Social Programs

Welcome Reception  Organizer: Fukuoka Prefecture, Kurume City

DateJune 5th, 2023
Time and Place18:30 Start
Hotel New Plaza Kurume
Admission FeeFree

① Dinning
Buffet style, local sake corner, local cuisine demonstration corner, etc.

② Local Performances
Arima Oshi Taiko, Chikugo Sake Brewing Song, etc.

*Organizer: Kurume Shi

Cultural Night: “Taste Comparison of Hakata Wagyu Steak Experience”

Fukuoka Prefecture has the image of a consumer prefecture with a growing population and urbanization. However, an hour’s drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there is still plenty of nature to be found, and the prefecture is also a producer of rice, wheat, fruit trees, vegetables, and other crops. In the southern part of the prefecture, the Chikugo Plain, which is fed by the abundant water of the Chikugo River, is a major producer of many agricultural products.
Hakata Wagyu is carefully raised against the backdrop of Fukuoka Prefecture’s rich natural environment. In particular, rice straw, which is produced after the rice harvest, is very important as feed for raising cattle. The abundance of rice straw available in Fukuoka Prefecture and the use of high-quality rice straw produced in the prefecture are the characteristics of Hakata Wagyu.

Hakata Wagyu

Culture Night will be held at Nakatsuru Yakiniku and Japanese Steakhouse, a famous restaurant in Kurume.

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The meats are carefully selected by the owner himself based on his many years of experience and discernment and included top-quality Japanese Hakata beef from various parts of Kyushu.
The restaurant uses low-pesticide rice grown with love and care by local farmers in the suburbs of Kyushu.

Cutting Show




Opening Greeting
Speech about Hakata Beef and Beef meat Cutting Show
Taste Comparision and Meal
Closing Greeting

DateJune 6th, 2023 (Tue.) 18:30~20:30
PlaceNakatsuru Yakiniku and Japanese Steakhouse
Admission Fee3,000 JPY (included one drink)

⁂ Limited to the first 40 people.

Commendation and Closing Ceremony    Organizer: ISTS Organizing Committee

DateJune 9th, 2023 (Fri)
Time and Place18:30-20:30
Kurume, Suikoen Hotel
Admission FeeEarly Bird 5,000 JPY/ Onsite 6,000JPY

*Limited to the first 200 people.