When you travel from Tokyo to Fukuoka, a distance of 675 miles, there is a sense that you are going from north to south. Actually, it's more east to west:
Donald Trump take notice: around 1276 samurai built a stone wall around the city of Fukuoka, about ten high and ten feet wide for a length of 12 miles. It kind of worked. Kublai sent another envoy to Japan in 1279, but all five were beheaded. Infuriated, KK in 1281 sent another 4,000 ships and 140,000 soldiers, and succeeded in this invasion. However before actually getting to Fukuoka, another typhoon decimated the Chinese.
Jumping to today, a survey in 2017 found 217 homeless people. The peak was 1,237 in 2009. Hawaii, with 1.4 million residents, has around 8,000 today. Tokyo, with a population of over 9 million has around 5,000 homeless.
While Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi is the home of fugu (blowfish), Fukuoka calls it fuku, and does not charge as much. The following five restaurants were recommended:
- Hakata Bote
- Ajidokoro Izumi
- Tatsuki Sushi
- Hakata Izumi
- There are 12,000 undergraduate and 7,000 post-graduate students, and 5,000 staff.
- Their color is red wine.
- Was the first Japanese university in 2000 to integrate research with education and undergraduate with graduate, to provide a more flexible and progressive program.
- They are partners in the Global 30 Project to expand international relations, where 300,000 students from abroad are expected to be attending universities in Japan by 2020.
- I begin my official visit with a plenary talk on the Kyushu University Ito Campus, followed by a discussion panel. The red area to the left is the "new" flagship Ito campus, opened in 2005.
My flight from Honolulu to Japan began at Japan Airlines' Sakura Lounge, which is also American's Admiral Club:
I would say that this lounge is better than the United Club. Maybe even much better. Next, from the Kyushu University Campus.
I should mention that there is a looming monster ocean storm in the Indian Ocean. Now already up to 110 MPH, Tropical Cyclone Cebile will attain Category 4 strength, but thankfully, head nowhere: