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Fukuoka Startup Journal

Everything about Japan's Startup Zone

Startup Fukuoka Journal

Alexa Huth

Writer/Editor for Fukuoka City

Alexa is a communications specialist currently living and working in Fukuoka, Japan.

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The New Fukuoka City and Auckland Council MoU

On July 17th, Fukuoka and the Auckland Council reaffirmed their commitments to an MoU that allows them to work together and increase support for their already thriving startup communities. This latest agreement comes after decades of support, sports, and a special connection between the two cities.

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Deciding to Call Fukuoka Home

Considering launching your startup in Fukuoka? The city's appeal goes well beyond our incredible startup community. Alexa Huth, American expat and Head of Content for local startup Qurate, explains why she recently chose to return to Fukuoka. Keep an eye out for future articles written by Alexa as she gives you her perspective on what makes Fukuoka and its startup scene so unique.

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Fukuoka Award Granted at Latitude59

Fukuoka City granted its Startup Award at this year's Latitude59 and joined over 270 companies at this year’s InnoVEX, with about a thousand attendees visiting the city’s booth. Learn about these events and why local startups are so enthusiastic to participate.

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Fukuoka and Bordeaux: An Exciting Partnership

2017 has been a memorable year for these sister cities, who have held the designation for the past 35 years. In order to strongly promote the unwavering support for startups that both Fukuoka city and Bordeaux city provide, they developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for startups this past May. The MoU was signed by four organizations including Fukuoka city, Bordeaux Metropole, Fukuoka Directive Council and Techno West.

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Global Startup Center

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to found their company in Fukuoka? First of all, may we say you’ve made a great choice! Fukuoka City has everything you need to establish your startup and begin on to the path to success. One critical piece of this puzzle is our Global Startup Center (GSC), which is staffed by fluent English speakers who are ready to help you in every step of establishing your startup. Read on to learn more about how the GSC can help you with everything from opening a local bank account to getting advice from seasoned startup founders.

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A Space For Innovation

Fukuoka is taking its startup scene to the next level by unveiling a new startup hub in a converted former elementary school. It’ll change the way you look at founding a business in Japan.

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