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Fukuoka
Fukuoka most often refers to the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture.It can also refer to:-Locations:* Fukuoka, Gifu, a town in Gifu Prefecture, Japan* Fukuoka, Toyama, a town in Toyama Prefecture, Japan...

most often refers to the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture.

It can also refer to:

Locations

  • Fukuoka, Gifu
    Fukuoka, Gifu
    was a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan.On February 13, 2005 Fukuoka, along the towns of Sakashita and Tsukechi, the villages of Hirukawa, Kashimo and Kawaue, all from Ena District, and the village of Yamaguchi, from Kiso District, Nagano, was merged into the expanded city of Nakatsugawa...

    , a town in Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Fukuoka, Toyama
    Fukuoka, Toyama
    was a town located in Nishitonami District, Toyama, Japan.On November 1, 2005, Fukuoka was merged into the city of Takaoka.The town festival is called Tsukurimon and features carvings and dioramas made from produce....

    , a town in Toyama Prefecture, Japan
  • Fukuoka 17
    Fukuoka 17
    Fukuoka #17 Branch Prisoner of War Camp was a Japanese Prisoner-of-war camp located at the Mitsui Kozan Miike Kogyo-Sho coal mine and Mitsui Zinc Foundry in Shinminato-machi, Omuta-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan, during World War II.-History:...

    , a World War II-era Japanese POW camp at the Mitsui Kozan Miike Kogyo-Sho coal mine and Mitsui Zinc Foundry in Shinminato, Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Fukuoka Domain
    Fukuoka Domain
    The ' was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Chikuzen Province .-List of lords:*Kuroda clan, 1600-1871 #Nagamasa#Tadayuki#Mitsuyuki#Tsunamasa#Nobumasa...

    , a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Hizen Province (in modern-day Fukuoka Prefecture)
  • Fukuoka Prefecture
    Fukuoka Prefecture
    is a prefecture of Japan located on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.- History :Fukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen....

    , one of the 47 prefectures in Japan
  • Fukuoka-Kitakyūshū
    Fukuoka-Kitakyushu
    Greater Metropolitan Region is the most common name given to the region comprising the metropolitan areas of the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyūshū in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and in between...

    , a metropolitan area encompassing the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyūshū in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • The village of Fukuoka, in Osafune
    Osafune, Okayama
    was a town located in Oku District, Okayama, Japan.On November 1, 2004 Osafune was merged with the towns of Oku and Ushimado, all from Oku District, to form the new city of Setouchi....

    , Setouchi City
    Setouchi, Okayama
    is a city located in the southern part of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. As of 2004, the city has a population of 39,377. The total area is 125.51 km²....

    , Okayama Prefecture
    Okayama Prefecture
    is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Okayama.- History :During the Meiji Restoration, the area of Okayama Prefecture was known as Bitchū Province, Bizen Province and Mimasaka Province.- Geography :...

     from which Fukuoka City
    Fukuoka
    Fukuoka most often refers to the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture.It can also refer to:-Locations:* Fukuoka, Gifu, a town in Gifu Prefecture, Japan* Fukuoka, Toyama, a town in Toyama Prefecture, Japan...

    and Fukuoka Prefecture
    Fukuoka Prefecture
    is a prefecture of Japan located on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.- History :Fukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen....

     take their names.

Buildings and attractions

  • Fukuoka Castle
    Fukuoka Castle
    Fukuoka Castle is a Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. The castle is also known as Maizuru Castle or Seki Castle . Completed in the early Edo period for tozama daimyo Kuroda Nagamasa, it has been decreed a historic site by the Japanese government.-History:The castle lies in the...

    , Edo age castle on Fukuzaki Hill in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Convention Center, a convention center complex in Fukuoka, Japan
    • Fukuoka Kokusai Center, an indoor arena, one of four venues which have Sumo Tounaments
      Honbasho
      A is an official professional sumo tournament. There are six held each year, a system established in 1958. Only honbasho results matter in determining promotion and relegation for rikishi ....

