Life in Fukuoka "English" Vo.45

2021.02.08[Mon] 09:00

Employment & Starting a Business(就業・起業)


Have you seen the plum blossoms in Fukuoka? Originally from China, it's at this time of year when there are still few flowers and little green in gardens, that you can enjoy the sweet fragrance and adorable blossoms of the plum tree. You'll know that spring is on it's way when the scent of plum blossoms gently floats by on the wind, tickling the tip of your nose.
There are around 500 kinds of plum trees, both edible and ornamental and all firmly a part of Japanese life. From the fruit of the trees, a couple of well known things you can make are umeboshi, or pickled plums as well as umeshu, or plum wine in English. Among fruits, plums have a high nutritional value and are rich in proteins, vitamins, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and other minerals.
And I don't know if you know this, but the plum blossom is the flower of Fukuoka Prefecture. There are quite a few places you can visit to see plum blossoms including Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, Hirao Sanso and Abura Yama. If you catch them at the right time, the view is just stunning. I've got a couple of plum trees in my garden that I put sliced oranges on to get the mejiro birds to come and visit. And the view of the bright green mejiro against the plum blossoms is a beautiful site and one of my favorites this season.

【Job consultation and advice】

Now, I've got some useful information from Fukuoka City for you. Have you had any problems at work or while working? “ I'm not sure what I need to confirm before starting a job!” “I'm being forced to quit!” “I'm not receiving my proper pay!” “I'm worried about my relationships at work!” might be some worries you're having. If so, the Fukuoka Labor Affairs Office can provide you with free advice on company or work problems.

Confidentiality is guaranteed in all consultations so please feel at ease to make use of this service. For multilingual support, first, please contact the Fukuoka Multilingual Assistance and Information Center serving 19 languages. The phone number is 0120-279-906. Again, that number is 0120-279-906. Services are available every day from 10am to 7pm except over the new year holiday.


【Preventing the spread of Covid-19】

And once again we are asking everyone to continue to practice basic infection prevention measures to fight against the spread of Covid-19. Wear a mask, wash your hands, gargle and avoid the 3 Cs. That means you should avoid closed rooms with poor ventilation, try not to be in crowded places and avoid close contact conversations.


  • Colleen
  • Colleen
  • 誕生日:11月11日
    出身地:USA Detroit, MI
    興味のある事:I'm studying patisserie and languages