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Information Desk (Language: English, Chinese, and Korean)

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Provides information and consultations that are essential to all aspects of a foreign national's life, including tourism, events, medical treatments, traditional cultures, and so forth. Fukuoka citizens can also receive relevant information and consultation services on international exchange such as foreign affairs, languages, etc.


Rainbow Club (Free Registration)

Benefits of Rainbow Club

  • Message Board Service
  • Positions Available(Language Related)
  • Borrowing Books

How to Become a Rainbow Club Member

Anyone with a valid picture ID including a driver's license, passport, alien registration card or residence card, student ID, etc. can register for a Rainbow Club Membership at the information desk at no charge. If you wish to utilize the first through third of the above services, you will need to present an ID that verifies your current address in Fukuoka Prefecture. If you lose your membership card and wish to reissue it before the expiry date (valid for 2 years), 300 yen must be paid. Please contact information desk staff if you need to update your personal information.


Message Board

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Rainbow Club Membership (free) is required to use this service.

1. Information Sharing for Language Study

We provide information about individual language lessons through the cards displayed on our message board.

This service is exclusive to residents who are living in Fukuoka Prefecture only (i.e., you will need to show a photo ID valid in Japan that verifies your current address) and who are 18 years or older. You can request contact information of a particular message on the message board or to post up messages. Your message(s) will be posted for two weeks, and you can extend up to two times. Make sure to ask the staff at the information desk when posting or extending a message.

See here for details on how to post messages.

2. Recruiting for Language Study

Companies and schools can use this board to advertise for positions which require language abilities. (Job offers that specify applicants' nationalities will not be accepted.) This service is exclusive to residents who are living in Fukuoka Prefecture only (i.e., you will need to show a photo ID valid in Japan that verifies your current address) and who are 18 years or older. To post your advertisement, you must complete the prescribed contract and application forms (note: the latter document requires your representative’s seal).

How to Post Ads

  • Step 1

    Fill out the "Positions Available" and "Pledge" forms.


  • Step 2

    Once you have filled out these forms, present them to the information desk along with your membership card.


  • Step 3

    Your advertisement will be posted on the board from the day of application for a period of two weeks.

  • *If you wish to extend your advertisement by two more weeks, please conduct the necessary procedures at the information desk before the due date.
  • *You may extend up to twice.
  • *Please consult the staff if you wish to have your advertisement taken off the board.
  • *Please be advised that Fukuoka City International Foundation will bear no responsibility on any matters associated with the terms of employment.

Library and Pamphlet Corner

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Here, paperbacks in English, as well as magazines and organisation newsletters on foreign languages are available for browsing. Registered members who are also residents of Fukuoka Prefecture may borrow books from the library (excluding the latest editions of magazines and newsletters). A valid domestic form of photo identification verifies your current address in Fukuoka Prefecture is needed to use this service. The period for which books can be borrowed is two books for two weeks. If any items are returned late, your borrowing privilege will be frozen for the same length of time that the items were late.

Rainbow Club Membership (free) is required to use this service.


Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi

Fukuoka City Wi-Fi

Connect to Fukuoka City Wi-Fi for free at Fukuoka City International Foundation.


Newspapers/Journals/Magazines

Foreign-language newspapers and magazines such as "TIME" are available for reading.


Free Consultation Services for Foreign Nationals

Free Legal Counseling

Fukuoka City International Foundation cooperates with the Fukuoka Lawyers Association to provide free legal counseling service to foreign nationals with legal issues.

Free Personal Counseling

A clinical psychologist offers free counseling to foreign nationals who are having a difficult time adjusting to life in Japan.

Free Consultation on Immigration, Residency and Nationality

Fukuoka City International Foundation cooperates with Fukuoka Gyoseishoshi Lawyers Association to offer advice on immigration procedures such as change in the status of residency.

Free Health Consultation

A volunteer doctor provides free consultation to foreign nationals with health concerns.

International Exchange /Information

  • 彩虹广场
  • 「ATTAKA福冈」福冈外国学生支援会
  • Fuku-Net 福冈国际关系联络会
  • 地球市民咚打鼓

Helpful Information

  • Fukuoka Residents' Guide LIVING IN FUKUOKA
  • FUKUOKA HOSPITALS
  • Foreign Language Newsletter Rainbow rainbow kr rainbow cn rainbow en
  • Mail Magazine
  • love FM

Hints for Everyday Life

  • Disaster Prevention Earthquakes Flooding
  • Garbage Bicycles etc.
  • Downloads
  • International Cooperation Corner JICA