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Outline of FIEF

Name

Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation (FIEF)

Contact

Address ACROS Fukuoka 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City 810-0001
Planning and Exchange Group (8F) TEL 092-725-9204/FAX 092-725-9205
Kokusai Hiroba (3F) TEL 092-725-9200/FAX 092-725-9206
Fukuoka International Student Support Center (3F) TEL 092-725-9201/FAX 092-725-9225
Administration Department(8F) TEL 092-725-9204/FAX 092-725-9205
URL http://www.kokusaihiroba.or.jp/

Date of Establishment

June 27, 1994

Basic Assets

309,401,137 (As of April 1, 2013)

Establishment Objectives

 FIEF aims to strengthen Fukuoka Prefecture’s functions as a hub for international exchange by utilizing the region’s geographical proximity and unique historical background and by promoting resident-driven international exchange in cooperation with other locally based international exchange organizations. The other objective of FIEF is to contribute to world peace and mutual prosperity by sharing culture and increasing communication between Fukuoka, countries of Asia and the world.

 FIEF seeks donations to promote its operations to achieve the abovementioned objectives.
 FIEF has received accreditation as a “special foundation for the enhancement of public interest”, and monetary donations are subject to tax concessions.

History

June 16, 1986 The necessity for the establishment of an international exchange association and its funding proposed in the long-term project “Fukuoka Prefecture Toward the 21st Century Plan”.
January 11, 1988 The Fukuoka Prefecture internationalization discussion group’s “Proposal for the Internationalization of Fukuoka Prefecture” advocates the necessity for the prompt establishment of the “Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation” (tentatively named).
March 1988 In the First Implementation Plan for Fukuoka in the 21st Century, the establishment of a prefectural international exchange association is advocated as a major project.
June 30 to November 24, 1988 Review Meeting for the establishment of the tentatively -named Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation is held (3 times).
April 28, 1989 Preparation Committee for the establishment of the tentatively-named Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation holds meetings.
June 1, 1989 Organizing Committee for the establishment of the tentatively-named Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation holds meetings.
June 27, 1989 Establishment of Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation (Approved by Governor)
Office opens on the 8th floor of Nippon Seimei Hakata Minami Bldg. (Fukuoka City)
July 1, 1989 Inauguration of the Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation.
(Termination of Fukuoka Overseas Association, and continuation of migration activities).
August 7, 1989 Commencement of projects by Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation.
First Meeting of the Executive Board and Board of Trustees takes place.
January 23, 1990 Received official accreditation as a “Regional Internationalization Association” from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
August 1, 1994 Received official recognition as a special foundation for the enhancement of public interest.
April 29, 1995 Office transfers to ACROS Fukuoka Establishment of Kokusai Hiroba.
July 17, 1996 Renewal of official recognition as a special foundation for the enhancement of public interest.
March 29, 1999 same as above
March 30, 2001 same as above
March 1, 2003 Administration Department and ACROS Fukuoka merge.
May 1, 2003 Renewal of official accreditation as a special foundation for the enhancement of public interest.
April 25, 2005 same as above
April 27, 2007 same as above
April 6, 2009 same as above
April 1, 2011 same as above
April 1, 2013 Following recognition from the prefectural government, Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation is now a public interest incorporated foundation.