Fukuoka City International Foundation Mail Magazine vol.161   5 October 2015
Fukuoka Rainbow Magazine provides monthly information on events and news in the Fukuoka area related to international exchange and cooperation. We hope this will encourage your activities. Information in English precedes Japanese. Also, if you wish to discontinue subscription to this mail magazine, please refer to the last page.
Autumn has set in, and there are lot of events coming up this month! We hope everyone enjoys the long autumn nights.


Table of Contents:

1. News from the Fukuoka City International Foundation
 1) Foreign Student Lecture Series "My Hometown and Fukuoka"
 2) Free Consultation Services for Foreign Nationals
 3) Participants Wanted for the 11th "Welcome to Fukuoka" Event

2. News from Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, the Central Government, and other Affiliated Organizations
 1) Social Security and Tax Number System "My Number"
 2) Cine-la Information
 3) A special exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Kyushu National
   Museum "Japan, Country of Beauty"

3. News from FUKU-NET Members
 1) Food Expo Kyushu 2015
 2) Event Information from NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano

4. News from related International Organizations in Fukuoka, etc.
 1) Hakata Tomyo Watching
 2) Hakata Kenjo Douchu
 3) Fukuoka October Fest 2015
 4) Konjaku Biwa Emaki
 5) Information from Italia Kaikan Fukuoka

5. David's Hakata Highlights

   Orange is the New Black

1. News from The Fukuoka City International Foundation
For more information about this section, unless a contact number/email address etc. is specified, please inquire at:
Fukuoka City International Foundation
5F City Hall North Annex, 1-10-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001
Tel: 092-733-5630

1) Foreign Student Lecture Series "My Hometown and Fukuoka"
This is a monthly lecture series in which a foreign student residing and studying in Fukuoka is invited to share information about his/her hometown and culture. Through this occasion, we can learn about the student's family, lifestyle, goals for his/her time in Fukuoka and vision for the future.

Date/Time: Oct. 15 (Thu) 18:30 - 20:00
Lecturer: Ayu Ulan Purnamasari (Bali, Indonesia)
Fukuoka Foreign Language College, Business Course
Venue: Attaka Salon, Fukuoka City International Foundation

* Please enter from the side entrance located on the east side of the building after 18:00.
Fee: 500 yen, free for international students
Further information:http://attaka-fukuoka.jp/ (in Japanese)

Inquiries: Attaka Fukuoka (Rainbow Plaza)
Tel: 092-733-222 Fax: 092-733-2215 Email: attaka@rainbowfia.or.jp

2) Free Consultation Services for Foreign Nationals
Rainbow Plaza offers the following consultations for free to foreign nationals residing in or commuting to Fukuoka. Please refer to our website for further information as you have to make an appointment for some of the consultations.
Legal counselling: 10:30-13:30 on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Appointment is required.
Counseling on Immigration, Residency and Nationality: 13:00-16:00, every second Sunday of the month (sign-up ends at 15:30).
Personal counseling: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Appointment is required.
Health consultation: 17:00-19:00 every Wednesday

3) Participants Wanted for the 11th "Welcome to Fukuoka" Event
Attaka Fukuoka is seeking international students to participate in a free exchange event to welcome students who are new to Fukuoka. Application is required.

Date/Time: Nov. 7 (Sat.) 10:00 - 14:00
Venue: West-side lawns of Maizuru Park (5 min. walk from Subway Ohorikoen Station)
Number of Participants: Limited to 200 international students
(on a first-come, first-served basis)
Application Deadline: October 16 (Fri.) 5:00pm

Inquiries: Attaka Fukuoka (Rainbow Plaza)
Tel: 092-733-2220 Fax: 092-733-2215 Email: attaka@rainbowfia.or.jp

2. News from Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Central Government and Affiliated Organizations
1) Social Security and Tax Number System "My Number"
The Social Security and Tax Number System, called "My Number," is about to begin in Japan. The individual numbers, each one unique to its holder, are important because they are required for procedures at municipal offices, etc. From October 2015, your municipality will post an envelope to your residence. The envelope contains a "Notification Card" with your individual number on it. To apply for an "Individual Number Card", fill in and send back the application provided with the "Notification Card". Your "Individual Number Card" can be used as your ID, so do not tell your number to others except where required.
Further Information:http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/bangoseido/english.html

