is a portal to information about Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Our goal is to make the most comprehensive collection of English information about Fukuoka. is a project of the Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America (FCOCA).

Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America (FCOCA) provides free expansion and relocation assistance and partner matching services to companies throughout North America interested in taking advantage of the market opportunities in Western Japan. FCOCA is a division of the Government of Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, and our services are completely FREE.

We can arrange partnerships, help you initiate business transactions, and introduce your products or services to Fukuoka-based companies. We can also assist you with locating the suitable office space, personnel, and professional services needed to expand your business in Western Japan. Financial incentives are also available to qualifying companies.

Meet Our Team

Rocky Tokunaga
Executive Director of FCOCA in April 2016.

Before joining FCOCA, Rocky joined Fukuoka Prefectural Government in 2000 and worked at the airport department, personnel department, commerce and engineering department. Rocky was attracting companies and tourists in Osaka from 2012 through 2015.

Marc Musteric Marc Musteric
Director of Business Development

Marc guides FCOCA’s business development activities and research on US business and technology trends and facilitates marketing efforts by Fukuoka companies in the US. He has worked with the Fukuoka Prefectural Government in various roles since 2002. Marc is also President and Co-Founder of Ovient, a professional communication skills training firm in Silicon Valley.

Ayano Yamazaki
Web Editor and Office Administrator

Ayano is FCOCA’s Web and office administrator and guides our social media activities. Ayano is a big fan of culture and food in Fukuoka. She is one of the most active Fukuoka evangelists in the world.

Makoto AbeMakoto Abe
Business Advisor

Makoto applies his extensive cross-border business consulting and background in the semiconductor and IT/electronics industries to FCOCA’s research and business development activities. Makoto is General Manager at InfoTech Associates, an IT research firm in Silicon Valley, and a Japan IT/Electronics Advisor for JETRO San Francisco.

Kohei Yamakawa
Networking Coordinator in Los Angeles

Kohei started his career as an announcer and DJ in Los Angeles in 1999. He is president of Team J Station, the only 24-hour Japanese radio broadcasting company outside of Japan. Kohei assists Fukuoka companies exhibiting at trade shows and conventions and leverages his vast network in Southern California to arrange business tours on the West Coast.

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