんこ船でお堀を上る 様がとても華やか。カメラ愛好家 たちにも人気のイベントだ。 ◦2/11 (Wed. & Hol.) ~ 4/3 (Fri.) ◦Yanagawa City ◦Free ◦0944-74-0891

On St. Patrick’s Day, parades are held in Ireland and all over the world around May 17. Last year, Fukuoka had its first parade at Shintencho. Wear something green, the Irish color, and march through the shopping arcade. Soak up Irish culture with music and dance.

福岡のサーフスポットとして人気 の野北海岸で行われるサーフィン イベント。アマチュアロングボー ダー中心の各クラス他、レディー ス、レジェンドクラス、プロのロ ングボーダーとのヒートなど老若 男女、多様なサーファーが一同に 会し、コンテストを楽しむ。会場 には地元飲食店など、様々なブー ス出店もあるので、家族揃って ビーチ&サーフィンライフを楽し みにでかけよう!

クロスビー、スティルス &ナッシュ福岡公演

聖パトリックスデー パレード福岡

組曲:青い眼のジュディ、ティー チ・ユア・チルドレンの大ヒット を生み、70年代初頭に世界で人 気を博したアメリカのロック・グ ループ、クロスビー、スティル シュ&ナッシュが今年、20年ぶり の日本公演を果たす。97年には ロックの殿堂入りを果たしたトリ オが生み出すハーモ二ーとアコー スティックサウンドは必見。超貴 重なステージをお見逃しなく!

アイルランドをはじめ世界各国 で、聖パトリックを讃える日とし て毎年3月17日前後にパレードが 行われている。福岡でも昨年から 新天町を舞台に同パレードがはじ まった。アイルランドのシンボル カラーである緑色を身につけ、思 い思いの衣装で商店街を練り歩 く。アイリッシュ音楽やダンスと 一緒に、みんなでセントパトリッ クスデーを盛り上げよう!

◦3/8 (Sun.) *postponed to 3/15 (Sun.) in case of bad weather ◦Start time depends on conditions ◦Nogita Point ◦Shima-nogita, Itoshima ◦http://nokitaclassic.org

◦3/10 (Tue.) Open: 18:15, Start: 19:00 ◦Fukuoka Sunpalace Hotel & Hall ◦2-1 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku ◦S: ¥13,000, A: ¥12,000 ◦092-771-9009

◦3/15 (Sun.) 14:00~15:30 *To join the parade, meet up at the clock at 13:30 ◦Shintencho ◦2-9 Tenjin, Chuo-ku ◦092-574-0331

St. Patrick’s Day MAR. 17 (Tue.) at The Hakata Harp! one coin food & drink!

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50% off your 2nd drink! *2nd drink only, not 3rd!

セントパトリックスデイとは、 アイルランドにキリ スト教を伝えた聖パトリックを讃える日です。 世界中でお祝いされているこの『アイルランドの 日』にハカタハープでも盛大にお祝いします。 3/17 (Tue.) 17:00 ~ 24:00 All drink incl. GUINNESS and KILKENNY: ¥500

3月17日 (火)17:00~24:00 ギネス・キルケニーその他ドリンクが すべて500円すべて500円


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MAR 21

©九州の食EXPO

Kyushu Food Expo Kyushu food producers- agricultural and processed- gather in Kitakyushu. More than 200 stalls exhibit and sell their products. The 21st is open to the public: you can try, buy and even sample in some booths. Enjoy demonstrations by chefs, food seminars, and sample onigiri.

九州の食EXPO 九州全域の優れた農産物・加工 食品が一堂に集まる食のイベン ト。200社以上が一堂に会し、展 示販売を行う。20日はバイヤー 対象だが、21日は一般にも解放 され、試食や買い物、ブースでの 食事もできる。初回の昨年は、約 12,000名もの一般の人が訪れ、料 理人による実演講座やおにぎりの 試食配布を楽しんだ。申込み先着 順で参加できる食に関する様々な セミナーもある。 ◦3/21 (Sat.) 10:00~16:00 ◦West Japan General Exhibition Center Annex ◦3-8-1 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu ◦Entrance free ◦092-739-5370

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MAR 26~APR 5

MAR 27

Fukuoka Asia Collection 2015 SS

Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

New Season! Hawks vs. Marines

The climax to Fukuoka Fashion Week in which local apparel brands and selected designers from elsewhere in Japan and Asia showcase their spring fashions on the runway, with popular models and surprise guests. Live music, fashion booths and more.

Enjoy sakura viewing and a hanami picnic at Fukuoka Castle Ruins: 1,000 trees of 18 varieties, night illumination and food stalls. On May 29, bushi (soldiers in armor) parade from Nishi Park to Maizuru Park in the Ohori Matsuri.

The Hawks, winners of 2014 League & Japan Series, play their first game of this season. With new manager Kudo and pitcher Matsuzaka (former Major League player) consecutive wins are expected. Audiences at the opening ceremony receive a champion ring (replica) as a gift.