Inquiries: My Number Call Center
Tel: 0570-20-0291 (English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese)
0570-20-0178 (Japanese),
050-3816-9405 (From IP phone)
Weekdays: 9:30-20:00 Saturday, Sunday, and National holidays 9:30-17:30 (Excluding year-end and New Year Holidays)

2) Cine-la Information
Both of the following programs will be shown at Cine-la (3-7-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka)

< Documentary Panorama >
Documentaries with "Asia" as their theme. No English subtitles.
Duration: until Oct. 24 (Sat.)
Fee: Adult 600 yen, H.S. & Univ. student 500 yen, Elem. & J.H.S. student 400 yen
Further Information:
http://www.cinela.com/schedule/jsch2710docpanorama.html (in Japanese)

< Documentary from Asia>
Asian Documentaries from the archive collection.
Duration: Oct. 28 (Wed.)-Oct. 31 (Sat.)
Fee: Adult 500 yen, H.S. & Univ. student 400 yen, Elem. & J.H.S. student 300 yen

Further Information:
http://www.cinela.com/schedule/jsch2710ajiadokyumentari.html (in Japanese)
Inquiries: Fukuoka City Public Library Cine-la
Tel: 092-852-0600

3) A special exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Kyushu National Museum: "Japan, Country of Beauty"
Great national treasures from the Jomon period to the Kamakura period will be open for public viewing.

Period: Oct. 18 (Sun.) - Nov. 29 (Sun.)
Venue: Kyushu National Museum, Exhibition Gallery (Ishizaka 4-7-2, Dazaifu-City, Fukuoka)
Fee: Adult 1,600 yen (Advance tickets 1,400 yen), H.S. & Univ. student 1,000 yen (800 yen), J.H.S. student and under 600 yen (400 yen)
Further Information:http://www.kyuhaku.com/exhibition/exhibition_next.html

Inquiries: NTT Hello Dial
Tel: 050-5542-8600

3. News from FUKU-NET Members
1) Food Expo Kyushu 2015
A food event where you can enjoy many kinds of delicious foods from Kyushu.

Dates: Oct. 9 (Fri.) - Oct. 12 (Mon.)
Time: 10:00 - 20:00 (from 11:00 on 9th, untill 16:00 on 12th )
Venue: Tenjin Chuo Park (1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
Further Information:https://www.food-expo-kyushu.jp/ (in Japanese)

Inquiries: Food Expo Kyushu 2015 Executive Committee Office
Tel: 092-441-1119

2) Event Information from NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano
< Hayakawa Teruggi Trio Tango Concert & Milonga>
The first performance in Fukuoka from art music-traditional music crossover group, Tango trio. The event consists two parts, a concert, and a Milonga (Tango Party), which includes a live performance from Argentinian dancers.
Date/Time: Oct. 18 (Sun.) Concert 18:30(Door opens at 18:00 -), Milonga 21:00-
Venue: Dining Event Space "Tiempo Hall"(Daimyo 11511 bldg. 3F, Daimyo 1-15-11, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
Fee: Concert Ticket 3,500 yen, Milonga Ticket 2,500 yen, Day Ticket 4,500 yen
※General seating, 1 drink order required (500 yen)

< Ellen Oleria Japan Tour 2015 in Fukuoka>
A new Brazilian star, making a global reputation for herself with her unconventional voice and expressiveness, is coming to Fukuoka for her first Japan tour. This concert is part of the ceremony to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brazil.
Date/Time: Oct. 30 (Fri.) 21:00- (Door opens at 19:30)
Venue: Dining Event Space "Tiempo Hall"(Daimyo 11511 bldg. 3F, Daimyo 1-15-11, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
Fee: Advance tickets 2,500 yen, On-the-day tickets 3,500 yen
※General seating, 1 drink order required (500 yen)

Further Information:http://www.tiempo.jp/evento/news_jp.html (in Japanese)

Inquiries: NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano
Tel: 092-762-4100 Fax: 092-762-4104 E-mail: eventos@tiempo.jp

4. News from International Related Organizations in Fukuoka
1) Hakata Tomyo Watching
The Hakata area, including some temples and shrines, will be lit-up with Tomyo lanterns. The event will be canceled in the case of heavy rain.

