The Fukuoka American Center is part of the United States Consulate Fukuoka, serving as its Public Affairs Section. It is responsible for carrying out U.S. Government public diplomacy activities in the Kyushu and Yamaguchi region. Our mission is to promote mutual understanding and friendship by providing the Japanese public with information on American foreign and security policy, U.S.-Japan trade and economic relations, American society, politics, culture, and English learning through a wide range of programs.
Our activities include conducting lecture programs and seminars to help the Japanese public gain a better understanding of U.S. policy objectives and American society; maintaining close contact with journalists, academics, civic and local government leaders to keep them up-to-date on issues affecting U.S.-Japan relations; and working with cultural and educational leaders to promote exchange programs and the study of American society.
As an EducationUSA Advising Center, we also provide information on studying abroad in the United States.
The American Center Japan homepage is your virtual American Center. Browse recent newspapers and periodicals at our newsstand. Want to study at an American university? Visit our Study in the USA site to find out how. Ever wonder why the American flag has 13 stripes? Check out our FAQ site and find out!
Find the American Center
Address for visitors:
Fukuoka American Center
Solaria Parkside Bldg 8F,2-2-67 Tenjin Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Please note: We do not receive mail at this address. Packages sent to our office will be returned to the sender**
Fukuoka American Center
2-5-26, O-hori Chuo-ku
Fukuoka, Japan 810-0052
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
EducationUSA Advising Center:
9:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday (by Appointment)
excluding Japanese and American holidays.
The Fukuoka American Center is on the 8th floor of the Solaria Parkside Building, which is located between Mitsukoshi Department Store and Kego Shrine. A walkway also connects the American Center to the 5th floor of the Mitsukoshi building.
We strongly recommend you make an appointment before visiting the Fukuoka EducationUSA Advising Center. To make an appointment, please call 092-761-6661.
Information on the United States
For those who wish to receive periodic information bulletins from us, we offer the U.S. Info Alert e-mail service.
Please note that we cannot answer questions regarding visas to the United States or American Citizen Service questions.
- If you have a question regarding U.S. Visas, please call the Visa Call Center.
- If you have a question regarding American citizen services, such as U.S. passports, notarial services, marriage or divorce in Japan, please see here. If you would like to contact American citizen services in your area, please see here.
The Fukuoka American Center’s American Shelf Project is a Public Diplomacy program created and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Under this program, the Fukuoka American Center, partners with local libraries and institutions, which provide a book shelf designated as an “American Shelf.” The Fukuoka American Center donates books and other materials related to the United States to these American Shelves. The Fukuoka American Center and the partner institutions also co-host cultural events such as seminars, storytelling in English and music concerts to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations.
Building Lasting Relationship
The first American Shelf in Japan was established at the Fukui International Association in August 2005, and the first American Shelf in Kyushu/Yamaguchi region opened at the Miyazaki Prefectural Library in March 2010.
Under the American Shelf Project, the Fukuoka American Center provides:
- Reference and information support from the Fukuoka American Center and our network of American Center libraries throughout Japan,
- American cultural programs and other activities of U.S.-Japan interest, and
- Training and consultations for Japanese library staff.
Under the American Shelf Project, the partner institution provides:
- Maintenance and easy access to the American Shelf materials,
- Support for the cultural programs provided by the Fukuoka American Center, and
- Assistance in providing visitors with information about the United States (via consultation with the Fukuoka American Center Library, if necessary).