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Rugby World Cup – Promotional Video for Host Cities in Kyushu

Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held at 12 stadiums in Japan and It is with a great pleasure we can announce that three stadiums; Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita on our wonderful island of Kyushu will be in use in upcoming RWC2019. With beautiful abundant nature, and unique attractions, Kyushu is the perfect place to experience both rugby and Japan!

The Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in 12 cities across Japan in 2019. In Kyushu, located west of Japan, Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita prefectures are selected the venues.

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Japanese Traditional Craft in Fukuoka

Present Day Breath-taking Craftsmanship

Hakataori cloth has a history of more than 770 years. It is said that its roots are from the Hakata merchants who brought the technique back with them from Song Dynasty China. The characteristic thick, tightly woven cloth is made by driving strong weft threads into many warp threads and has continued to be loved as the cloth used in obi sashes for kimono and yukata (cotton summer kimono) since long ago. In 1600, this special fabric was chosen by the first lord of the Chikuzen Fukuoka clan as an offering to the shogun. Because of this history, even now, the traditional pattern of Hakataori cloth is called “Kenjo-gara,” meaning “offering pattern,” and, as a symbolic pattern of the Hakata area, you can see it used in various places around town.

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Business and Invest in Fukuoka

Fukuoka has a surprisingly high GDP comparable to both Ireland and Czech Republic, with well-established firm ties to the rapidly expanding markets in East Asia.

Source: Meiji Academy
Meet one of our most successful interns: Jacky from Canada
From Zero to 100!!! Jacky mastered Business Japanese, formed his business network and set the first step into his international career!

Source: metichannel
In terms of business opportunities, local cities in Japan are on par with larger cities such as Tokyo and hold the key to tomorrow’s business growth and success. Fukuoka Prefecture, the heart of the Kyushu economy, has become a center for global companies and research institutes that employ advanced technologies for automobiles, robots, semiconductors, and more.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office of Japan
Fukuoka city will host the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in June 2019. Recently, the city is rapidly gaining popularity among start-ups from overseas. Watch how Fukuoka is supporting start-up entrepreneurs from all over the world who strive for their ambitions.


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Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America (FCOCA) provides free expansion and relocation assistance and partner matching services to companies throughout North America interested in taking advantage of the market opportunities in Western Japan. FCOCA is a division of the Government of Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, and our services are completely FREE.

We can arrange partnerships, help you initiate business transactions, and introduce your products or services to Fukuoka-based companies. We can also assist you with locating the suitable office space, personnel, and professional services needed to expand your business in Western Japan. Financial incentives are also available to qualifying companies.