Date: Oct. 17 (Sat.) 18:00-21:00
Place: Hakata Area
Further Information:http://hakata-toumyou.com/ (in Japanese)

Inquiries: Hakatabu machizukuri Council
Tel: 092-281-5512

2) Hakata Kenjo Dochu
Women in a "Hakata Kenjo-Obi" will parade through lighted-up Hakata area. There will be a music performance during the parade. The detailed course can be found on the website.

Date/Time: Oct. 17 (Sat.) 17:20 -20:00
Place: Hakata Area
Further Information:http://hakatakenjyou.wix.com/hakata (in Japanese)

Inquiries: Hakata Kenjo-Dochu Committee
Tel: 080-3988-3201 Fax: 092-531-9136 E-mail: hakatakenjo@gmail.com

3) Fukuoka Oktoberfest 2015
This is an annual event where you can enjoy more than 50 kinds of German beers. Admission free.

Date/Time: Oct. 16 (Fri.) - 25 (Sun.) 16:00 - 22:00 on weekdays, 11:00 - 22:00 on weekends.
Venue: Reisen Park (7 Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)
Further information:http://forcasweb.com/oktoberfest/

Inquiries: Fukuoka Oktoberfest 2015 office
Tel: 080-4695-3572

4) Konjaku Biwa Emaki
Chikuzen-Biwa concert by the Chikuzen-Biwa preservation society.

Date/Time: Oct. 25. (Sun.) 13:30 - (Door opens at 13:00)
Venue: Fukuoka Meiji Yasuda Seimei Hall
(Meiji Yasuda Seimei Fukuoka Bldg. 8F, 5-6-20 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)
Further Information:http://artlier.jp/events/detail527.html (in Japanese)

Inquiries: Chikuzen-Biwa preservation society (Aoyama)
Tel: 092-474-2973

5) Information from Italia Kaikan Fukuoka
< Jack Cantina one-man show >
Italian musician from Bologna, Italy.

Date/Time: Oct. 12 ( Mon.) 18:30- (Door opens at 17:30)
Venue: Centro Italiano di Fukuoka Spazio (Italia Kaikan Fukuoka)
(Tokirikyu Nakarikyu 2F, 1-18-25, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
Fee: Advance tickets 3,000 yen, On-the-day tickets 3,500 yen

< Kekko Fornarelli Trio First Performance in Japan>
An Italian trio led by internationally-acclaimed Italian pianist.

Date/Time: Oct. 15 (Thu.) 19:00- (Door opens at 18:00)
Venue: Gate's 7 (Gate's bldg. 7F, 33-7-24 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)
Fee: Advance tickets 4,000 yen, On-the-day tickets 4,500 yen (1 drink order required )

Further Information:http://www.jabup.com/ (in Japanese)

Italia Kaikan Fukuoka Tel: 092-761-8570 E-mail: info@italiakaikan.com, Jabup Tel: 092-738-9088

5. David's Hakata Highlights
Orange Is the New Black

 Have you heard of online streaming? Online streaming services let you watch television shows and movies over the internet, whenever you like. Several such services recently started operating in Japan. They are extremely popular in many parts of the world, including in Australia. Japanese services offer content from all over the world, including Japan, America and the UK. Sometimes I feel like watching non-Japanese TV, and streaming services let me do this whenever I want for a small monthly fee. I recently started watching an American TV show online called Orange Is the New Black. Three seasons have already been made, but I am only partway through the second. From what I've seen so far, I would definitely recommend it. It's quite a confronting TV show, and I think Japanese audiences might find it quite shocking. But this is part of the reason it has been so successful. Here are a few other reasons why I think this show is so great:

1. Almost the whole cast is female
 Have you ever noticed that most television and movies have men in the leading roles? Not in Orange Is the New Black. This show is set in a women's prison, so naturally almost all of the characters are female. The drama begins just before the main character, Piper, begins her sentence. She finds her fellow prisoners divide themselves into groups or cliques, and she must learn what to do and what not to do to fit in and survive.

