Fukuoka (Japan)

Fukuoka City is blessed with various assets such as history and culture shaped by the sea, rich natural environment, well-developed urban function, and a wide variety of talent. The city is also praised as one of the most livable cities in the world.

Fukuoka City has been developed through sea-based activities amid a history of exchange with Asia. In order to realize the vision of becoming "a focal point of exchange within Asia where people want to live, visit, and work," Fukuoka City aspires to become "a city in striking a balance among people, the environment, and urban vitality."


  • 1,553,778 (2016)

Number of Households

  • 778,562 households (2016)

Land Area

  • 343.39 km2 (2016)

Population Density

  • 4,525 /km2 (2016)

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Primary Industry:         7,733 million yen
    • Secondary Industry: 476,803 million yen
    • Tertiary Industry:   6,423,711 million yen
    • (2012)

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry:          515
    • Secondary Industry: 89,747
    • Tertiary Industry:    738,232
    • (2012)

Annual Income per Capita

  • 3,122 thousand yen (2014)

Major Industries and Products

    Services, Wholesale & Retail

Major Projects

    • Key Areas
    • 1. Build a community with strong bond by watching over and supporting each other
    • 2. Develop global human resources and children who are responsible for the next generation
    • 3. Promote tourism and MICE which are leading industry of economic growth of Fukuoka, and enhance the urban function
    • 4. Develop a city for startups that attract people and businesses

Revenue of the city budget

  • 1.895 trillion yen (total budget) (2017)

Number of City Employees

  • 9008 (2016)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

    • ○ Sister Cities and Partner Cities
    • Oakland (USA), Guangzhou (People's Republic of China), Bordeaux (France), Auckland (New Zealand), Ipoh (Malaysia), Busan (Republic of Korea), Atlanta (USA), Yangon (Maynmar)
    • ○ Inter-city Networks
    • Asian-Pacific City Summit, Tourism Promotion Organization for Asian-Pacific Cities, The Organization for the East Asia Economic Development, International Regional Benchmarking Consortium (IRBC)

Relevant Projects of APCS

    • The 1st Asian-Pacific City Summit (1994)
    • The 1st Asian-Pacific City Summit Working-Level Conference (1995)
    • The 2nd Asian-Pacific City Summit Working-Level Conference (1997)
    • The 3rd Asian-Pacific City Summit (1998)
    • The 3rd Asian-Pacific City Summit Working-Level Conference (1999)
    • The 5th Asian-Pacific City Summit (2002)
    • The 8th Asian-Pacific City Summit Working-Level Conference (2009)
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