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Fukuoka (福岡) is both a city and a prefecture at the northern tip of Kyushu, Japan, facing Honshu across Kanmon Strait. The prefecture contains both Fukuoka city and Kitakyushu[?], the two largest cities in Kyushu. (see Fukuoka prefecture)

Fukuoka was formerly the residence of the powerful daimyo of Chikuzen[?], and played a conspicuous part in the medieval history of Japan; the renowned temple of Ieiyasu[?] in the district was destroyed by fire during the revolution of 1868. (from 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica)

Masanobu Fukuoka, author of 'The One straw Revolution', is the pioneer of 'No Till' grain growing (see also permaculture)
Fukuoka[?] is also a town[?] in Toyama, Japan.

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