      .
    • Marine Messe Fukuoka, an indoor arena, which was the main venue for 2001 World Aquatics Championships
      2001 World Aquatics Championships
      rightThe 2001 World Aquatics Championships or the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships were held in Fukuoka, Japan between 16 July and 29 July 2001....

  • Fukuoka Dome
    Fukuoka Dome
    The is a baseball field, located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Built in 1993, the stadium can accommodate 35,695 spectators and was Japan's first stadium with a retractable roof....

    , currently named as Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome by naming rights
    Naming rights
    In the private sector, naming rights are a financial transaction whereby a corporation or other entity purchases the right to name a facility, typically for a defined period of time. For properties like a multi-purpose arena, performing arts venue or an athletic field, the term ranges from three...

    , a baseball field located in Fukuoka, Japan, the home stadiam of Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
  • Fukuoka Japan Temple
    Fukuoka Japan Temple
    The is the 88th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Fukuoka temple serves more than 7,700 members in Kyūshū, Okinawa, Yamaguchi and Hiroshima....

    , a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Kokusai Center
  • Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden
    Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden
    The , also known as the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, is a zoo and botanical garden established in 1953 and located within Minami-koen park at 1-1, Minami-Koen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan....

    , a zoo and botanical garden in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Tower
    Fukuoka Tower
    is a 234 metre tall tower located in the Momochihama area of Fukuoka, Japan. It is the tallest seaside tower in Japan. Fukuoka Tower was finished in 1989, taking a total of 14 months to build at a cost of ¥6,000,000,000. It was designed by Nikken Sekkei...

    , a 234 metre tall tower located in the Momochihama area of Fukuoka, Japan

Business

  • Fukuoka Broadcasting System, a TV station broadcasting in Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Fukuoka Futures Exchange
    Fukuoka Futures Exchange
    Fukuoka Futures Exchange was a futures exchange founded 1893, based in Fukuoka, Japan. It was absorbed by Kansai Commodities Exchange, based in Ôsaka, and no longer exists. Trading was conducted at six specified session times through the day. At each session, a price was established for each...

    , a former futures exchange based in Fukuoka, Japan

Education

  • Fukuoka College of Health Sciences
    Fukuoka College of Health Sciences
    is a private junior college in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan, established in 1997.-External links:*...

    , a private junior college in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Dental College
    Fukuoka Dental College
    is a private university in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan, established in 1973.-External links:*...

    , a private university in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Institute of Technology
    Fukuoka Institute of Technology
    is a private university in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1954, and it was chartered as a university in 1963. It is located near Fukkōdaimae Station.-External links:*...

    , a private university in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka International University
    Fukuoka International University
    is a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan, established in 1998.-External links:*...

    , a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University
    Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University
    is a private women's college in Minami-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1885 by American Methodist Missionary Jean "Jennie" Margaret Gheer. It was chartered as a junior women's college in 1964, and it became a four-year college in 1990.-External links:*...

    , a private women's college in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Junior College for Kindergarten Teachers
    Fukuoka Junior College for Kindergarten Teachers
    is a private junior college in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan, established in 1975. The present name of the school was adopted in 2008.-External links:*...

    , a private junior college in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka High School
    Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka High School
    is a co-educational public senior high school located in Hakata ward, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. It is often called for short. Note, however, that there are several high schools with similar names in Saitama Prefecture in Eastern Japan and Iwate Prefecture in Northern Japan, Toyama...

    , a public senior high school located in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Prefectural University
    Fukuoka Prefectural University
    is a public university in Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan, established in 1992.-External links:*...

    , a public university in Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Social Medical Welfare University
    Fukuoka Social Medical Welfare University
    is a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan. The school was founded in 2002 and adopted the present name in 2008.-External links:*...

