2018 Nov 10 Reunion Fukuoka

Teruya Jidai (1974-1977) 2018 Fukuoka Reunion Planned for Saturday, 10 November 2018

Organizers have announced a reunion for Saturday, 10 November 2018, to be held at the Fukuoka Ward, which is located a few blocks from the Fukuoka Temple. As in the past for reunions held in Japan, a Temple session is also an option. Below are details from their email. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Ichikawa Akira directly through our Site. (English is ok.)

Admin Note: I'm assuming that Fukuoka was chosen due to the fact that: 1) Tokyo Temple is closed through 2020, and 2) a great number of Teruya RMs are from Kyushu; Fukuoka is much closer for travel for them.

仙台伝道部照屋時代の帰還宣教師の皆様 Dear all Sendai Mission Teurya Era RMs:
How's it going, everyone?
We had a great time at our last reunion held in conjuction with Sapporo Temple dedication
We've planned our next reunion as outlined below
Time: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Place: Fukuoka Ward
Dinner: tbd (assume pot luck w/int'l guests exempt)
Dress: tbd (assume business casual)
Address: 〒810-0022 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi, Chūō-ku, Yakuin, 4 Chome−10−7
(for those who wish to attend) Fukuoka Temple Endowment session schedule
(Saturday): 7:40, 9:10, 10:40, 12:10, 13:40
We're also planning attending Sacrament meeting on Sunday (11th) at Fukuoka Ward -10AM
Please help us spread the word! 
We're looking forward to seeing everyone!
Organizers: Iwanaga Haruyuki, Ohyama Nakakatsu, Ichikawa Akira

Admin Notes:

Who's Planning on Attending? I've asked organizers to provide me with names of RMs planning to attend, and will post/update the list here. This may be your chance to travel back to Japan, see some dodes and friends, and check that off your bucket list! If you have (dode or friend) contact information, you should reach out to them yourself!

Too Expensive? November is relatively inexpensive for airfare from the US in my experience; example: (as of 25 Jan) - from SLC to Tokyo round trip is as low as $1,100 and $1,250 to Fukuoka. (Air travel direct to Fukoka requires multiple stops; Tokyo one stop). I am tentatively planning to go, but I'd fly in/out of Tokyo and add a JR Rail Pass (7 days of unlimited travel for ~$275), so I could travel freely to Tohoku or wherever on bullet trains. See the Japan Travel Tips section or contact me directly using the 'contact us' link if you have questions about travel.

Travel within Fukuoka? Fukuoka Ward is about 15 minutes walk from the Temple, or 5 minutes by car/taxi.  From the JR Hakata station, the main eki in Fukuoka, the Ward is about 15 minutes by car/taxi, and the Temple is about 20 minutes. Map  Fukuoka has subways, and a 20-30 minute ride is possible from the station to the meetinghouse, but such a ride requires transfers and walking between stations--a taxi is recommended.