City Details

ACCESS

Fukuoka Airport (Domestic terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:Subway (5 min./11 min.)
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:Bus (15 min./30 min.)
Fukuoka Airport (International terminal)→JR Hakata Station/Tenjin:Taxi (10 min./20 min.)

CONTACT

Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting Place Fukuoka

〒810-0041, Japan 2-5-31, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka See the map
+81-92-733-0101
+81-92-733-3100
http://www.meetingplace-fukuoka.jp/
fcvb@welcome-fukuoka.or.jp

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Hakata doll-painting experience

Visit to a hydrogen station

  • Experience traditional culture: Hakata doll-painting experience
    Hakata dolls are elegant and delicate, and are an iconic traditional Japanese handicraft. Visitors gain a deeper understanding of Hakata history and culture through the experience of painting these ceramic dolls. Visitors create precious memories of Fukuoka by taking home Hakata dolls they painted themselves.
  • Industrial tourism: Visit a hydrogen station
    The world’s first hydrogen station, where hydrogen is created from wastewater to fuel eco-cars (fuelcell vehicles). Visitors can observe the technology jointly developed with Kyushu University and others as Fukuoka’s first action on its Hydrogen Leader City Project, an effort to promote the widespread use of hydrogen energy.

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and
Research in Fukuoka

Next Generation Technology

Hydrogen energy

The Fukuoka area is home to some of Japan’s most exciting industries including Hydrogen energy development and industrial robotics. The world’s very first sewage biogas hydrogen station initiative is already making important steps in realizing the unlimited, clean fuel for the future. The plant produces CO2-free hydrogen out of biogas derived from sewage to hydrogen produced to fuel cell powered vehicles (FCV’s) Kyushu University’s Ito campus is also experimenting with hydrogen energy and aims to demonstrate the possibilities of a hydrogen-energy based future society. Many related events including the "International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum", have been held at various locations around Fukuoka over recent years.

Robotics

Fukuoka is also heavily involved in robotics manufacturing and is currently ranked the second largest producer of industrial robots in Japan. There is a major drive to expand the field of research into robotics and the industry-academia joint organization, "Fukuoka Smart Robot System Industry Development Council" (provisional name) is aiming to become a world leader in the evolution of robotics.

Creative Industry

Fukuoka is one of the leading start-up incubators in Japan. In fields ranging from video game edition to film production, from fashion-oriented activities to cosmetics. Some of these industries’ development is supported by a three-sided collaboration between them, the government and the related academic institutions. The “Creative Lab Fukuoka”, ”GFF” and “JCC” are perfect examples of these industry-academia-government collaborations.

Food Industry

The local food culture in Fukuoka is one of the most prominent in Japan. Supported by a strong tradition of local specialities, Fukuoka became the hub for all the regional agricultural production of Kyushu, which accounts for 20% of the national market share. Fukuoka is home to several initiatives, like the “Fukuoka Food Business Council” or the “Food EXPO Kyushu” and “Kyushu Agro-Innovation” exhibitions, that aim at keeping the regional actors on par with the latest technological endeavous.

Medical technology

In the wake of the Fukuoka University Hospital and the Fukuoka Municipal Children’s Hospital, Fukuoka has seen some of the most influential events being held in its convention centers, from regional events like the 5th World Congress Asian Psychiatry to international conferences like The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie. This has led Kyushu University to rank 1st among the nation’s universities in the number of international conventions held on medical care and medicine.

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