HOMESupporting Members (Recruitment, Benefits etc.)


Supporting Members (Recruitment, Benefits etc.)

Supporting Membership

 The Foundation aims to promote international exchange, gaining the understanding and cooperation of as many people as possible. We welcome members who support our founding objectives.

Founding 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.

Members’ Benefits

 Members may avail themselves of numerous benefits. Please present your card to receive these benefits.

1. FIEF’s magazine
  • The magazine is available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English.
  • The magazine contains information on events and lectures held by the Foundation.
2. Free participation in the “Kokusai Hiroba Cafe” (Held on the 3rd floor of ACROS Fukuoka)
  • Speakers from various backgrounds introduce foreign cultures and interact with participants while enjoying tea together.
  • Free for members (Non-members \300)
  • Held bi-monthly (odd months)
  • Notice of the event will be posted in the magazine, website and leaflets available at Kokusai Hiroba.
3. Free passport photograph at the Fukuoka Passport Center Once a year (During the membership period.)

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

  • 2 passport color photos(usually \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)

Introduction of Kokusai Hiroba

4. Use of the Kokusai Hiroba exchange rooms for meetings and events for the purpose of international exchange.
  • Individual members can hold meetings for 5 members or more.
  • Capacity 30 people
  • Prior reservations by fax, email or in person at the desk are required.

Exchange Room Use

5. Discount services at participating stores
  • Discounts available for overseas travel, travel goods, hotel accommodation, culture centers, foreign exchange commission and world restaurants (World Gourmet Hiroba Registered Restaurants).

Annual membership fee

Student membership \ 1,000 per person General membership \ 2,000 per person Corporate membership \ 10,000 per group

Comments from Supporting Members

photo I’ve been using Kokusai Hiroba for about 3 years. I became a supporting member because of the various benefits I can receive, including free participation in the “Kokusai Hiroba Cafe”. I’ve been enjoying sharing experiences with people from various countries at the event and learning different cultures and customs!


Address Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation “Kokusai Hiroba” (ACROS Fukuoka 3F)
TEL 092-725-9200
FAX 092-725-9206
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