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February 27th, 2016
AMAOU Festival
February 24th, 2016
The Fukuoka Japanese-Language Program for Overseas
February 19th, 2016
Fukuoka Rugby Forum
 

AMAOU Festival

Larger in size and sweeter in taste, "AMAOU" is a brand of strawberries created and produced here in Fukuoka Prefecture. AMAOU Festival went on from February 27th to March 13th this year. Its opening event featured a special sale of cakes created with AMAOU as well as a daifuku confectionery making program. Spring brings the season for pastry "AMAOU," "HAKATA UREKKO" kiwifruits, and various other Fukuoka produce items to be shipped out. Don't miss out on Fukuoka's seasonal flavors.


AMAOU brand of strawberries were given out to the audience.


Pastry made with AMAOU.Developed by a collective of local businesses and students.

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The Fukuoka Japanese-Language Program for Overseas

Fukuoka Prefecture has been hosting "the Fukuoka Japanese-Language Program for Overseas" by inviting young students currently studying Japanese outside of Japan. The Program between February 24th and March 3rd brought in a total of 11 internationals from various parts of the world including China and the United States to Fukuoka Prefecture. The participants engaged in interactive programs with the residents of the Prefecture such as a panel discussion with local college/university students, a tour through an automobile manufacturing plant, and a visit to Munakata Taisha Shrine among others.


Panel discussion among students from in and around the Prefecture.


Japanese-culture experience programs including kimono fitting took place.

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Fukuoka Rugby Forum

Fukuoka Prefecture has been named one of the hosting locations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In attempt to promote this sport within the Prefecture, "Fukuoka Rugby Forum" took place on February 19th in Fukuoka City. With over 300 people in attendance, the Forum featured former players of the Japan national rugby team, as they discussed about the game, its appeal, as well as simple rules for first-timers with the audience. With the successful turnout of the event, Fukuoka Prefecture will continue to actively engage in further effort in bringing the future main event to fruition as well.



Former players for the Japanese national team discussing about rugby and its appeal.



Young rugby fans in the audience.

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