    , a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka University
    Fukuoka University
    is a private university in Fukuoka, Japan. It is the largest general university in western Japan, with more than 20,000 students. It is sometimes mistaken for a national university...

    , a private university in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka University of Economics
    Fukuoka University of Economics
    is a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan. The school was established in 1968 and adopted the present name in 2007.-External links:*...

    , a private university in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka University of Education
    Fukuoka University of Education
    is a national university in Munakata, Fukuoka, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1876, and it was chartered as a university in 1949...

    , a national university in Munakata, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Women's University
    Fukuoka Women's University
    is a public university in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1923, and it was chartered as a university in 1950.-External links:*...

    , a public women's university in Fukuoka, Japan

Entertainment and sports

  • Avispa Fukuoka
    Avispa Fukuoka
    For the record label, see Avispa. is a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1 having been promoted from J. League Division 2 in the 2010 season. The team is located in Hakata, Fukuoka. "Avispa" means "wasp" in Spanish.-In Fujieda:The club was founded as...

    , a Japanese professional football (soccer) club in Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Fukuoka Marathon
    Fukuoka Marathon
    The , held in Fukuoka, Japan, is an international men's marathon race established in 1947. It is usually held on the first Sunday in December.The course record is held by Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, running 2:05:18 in 2009 to best his own record from the previous year.-Men's winners:Winners of the...

    , an international marathon race established in 1947 held in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Red Warblers
    Fukuoka Red Warblers
    The are a semi-professional baseball team in the Shikoku-Kyūshū Island League of Japan. The team was established as part of the expansion of the league. They started league play during the season.The team's home is Fukuoka Prefecture...

    , a semi-professional baseball team in the Shikoku-Kyūshū Island League of Japan
  • Fukuoka Sanix Blues
    Fukuoka Sanix Blues
    , formerly Fukuoka Sanix Bombs, is a Japanese rugby union team based in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Founded in April 1994 , the team rose rapidly through the Kyūshū leagues and was in the Top League for the first season as Kyūshū's sole representative, but lost a relegation battle with...

    , a Japanese rugby union team based in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
    Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
    The are a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture. The team was bought on January 28, 2005 by the SoftBank Corporation.The team was formerly known as the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. In 1988, Daiei bought the team from Osaka's Nankai Electric Railway Co., and its headquarters were...

    , a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Sky Dream Fukuoka
    Sky Dream Fukuoka
    The is a giant Ferris wheel at Evergreen Marinoa in the city of Fukuoka, Japan. It stands high.The gondolas are all air conditioned and accessible for wheelchair-using patrons...

     (or Fukuoka Ferris Wheel), a ferris wheel in Fukuoka, Japan

Transportation

  • Fukuoka Airport
    Fukuoka Airport
    , formerly known as Itazuke Air Base, is an international and domestic airport located east of Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Japan. It is officially designated a second class airport. It is operating at full capacity, and cannot be further expanded. Flights stop at 10 p.m...

    , an international airport in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka City Subway
    Fukuoka City Subway
    The serves Fukuoka, Japan. It consists of three subway lines, the Kūkō, or Airport Line, the Hakozaki Line and the Nanakuma Line).The lines are operated by the . Unlike most other public operators in Japan, the company only operates subways without any bus lines....

    , a subway line in Fukuoka, Japan consisting of the Kūkō (Airport) Line, the Hakozaki Line, and the Nanakuma Line
    • Fukuoka Subway 1000 series
      Fukuoka Subway 1000 series
      The is an electric multiple unit operated by the Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau on the Hakozaki Line and Kūkō Line in Fukuoka, Japan. The trains also inter-run to/from the Chikuhi Line, operated by Kyushu Railway Company .-History:...

