From Kitakyushu City

KPF 2019 opened Facebook and YouTube Channel!

Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival(KPF) 2019
Source: KPF
KPF (Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival) opened Facebook and YouTube channel! Get the latest information here! Facebook and You Tube.
KPF is Kyushu’s largest pop culture event and will be held in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture for 11/31 and 12/1.

From YouTube

Fukuoka’s Delicious Foods!

Fukuoka’s yakitori (grilled chicken skewers)
Source: PLAY TOKYO
In Fukuoka, everything that’s on a skewer is called yakitori.

Hotarujaya
Address: 2-3-17 Ropponmatsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
Hours: 6pm-5am, closed Sun
Tel:092-202-2317

From YouTube

Rugby World Cup – Promotional Videos

Kenki Fukuoka | Pushing Japan to new heights
Source: World Rugby
A member of the Japanese team during their famous Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign, winger Kenki Fukuoka talks about his experiences in rugby and his plans for the future after Tokyo 2020.

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.

From YouTube: Source by Fukuoka Internet TV

Food EXPO Kyushu 2019 will be held in Fukuoka on October, 2019!

The Food EXPO Kyushu Committee is composed of six organizations; Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Societies of Commerce and Industry, JETRO Fukuoka, Fukuoka Directive Council, and Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The aim of the Food EXPO Kyushu is to gain more international and domestic recognition of local produce and processed foods, which have high added-value and quality. It also aims to promote the economy of the area and expand the market.
For more details, please visit to the Official Website.

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.

From YouTube

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.

Snapshot Fukuoka

Beautiful Town, Ocean, Mountain and Best Feast.

From YouTube

Fukuoka’s Events: Hakata Gion Yamakasa

Source: Matsuri in Kyushu
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a dedicatory Shinto ritual of Kushida Shrine, which has been held for over 770 years and takes place between July 1st and 15th every year.

The official registration of Yamakasa on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on December 1st 2016 has seen more people than ever take an interest in Hakata Gion Yamakasa.

From The Organising Committee of the 19th FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka

19th FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka

Date: 16 July – 1 August 2021

In January 2016, it was decided at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Bureau meeting that the 2021 FINA World Championships would be held in Fukuoka. This will be the second time in 20 years the city will play host to the event since the 2001 World Championships, which was the first ever Championships to be staged in Asia.

The FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka utilises the compact urban structure of Fukuoka and strives to maximise the value of the event through the city’s unique layout. It will save time on travel for athletes to liven up the event, and efficiently run the competition by utilising special temporary pools, aggregate venues and market streets.
Moreover, the event aims to create an innovative and easy-to-follow tournament by working with local technology companies to use the latest technology.

We Love Fukuoka!

We pick up and introduce people who enjoy in Fukuoka from YouTube.

Announcement from Fukuoka

「福岡県海外駐在員活動報告会を開催します!!」(Japanese)

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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.