福岡アジアコレクション 2015 SS

福岡城さくらまつり

開幕!ホークスVS マリーンズ

九州最大級の人気ファッションイ ベントFACo。福岡を拠点とする ブランドや、日本・アジアから集 まった選りすぐりのデザイナー達 のオリジナリティ溢れる作品を、 テレビや雑誌で活躍中の人気モデ ルや選抜モデルらが着用し、ラン ウェイで華やかに披露する。豪華 アーティストのライブや出展ブー スなどもお楽しみに! ◦3/22 (Sun.) Open 12:00 ◦Fukuoka Kokusai Center ◦2-2 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku ◦SS Sold out, S ¥4,900, Unreserved ¥3,800 ◦092-844-8837

日本人が愛してやまない桜の季節 がすぐそこに!福岡城に咲き誇る 約18種、千本の桜と城壁の魅惑 的なライトアップはため息が出る ほどの美しさ。充実のグルメ屋台 をはじめ、日夜異なる景色を朝か ら晩まで存分に堪能したい。3月 29日には、甲冑を装着した武士 たちが西公園から舞鶴公園までを 練り歩く武者行列など「おおほり まつり」も開催される。 ◦3/26 (Thu.) ~ 4/5 (Sun.) 12:00~22:00 *Light up 18:00~ ◦Fukuoka Castle Ruins (Maizuru Park) ◦Jounai, Chuo-ku ◦Free (special area ¥300~¥800) ◦092-711-4424

2014年は見事日本一を勝ち取っ たホークスが、今年も福岡の期待 を背負って今シーズン第1戦目に 挑む。今季から指揮を執る工藤公 康新監督と、メジャーで大活躍し た松坂投手が加わり、さらに磨き がかかったチームが一丸となって 2年連続の日本一を狙う。開幕戦 セレモニーでは入場者全員にチャ ンピオンリング(レプリカ)のプ レゼントもある! ◦3/27 (Fri.) 18:30~ ◦Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome ◦¥2,300~ ◦092-847-1006 ◦2-2-2 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku

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◊ Keeping Your Pets Safe in a Disaster The Ministry of the Environment has released a disaster preparedness guide for pet owners. Please read this to see what you should do to keep your pets safe in a disaster. (www.env.go.jp/nature/dobutsu/aigo/2_data/pamph/h2309a.html) Inquiries: Environmental Health Section (092-711-4273)

◊ Get Pollution Forecasts by E-mail

◊ Softbank Hawks Special Pre-Season Perks The first 1,000 fans from each of the following age brackets and wards can win ¥100 non-reserved seats to Hawks’ preseason games. 3/1 (Sun): Fans aged 65 & up; 3/14 (Sat): HS, technical school and university students; 3/17 (Tue): Residents of Chuo and Minami Wards; 3/18 (Wed): Residents of Jonan, Sawara and Nishi Wards; 3/20 (Fri): Residents of Higashi and Hakata Wards. Inquiries: Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome (092-847-1006)

◊ Disposing of Trash When Moving In addition to regular trash pickups, you must apply in advance to dispose of oversized trash. Call the Oversized Trash Center (092-731-1153) to check fees, drop-off locations and collection dates. Trash is typically collected about one week after you apply.

The City does not collect AC units, TVs, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines or dryers. If you are upgrading any of these appliances, have the retailer recycle your old ones, or make a reservation with your nearest Best Denki store for pick-up. To recycle a PC, contact the manufacturer.

◊ Star Jump Fukuoka City Hall and seven local professional sports teams (Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS, Avispa Fukuoka, Fukuoka J Anclas (women's soccer), Munakata Sanix Blues (rugby), Kyuden Voltex (rugby), Coca Cola RedSparks (rugby), and Rizing Fukuoka (basketball)) are teaming up again this year at Star Jump Fukuoka, an event to share the joy of sports with kids. This June and October, kids in Grades 1~4 can enjoy a range of sporting events with pro athletes and coaches. Inquiries: 092-645-1233 (City Sports Association)

Spring is the season of PM2.5 and yellow dust. You can get the latest measurements and forecasts on the City homepage or via the disaster prevention info-mail service. To sign up for the info-mail service, send a blank e-mail to entry@fukuoka-city.jp and access the registration page from the automatically generated reply. Inquiries: PM2.5 and yellow dust: Environmental Conservation Section (092-733-5386); Disaster prevention info-mail: Disaster Prevention & Crisis Management Section (092-711-4056)

◊ Charity Concert A charity concert featuring choral, opera and piano performances will be held to benefit Fukuoka House, a lodging facility for the families of Children’s Hospital patients. Date/time: 4/5 (Sun) 14:00-16:10; Venue: FFG Hall (formerly Fukuoka Bank Honten Hall); Admission: ¥1,000 (All seats are non-reserved). After the doors open at 13:15, there will be a recorder and mandolin performance in the lobby, and visitors can contribute to a communal design project. Tickets: Ticket Pia (P-Code: 249-742) Inquiries: Fukuoka Orchestra Federation (ondanren@jcom.home.ne.jp)

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