What is TEAM FUKUOKA? “It is a partnership among industry, academia and government aiming to attract international financial functions to Fukuoka City.”

To promote the concentration of future-oriented international financial functions, Team Fukuoka welcomes foreign-owned financial institutions and international human resources.


General Incorporated Association Kyushu Economic Federation  Chairman Yutaka Aso

General Incorporated AssociationKyushu Economic Federation Chairman Yutaka Aso

Toward New Development along with a Steadily Growing Asia

Utilizing its geographical of proximity to the Asian Continent, Fukuoka City has historically played the role of exchange hub. Since the establishment of international travel routes, there has been active interaction and cooperation with Asia’s major cities.

Amid the trend towards international ESG investment, Kyushu, including Fukuoka, features a concentration of firms focusing on environmental technologies, thanks to its history of overcoming pollution. Kyushu also boasts a strong advantage in clean energy, with over 50% of its power being supplied by such resources.

Industry, academia and government are now working together to attract international financial functions with the aim of further enhancing Fukuoka’s development, in tandem with a growing Asia.

Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima

Fukuoka MayorSoichiro Takashima

Fukuoka, a City Full of Youthful Energy and a Challenging Spirit

Blessed with abundant nature and a full range of urban functions, Fukuoka City is regarded both within and beyond Japan as a comfortable place to live. Acting as host of the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in 2019, Fukuoka City has also attracted attention from around the world.

In terms of business, with its innovative environment and added value coming from promoting the concentration of knowledge-creating industries, Fukuoka is known as Japan’s premier city for startups.

By adding the superior management resources of international financial functions to this mix, we are aiming to take Fukuoka City to its next stage of development. As one of Japan’s top cities in terms of its population growth and number of young people, Fukuoka is growing by leaps and bounds. Please take the opportunity to come and see Fukuoka for yourself!


Chairman GIA Kyushu Economic Federation Chairman Yutaka Aso
Vice-Chairman Fukuoka Prefecture Governor Seitaro Hattori / Fukuoka City Mayor Soichiro Takashima
Advisors National University Corporation, Kyushu University President Tatsuro Ishibashi / Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly Speaker Motoaki Yoshimatsu
Fukuoka Municipal Assembly Speaker Shinnosuke Abe / Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Kenichi Fujinaga
Board of Directors Kyushu Electric Power Company President and CEO Kazuhiro Ikebe / Kyushu Railway Company President and CEO Toshihiko Aoyagi
Kyudenko Corporation President and CEO Naofumi Sato / Saibu gasu company,ltd. President and CEO Yukinori Michinaga
Nishi-Nippon City Bank, Ltd. Representative Director Hiromichi Tanigawa / Nishi-Nippon Railroad Company, Ltd. President and CEO Koichi Hayashida
The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd. Representative Director, Chairman and President Takashige Shibato / Fukuoka Jisho Company, Ltd. President and CEO Ichiro Enomoto
Fukuoka Stock Exchange Chairman Tomokazu Odawara
Members Northern Kyushu Tax Accountants Association Chairman Michitaka Takebe / The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Northern Kyushu Chapter Chairman Hideki Chijimatsu

As of the end of March, 2021 Listed in Japanese alphabetic order


We aim to become a global city creating sustainable innovation.

  • Expand funding opportunities for local businesses and startups

  • International firms stimulate the local service economy

  • Retain global talent, including international students, in Fukuoka

  • Raise Fukuoka City’s profile in the international community

  • Enhance Fukuoka’s living environment and services, making life easier for internationals

Fukuoka’s integration of international financial functions

Foreign financial institutions and highly skilled professionals /
New technologies such as FinTech and Green Tech

“It is a diverse city with a global workforce”

“It is a vibrant city creating sustainable innovation”

“It is a city where anyone can live comfortably”

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