Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka; as of 2018, it is the ninth most populated prefecture in Japan. Fukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo and Buzen. Kōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, Hakozaki-gū are the chief Shinto shrines in the prefecture. Fukuoka Prefecture faces the sea on three sides, bordering Saga, Ōita, Kumamoto prefectures and facing Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits; as of 1 April 2012, 18% of the land area of the prefecture was designated as natural parks: Setonaikai National Park, Kitakyūshū, Yaba-Hita-Hikosan quasi-national parks, Chikugogawa, Chikuhō, Sefuri Raizan, Yabegawa Prefectural Natural Parks. Fukuoka includes the two largest cities on Kyūshū, Fukuoka and Kitakyushu, much of Kyūshū's industry, it includes a number of small islands near the north coast of Kyūshū. Twenty-nine cities are in Fukuoka Prefecture: These are the towns and villages in each district: Fukuoka prefecture's main cities form one of Japan's main industrial centers, accounting for nearly 40% of the economy of Kyūshū.
Major industries include automobiles and steel. Fukuoka prefecture is where tire manufacturer Bridgestone and consumer electronics chain Best Denki were founded. One of Japan's top 5 universities, Kyushu University, is located in Fukuoka. According to October 2018 estimates, the population in Fukuoka Prefecture reached 5,111,494 inhabitants, making the prefecture the 9th most populated of Japan's 47 prefectures, it is one of the few prefectures with a increasing population. Fukuoka Art Museum – In Ohori Park. Football Avispa Fukuoka Giravanz Kitakyushu Fukuoka J. AnclasBaseballFukuoka SoftBank Hawks BasketballRizing Zephyr Fukuoka RugbyCoca-Cola Red Sparks Fukuoka Sanix Blues Kyuden Voltex Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament The prefecture has two significant annual athletics events: the Fukuoka International Cross Country and the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship; the marathon has seen world records broken. Fukuoka Prefecture has the most designated yakuza groups among all of the prefectures, at five: the Kudo-kai, the Taishu-kai, the Fukuhaku-kai, the Dojin-kai and the Kyushu Seido-kai.
Between 2004 and 2009, in early 2011, Fukuoka Prefecture led the nation in gun-related incidents. These incidents were related to the local yakuza syndicates the Kudo-kai, the Dojin-kai, the Kyushu Seido-kai. Fukuoka Prefecture had the highest frequency of youth crime among the prefectures of Japan from 2003 to 2007. According to statistics from the national police, the crime rate in Fukuoka was the eighth-highest in 2017, lower than in Osaka, Hyogo, Saitama and Ibaraki; the most popular place for tourism is Fukuoka City during the Dontaku festival, which attracts millions of visitors from across Japan during Golden Week. Fukuoka is the main shopping, dining and entertainment hub in Kyushu. Dazaifu is popular for historical sites, as well as the Kyushu National Museum. Yanagawa is sometimes called "the Venice of Japan" for its boat tours on the abundant, calm rivers that wind through the city. Kitakyushu features one of the famous night views of Japan from atop Mt. Sarakura, accessible via cablecar.