2. The characters are diverse
 The prisoners are all women, but they are incredibly diverse, and nobody conforms to stereotypes. This makes for an original and intriguing storyline. There's no typical mother or housewife role that you'll see in many television shows or movies. Some of the women are violent and intimidating, others are calm and deeply religious. There are heterosexual and homosexual characters, and lots of homosexual intimacy. There is a transgender woman, and we learn some of the struggles that she has gone through. The characters are ethnically diverse too, with Asian, Hispanic, Black and White characters in leading roles. There is not another show I can think of with so many interesting and diverse characters.

3. The stories are eye-opening
 It's probably hard to feel much sympathy for criminals, but Orange Is the New Black provides some insight into the reality of incarceration, and the characters' individual stories remind us that the fact that someone committed a crime does not always reveal the whole story. The show doesn't focus so much on the characters' crimes, but on their stories before entering the women-only prison, and their struggles through the rehabilitation processes (or lack thereof). If you have assumptions about "criminals" or others, such as anyone to whom you could apply a certain label (e.g.: "woman," "gay," "foreigner," "Muslim," etc.), then Orange Is the New Black will hopefully make you think twice.

 As I said at the beginning of this column, I think Japanese audiences will find Orange Is the New Black quite confronting. Indeed, Australian or American audiences would probably be shocked by it too. We think we know a lot about the world we live in, but this drama reminds us that there's so much we're not aware of, and much of it is not far from home. If you ever get a chance to watch this show, try to avoid making comparisons between the America depicted on the screen and the Japan you are familiar with. Don't assume that anything that happens in Orange Is the New Black could never happen in Japan. Rather, be aware that no matter how familiar you are with the world around you, there is still so much more that you could learn about.

David Smith

福岡レインボーマガジン (日本語)


1. 福岡よかトピア国際交流財団からのお知らせ
 1) 外国人学生が語る「ふるさとの街と福岡」
 2) ホストファミリー登録説明会
 3) 福岡韓国語弁論大会 聴講者募集
 4) 国際協力フェスタ地球市民どんたく2015 来場者募集
 5) 第11回外国人学生歓迎交流事業参加者募集
 6) 第13回 外国人による日本語スピーチコンテスト来場者募集

2. 福岡県、福岡市、国等からの情報
 1) マイナンバー制度
 2) こくさいひろばからのお知らせ
 3) シネラ情報
 4) 伝統芸能入門

3. FUKU-NET団体からの情報
 1) 福岡国際関係団体連絡会(FUKU-NET)第156回連絡会 一般公開講座 参加者募集
 2) JICAデスク福岡からのお知らせ
 3) Food EXPO Kyushu 2015 (九州うまいもの大食堂)
 4) ラテン文化センター ティエンポからのお知らせ
 5) APCCウィングキッズプログラム 第8期生募集

4. その他福岡地域の国際交流団体等からの情報
 1) 博多灯明ウォッチング
 2) 博多献上道中
 3) 福岡オクトーバーフェスト2015
 4) 今昔琵琶絵巻
 5) 九州国立博物館10周年記念特別展「美の国 日本」
 6) イタリア会館・福岡からのお知らせ
 7) 話してみよう韓国語−韓国語コンテスト−
 8) 映画「ハーフ」をみて語ろう

5. デイビッドの博多ハイライト


1. 福岡よかトピア国際交流財団からのお知らせ

  〒810-0001福岡市中央区天神1丁目10-1 北別館5階
  URL: http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp

