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About the Fukuoka American Center
The Fukuoka American Center is part of the American Consulate Fukuoka (Public Affairs Section), 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, and culture 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.

Our Information Resource Center contains specialized periodicals and reference materials which focus on U.S. policy, international relations, economics and American society. For students, we have information on studying in the United States. We also provide internet and electronic data searches for journalists, researchers, government officials and other opinion leaders who need current information and recent policy statements by senior American officials.

The Fukuoka American Center 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 FAC s FAQ s (Frequently Asked Questions). Plan your next vacation at our Travel in the USA section. Or research the latest U.S. policy statements and issues affecting U.S.-Japan relations. It's all here at your Fukuoka American Center.