      , an electric multiple unit operated by the Fukuoka City Subway on the Hakozaki Kūkō Lines in Fukuoka, Japan
    • Fukuoka Subway 2000 series
      Fukuoka Subway 2000 series
      The is an electric multiple unit operated by Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau on the Hakozaki Line and Kūkō Line in Fukuoka, Japan.- History :The 2000 series was introduced in 1992 ahead of the opening of the Line between Fukuoka Airport and Hakata Station on March 3, 1993...

      , an electric multiple unit operated by the Fukuoka City Subway on the Hakozaki Kūkō Lines in Fukuoka, Japan
    • Fukuoka Subway 3000 series
      Fukuoka Subway 3000 series
      The is an electric multiple unit operated by Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau on the Nanakuma Line in Fukuoka, Japan.-History:The 3000 series was introduced on 3 February 2005 on the newly opened Nanakuma Line between and...

      , an electric multiple unit operated by the Fukuoka City Subway on the Hakozaki Kūkō Lines in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuokakūkō Station
    Fukuokakuko Station
    is a Fukuoka City Subway station serving Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. The station symbol is a blue airplane and a cloud.-Lines:The station is served by the Fukuoka City Subway Kūkō Line.-Station layout:...

    , a Fukuoka City Subway station serving Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Fukuoka Station
    Fukuoka Station
    is a train station in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, Japan.-Adjacent stations:...

    , a train station in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
  • Kami-Fukuoka Station
    Kami-Fukuoka Station
    is a railway station in Fujimino, Saitama, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway.-Lines:Kami-Fukuoka Station is served by the Tōbu Tōjō Line from in Tokyo, with some services inter-running via the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line to and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to...

    , a railway station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line in Fujimino, Saitama, Japan
  • Minami-Fukuoka Station
    Minami-Fukuoka Station
    is a train station operated by Kyushu Railway Company on the Kagoshima Main Line in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka in Japan.-Platforms:- Adjacent stations :- Vicinity :*Lawson Convenience Store*Motomachi Shopping Street...

    , a train station on the Kagoshima Main Line in Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
    Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
    is a train station located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka.The station is located on the second floor of the “Solaria Terminal Building” within Mitsukoshi Building. It uses the Spanish solution with 3 dead-end lines. After the train arrives, the doors open on the middle platform to let the passenges out...

    , a train station located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

People

  • Fukuoka clan, the feudal clan who owned the Chikuzen
    Chikuzen
    Chikuzen may refer to:*Chikuzen Province, an old province of Japan*Chikuzen, Fukuoka, a present town in Japan...

     country
  • Haruna Fukuoka
    Haruna Fukuoka
    is a female Japanese table tennis player.She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, reaching the third round of the singles competition. She also competed in the team competition, reaching the bronze medal final but losing to South Korea.-References:*-External links:*...

     (b.1984), a female Japanese table tennis player
  • Masanobu Fukuoka
    Masanobu Fukuoka
    was a Japanese farmer and philosopher celebrated for his natural farming and re-vegetation of desertified lands. He was a proponent of no-till, no-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods traditional to many indigenous cultures, from which he created a particular method of farming, commonly...

     (1913-2008), author of The One Straw Revolution, pioneer of no-till farming
  • Fukuoka Takachika
    Fukuoka Takachika
    Viscount was a Japanese statesman of the Meiji period.- Early life :Fukuoka was born in Tosa District in present-day Kōchi Prefecture, and served the Yamauchi daimyō of Tosa as a domain official...

     (1835-1919), a Japanese statesman of the Meiji period

Other

  • 8159 Fukuoka
    8159 Fukuoka
    8159 Fukuoka is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 24, 1990 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.- External links :*...

    , a Main-belt Asteroid discovered in 1990
  • FM Fukuoka, a FM radio station broadcasting in Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
    Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
    The is an award established by Fukuoka City and the Yokatopia Foundation to honor the outstanding work of individuals or organizations in preserving or creating Asian culture...

    , a series of prizes established in 1990 by Fukuoka, Japan and the Yokatopia Foundation
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Fukuoka, a diocese located in Fukuoka, Japan