Outline of FIEF
Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation (FIEF)
|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|
Date of Establishment
June 27, 1994
309,401,137 (As of April 1, 2013)
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.
|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.|