1) 外国人学生が語る「ふるさとの街と福岡」

日時:10/15(木) 18:30〜20:00
語り手: アユ ウラン プルナマサリさん (インドネシア・バリ島出身)
     福岡外語専門学校 ビジネスコース 
参加費:一般500円 外国人学生無料

Tel: 092-733-2220 Fax: 092-733-2215 E-mail:attaka@rainbowfia.or.jp

2) ホストファミリー登録説明会

日時:10/18(日)14 :00〜15 :00

Tel : 092-733-2220 Fax: 092-733-2215 E-mail: hostfamily@rainbowfia.or.jp

3) 福岡韓国語弁論大会 聴講者募集

場所:福岡市市民福祉プラザ(ふくふくプラザ、福岡県福岡市 中央区荒戸3丁目3-39)

Tel: 092-471-0904(平日9:00〜17:00)Fax: 092-483-2677

4) 国際協力フェスタ地球市民どんたく2015 来場者募集

場所:アクロス福岡2F 「交流ギャラリー」「セミナー室」(福岡市中央区天神1-1)

5) 第10回外国人学生歓迎交流事業参加者募集


電話:092-733-2220 ファックス:092-733-2215 Email: attaka@rainbowfia.or.jp

6) 第13回 外国人による日本語スピーチコンテスト来場者募集

会場:福岡市市民福祉プラザ(ふくふくプラザ)1階 (福岡市中央区荒戸3-3-39)

2. 福岡県、福岡市、国等からの情報
1) マイナンバー制度

Tel: 0570-20-0178(日本語)、0570-20-0291(英語・中国語。韓国語・スペイン語・ポルトガル語)
月曜日〜金曜日 9:30〜20:00、土日祝日(年末年始を除く) 9:30〜17:30

2) こくさいひろばからのお知らせ

Tel: 092-725-9200 Fax: 092-725-9206

<平成27年度 グローバルステージ in BOLIVIA ・in SEATTLE>
日時:10/18(日)15:00〜16:30 (開場:14:30)

Tel: 092-725-9204 Fax: 092-725-9205 E-mail: exchange@kokusaihiroba.or.jp

3) シネラ情報


期間:10/24 (土)まで


期間:10/28 (水)〜10/31 (土)

Tel: 092-852-0600

4) 伝統芸能入門

日時:10/18(日)14:00 開演
会場:あじびホール(福岡市 博多区下川端町3-1 福岡アジア美術館8F)

Tel: 092-263-6265 (平日10:00〜17:00) E-mail: ffac-02@ffac.or.jp

5) 九州国立博物館10周年記念特別展「美の国 日本」

料金:一般 1,600円(前売り1,400円)高大生 1,000円(800円)小中生600円(400円)

Tel: 050-5542-8600

3. FUKU-NET団体からの情報
1) 福岡国際関係団体連絡会(FUKU-NET)第156回連絡会 一般公開講座 参加者募集

会場:福岡よかトピア国際交流財団 大会議室(福岡市中央区天神1-10-1号 福岡市役所北別館5階)

問合せ:(公財)福岡よかトピア国際交流財団内 FUKU-NET事務局
Tel: 092-733-5630

2) JICAデスク福岡からのお知らせ

青年海外協力隊(応募資格:満20歳〜満39歳 日本国籍の方)
シニア海外ボランティア(応募資格:満40歳〜満69歳 日本国籍の方)
日時・場所:10/7(水) 19:00 ハイネスホテル久留米 雅・楓の間
        10/18(日)10:00 博多バスターミナル9F大ホール
        10/21(水)19:00 ステーションホテル小倉 吉祥

日時:10/14 (水) 19:00〜21:00
場所:九州海外協力協会 (福岡市博多区博多駅前3-10-34 Mビル3号館2F AB号室)


相談員:糀(こうじ 元青年海外協力隊員・ミクロネシア派遣)
Tel: 092-733-5638 E-mail: jicadpd-desk-fukuokashi@jica.go.jp

3) Food EXPO Kyushu 2015(九州うまいもの大食堂)


