“Fukuoka is ranked at No.10 by Monocle as a livable city in the world. Is Fukuoka really a livable city?” – Why don’t you sign up this today?
We oftentimes hear, “Fukuoka is easy to live in.” It is certain that a more number of Japanese people, international students and foreign nationals came to live in Fukuoka.People may feel, however, “Does Fukuoka really deserve the name of No.10 livable city as British magazine Monocle claims?” This program will offer the participants to talk about honest opinions of Fukuoka, including your complaints, such as “Single men/bachelors are not much available in town,” “We can’t find bicycle parking a lot,” and “This town doesn’t give us enough stimulus.”
In addition, we will ask the participants their most favorite area they would like to live in Fukuoka, and make an original ranking of popular areas of Fukuoka. As this is our first attempt, participants may meet each other for the first time. And therefore don’t be shy and please come and join us!
- Program Detail
Date: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Friday, February 13, 2015
Place: “Bizcoli” at 3rd floor, Denki Building Kyosokan
2-1-82, Wanatabe Street, Central Ward, Fukuoka City
Participants: 40 members. Anyone can sign up, regardless of age and nationality as long as they have an interest in English, and want to speak English
Participating Fee: Free
Language: English is used through the program, but speaking Japanese is not totally banned. Even if you are not confident in English, you can join us. Please bring tools of writing with you
Facilitator will make a presentation about the theme, and then we will proceed to “World Café,” just like talking at a casual cafe with your friends. Please prepare for your idea about the following points.
- Is Fukuoka a livable city or not? Can you tell me why, why not?
- If you can live your most favorite area in Fukuoka, where would you like to live and why?
- Introduction of Facilitator
Sam Takashima, Executive Director, Ward Administration Department, Central Ward Office, Fukuoka City Government/ Chairman of Fukuoka Interpreters Association
After graduation of English major at Seinan University, he had a 5-year experience of English teacher at junior and senior high schools in his hometown of Kitakyushu. He moved to International Relations of Fukuoka City Government in 1988 for the Asian-Pacific Exposition 1989” held in Fukuoka. He served as an English interpreter for mayor and executives of Fukuoka City during the Expo and other international events and improved his English skills. He earned his master’s degrees in international relations at University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He presently works at Ward Administration Department of Central Ward Office, Fukuoka City. With the mindset of local and global communities, he has been working hard to make Fukuoka really an international city.
If you want to attend, please click this below link and fill the form to apply (Sorry, the form is JP only)