Fukuoka (福岡市 Fukuoka-shi) is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, situated on the northern shore of Japanese island Kyushu. It is the most populous city on the island, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972, by government ordinance. Greater Fukuoka, with a population of 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka–Kitakyushu zone.
Fukuoka Directive Council (Fukuoka D.C.) is the industry-academia-government-citizens joint Think & Do tank. We shape the new future of Fukuoka and strengthen its international competitiveness through strategic planning and implementations for growth. We focus on Fukuoka Metropolitan area as a core and drive potential business projects in cooperation with Kyushu and neighboring Asian regions.
Fukuoka Smart East Promotion Consortium
Fukuoka City participates in “Fukuoka Smart EAST Promotion Consortium”, which was established by Fukuoka Directive Council (FDC) in August 2018.
In order to develop sustainably while working to solve various town-planning issues (such as a declining birthrate and ageing population), we will attempt to create a model city – something, we can be proud of in future. To pioneer this development, we will start with a town in Hakozaki. It will be comfortable, with a high-quality lifestyle and urban space, supported by state-of-the-art technological and innovation.
The Consortium will undertake market research of projects that lead towards the realization of FUKUOKA Smart EAST. This will include the consolidation of knowledge from private companies, with demonstrated experience of experimenting with advanced technologies.