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About Kokusai Hiroba

About Kokusai Hiroba

 Kokusai Hiroba, located on the 3rd floor of the ACROS Fukuoka building, is managed by the FIEF and operates as a center where citizens of Fukuoka Prefecture can get together and participate in various programs. It is also a source of information for foreign residents and students, and a center for Asian youth culture. You can find information from throughout the world and share experiences with people from many different countries. Feel free to drop in.

Display Space

A display space where Prefectural NPOs and international groups can introduce their activities.

Exchange Space

A place where people of any nationality can gather together and talk. Feel free to use this area. Events are held regularly with a global perspective.

Consultation Counter

Provides information about support for foreign residents and international exchange.

Passport Photo Service

A professional photographer (Window 16) will take a photo that meets strict passport requirements.

  • 2 passport color photos \1,200 (Incl. tax)
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 4:30 pm
  • ※Closed Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and New Year (Dec 29-Jan 3)
Exchange Room

The Exchange Room is used for seminars and lectures on international exchange and counseling for foreigners. Members may use the room for the purpose of international exchange.

Foreign Newspaper Section

Magazines from USA, UK, Canada, Korea and newspapers in English, Chinese and Korean are available.

Study-Abroad Information Corner

Browse information relating to overseas study.

Internet Service

Members can use Internet terminals at Kokusai Hiroba (ACROS Fukuoka 3F) for the purpose of gathering information on international exchange.

Information and Magazine Corner

Pamphlets relating to international exchange, understanding and cooperation are available here.

Japanese Classes

Volunteer staff hold Japanese classes for foreigners.

Fukuoka International Student Support Center

Advice (on living, work etc.) for foreign students studying in Fukuoka.


Multilingual website “asianbeat” broadcasts information on Japanese manga, anime, pop music, fashion and other youth culture which is extremely popular throughout the world.

Comments from Kokusai Hiroba Users

Ikuto Dong-san (China)

photo I have been using the Kokusai Hiroba for about 2 years now. I first came here to study, but I began to make friends and now I enjoy spending time with them here. Since coming to the Kokusai Hiroba I have made friends with people from many different countries.

Jiawara Barassu-san (Senagal)

photo I come to the International Student Support Center for consultation about living in Fukuoka, and for exchanging information with other overseas students and Japanese people too. I also helped with an event at the Kokusai Hiroba to let the people of Fukuoka know more about Africa!

Rai Sei-san (China)

photo I have been using the Kokusai Hiroba for about 11 years. When I first came I used it for studying Japanese, to find information about university and to talk to counselors about work. Now I am registered as a teacher for the Project for the Promotion of International Understanding Education, and I am trying to pay back the kindness that the people of Fukuoka have shown me. In the future I want to help promote friendship exchange between Japan and China.