問合せ:Food EXPO Kyushu 2015実行委員会 事務局
Tel: 092-441-1119

4) ラテン文化センター ティエンポからのお知らせ
<Hayakawa Teruggi Trio(ハヤカワ・テルージ・トリオ) タンゴコンサート&ミロンガ>
芸術音楽と伝統音楽がクロスオーバーする "新生タンゴ"、福岡初公演。コンサートとタンゴパーティー「ミロンガ」の2部構成です。ミロンガではアルゼンチンから来日中のダンサーによるパフォーマンスも予定。

日時:10/18(日)第1部 コンサート 開場 18:00 開演 18:30 第2部 ミロンガ 21:00〜 
会場:ダイニング・イベントスペース「ティエンポ・ホール」(福岡市中央区大名1-15-11 Daimyo 11511ビル3F)
料金:コンサートの部 3,500円、ミロンガの部 2,500円、通し券 4,500円

<エレン・オレリア ジャパンツアー2015福岡公演>

日時:10/30(金)開場 19:30 コンサートスタート 21:00
会場:ダイニング・イベントスペース「ティエンポ・ホール」(福岡市中央区大名1-15-11 Daimyo 11511ビル3F)
料金:前売り2,500円 当日3,000円


Tel: 092-762-4100 Fax: 092-762-4104 E-mail: eventos@tiempo.jp

5) APCCウィングキッズプログラム 第8期生募集

問合せ:NPOアジア太平洋こども会議・イン福岡 事務局(担当:財津)
Tel: 092-734-7700 Fax: 092-734-7711 E-mail: info@apcc.gr.jp

4. その他福岡地域の国際交流団体等からの情報
1) 博多灯明ウォッチング


Tel: 092-281-5512

2) 博多献上道中


Tel: 080-3988-3201 Fax: 092-531-9136 E-mail: hakatakenjo@gmail.com

3) 福岡オクトーバーフェスト2015


Tel: 080-4695-3572

4) 今昔琵琶絵巻

日時:10/25(日)13:00開場 13:30 開演
会場:福岡明治安田生命ホール(福岡市博多区中洲5-6-20 明治安田生命福岡ビル8F)
入場料:前売り 1,500円、当日 2,000円(全席自由)

Tel: 092-474-2973

5) イタリア会館・福岡主催イベント

<Jack Cantina ワンマンショー>

日時:10/12(月)18:30開演 17:30開場
会場:イタリア会館・福岡 Spazio(福岡市中央区今泉1-18-25 季離宮 中離宮2F)
料金:前売り3,000円、当日券 3,500円

<Kekko Fornarelli Trio 初来日公演>

日時:10/15(木)19:00 開演 18:00開場
会場:Gate's 7(福岡市博多区中洲33-7-24 Gate'sビル7F)
料金:前売り 4,000円、当日券 4,500円(要ワンドリンクオーダー)

イタリア会館・福岡 Tel: 092-761-8570 E-mail: info@italiakaikan.com、ジャブアップ Tel: 092-738-9088

6) 映画「ハーフ」をみて語ろう

料金:前売り600円、当日 1,000円、小学生〜18歳以下 無料(保護者同伴に限る)

Tel/Fax: 092-513-7333 E-mail: awc-a@atlas.plala.or.jp

7) 「 話してみよう韓国語」福岡大会出場者募集


Tel: 06-6292-8760 E-mail: osaka@k-culture.jp

5. デイビッドの博多ハイライト








How to put your information in the Fukuoka Rainbow Magazine
This mail magazine is created to provide its readers with information regarding international exchange in the Fukuoka area. Those who wish to submit information to this magazine, please click here.
Fukuoka Rainbow Magazine Registration/Cancellation Details
Go to http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp/en/mailmagazine/
Fukuoka Rainbow Magazine
Published by Fukuoka City International Foundation "Rainbow Plaza"
8F IMS Bldg. 1-7-11 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City 810-0001
Tel: 092-733-2220   URL: http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp/
こちらから http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp/mailmagazine/
発行: 公益財団法人 福岡よかトピア国際交流財団 レインボープラザ
   Tel: 092-733-2220  URL: http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp/