Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pepsi Salty Watermelon and Pepsi Black

Continuing the tradition of unusual limited-time flavors (Pepsi Pink, Pepsi Ice Cucumber, Pepsi Azuki, Pepsi Baobab, etc.), Pepsi Japan has debuted its newest concoction for the summer: Pepsi Salty Watermelon. Although this may sound a bit unusual to consumers outside … Continue reading

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Fukuoka City Museum

Although it is often overshadowed by cultural facilities such as the Kyushu National Museum in Dazaifu and the Fukuoka Art Museum in Ohori Park, the Fukuoka City Museum provides a unique and detailed look at the long history of Fukuoka, … Continue reading

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New Permanent Nihonshu (Japanese Sake) Guide

I have added a permanent section to this blog, “Nihonshu (Japanese Sake): Introduction and Guide to Bars and Shops.” It includes updated versions of the descriptions and explanations I posted previously (sake brewing process, nihonshu terminology, benefits of nihonshu, etc.), as well as guides … Continue reading

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The Best of Fukuoka’s Ramen (1st Edition)

(Read the full ramen guide here) Hakata Ramen is widely known as the best tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen in Japan, and it is easily Fukuoka’s most famous food (with mentaiko likely coming in as a close second). Handmade noodles, rich-and-oily broth, savory slabs … Continue reading

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Ohori Firework Display 2012

The 50th Ohori Firework Display (Ohori Hanabi Taikai) is less than a month away! This is one of Fukuoka’s biggest displays, featuring 6,000 fireworks and an approximate attendance of 450,000 people (last year’s attendance). Fireworks are launched from the island … Continue reading

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