The Mojiko area features waterfront dining, a market, several preserved historical buildings. The Kanmon Kaikyo Tunnel which connects Kyushu and Honshu is free to walk through; the city center in Kokurakita ward contains the Riverwalk and Itsutsuya shopping complexes, Kokura castle, the Uomachi Gintengai shopping arcade, the oldest shopping arcade in Japan. West Japan Railway Company Sanyō Shinkansen Hakata Minami Line JR Kyushu Kyūshū Shinkansen, Kagoshima Main Line, Chikuhō Main Line, Nippō Main Line, Kyudai Main Line Chikuhi Line, Gotōji Line, Kashii Line, Hitahikosan Line, Sasaguri Line Nishi-Nippon Railroad Tenjin Ōmuta Line, Dazaifu Line, Nishitetsu Amagi Line, Kaizuka Line Amagi Railway Amagi Railway Amagi Line Heisei Chikuhō Railway Ita Line
Oorukku Uzhaippavan, is a 1976 Indian Tamil-language thriller film and directed by M. Krishnan Nair, starring M. G. Ramachandran, with Vanisri and Venniradai Nirmala in supporting roles; the film is a remake of the 1970 Kannada movie Baalu Belagithu, remade in Telugu as Manchivadu and in Hindi as Humshakal. In the Tamil country, in the mid-1970s, Selvam, a secret agent, takes the place of a rich industrialist, Raja; the operation is facilitated. Indeed, a gang swindles the wealthy citizens like Raja; the mission of Selvam is to neutralize this group. The infiltrated policeman is going to find himself in the center of a large number of problems until it affects his private life, but duty comes before family. M. G. Ramachandran as Selvam and Raja Vanisri as Maliga, Selvam's wife Vennira Aadai Nirmala as Kanchana, Raja's wife M. N. Rajam as Maliga's mother Kumari Padmini as Kumudha and Rita, alias Radha Baby Rajkumari as Rani, Raja's daughter Thengaï Sinivasan as Pandhuragan James Bond, Selvam's assistant V. Gopalakrishnan as Police inspector P. S. Veerappa as Nagappan K. Kannan as Raja Velu, Maliga's father M. B.
Shetty as A hired man Shanmugasundari as Slum people Karikol RajuThe casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned. With "Makkal Thilagum" MGR, in a double role; the one, in that of Raja, an industrialist victim of extortion and the other one, Selvam, a policeman who helps him. Their resemblance will facilitate the infiltration of the detective, to dismantle the network of racketeering which affects the notables of the region; the investigator will not arrange his effort... This police drama was managed by the "king" of editing, C. P. Djambhulingham aka Djambhu. Djambhu directed the Hindi version of Nam Naadu, in 1972, Apna Desh, starring Rajesh Khanna. T. M. S. sang for MGR from the beginning to till the end. Oorukku Uzhaippavan is the only movie of this period, which does not include T. M. S. in the soundtrack, with Navarathinam also. 6 years the Venus Pictures', En Annan went out under the same banner, directed by P. Neelakantan, with MGR.
During censoring formalities controversial lines of a song track would be changed before the movie's release. But Oorukku Uzhaippavan is the first Tamil movie in history to have scene shot replacements after the movie's release because of sexual nature of the scene: the song "Idhuthan Mudhal Rathiri"; the music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. Oorukku Uzhaippavan on IMDb
Sword of Freedom was a 1958 drama adventure series for a family audience. Like several of its predecessors, it was produced by Sapphire Films for ITC Entertainment and fitted into the same swashbuckler genre as previous productions, it ran for 39 half-hour monochrome episodes. Marco del Monte is a young Republican artist living in sixteenth century Renaissance Florence; the city is ruled by the tyrant Duke de Medici. Marco's girlfriend is a beautiful former pickpocket. Sandro is Marco's confidant. Machiavelli is the Duke's advisor, Captain Rodrigo is the head of the Medici forces; the series depicts the struggles of the Republicans to combat the attempts of the Duke to strengthen his position and make himself a dictator. Edmund Purdom as Marco del Monte Adrienne Corri as Angelica Roland Bartrop as Sandro Martin Benson as the Duke de Medici Kenneth Hyde as Machiavelli Derek Sydney as Captain Rodrigo Monica Stevenson as Francesca de Medici Andrew Keir Edward Atienza as Leonardo da Vinci Kevin Stoney as Niccolo the innkeeperGuest stars included Joan Plowright, Peter Wyngarde, Charles Gray, Paul Eddington, Brian Nissen, Patrick Troughton, Kenneth Williams and Roger Delgado.
Airdate is for ATV Midlands ITV regions varied order. Production order as the Network DVD Filmed during 1957–1958. Production Nos 101, 117–139 at Walton Studios, Walton on Thames, England and 102–108 at Alliance Film Studios, England The theme music to Sword of Freedom was composed by Eric Spear, more famous for his haunting theme for Coronation Street. Network DVD released the series on a 5-disc region 2 set in June 2010. Sword of Freedom on IMDb British Film Institute