Busan City Hall
Fukuoka is located in the southwestern area of northern Kyushu, which serves as the center of administration, information, economic activity and education, as well as a business hub in Japan. The city is close to both the Korean Peninsula and China. Such a geological advantage has allowed Fukuoka to become a window to receive continental culture since early times. Fukuoka hosted an Asia Pacific exhibition in 1989 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the city and hosted the Universiade in 1995. Traditional festivals such as Hakada Kion Yamakasa and Hakada Dontaku are held every year.
The Busan City Government dispatches a public official every year and the Fukuoka City Government dispatches one every two years in accordance with the agreement on the public official exchange program established on September 27, 1990. The exchange covers such matters as administration, culture, sports, economy and joint participation in the Asia Pacific summit conference, as well as hosting tourism exhibitions.
Ahn Sang-young, the Mayor of Busan and the Mayor of Fukuoka signed an agreement on administrative cooperative exchanges between the two cities in Fukuoka on October 24, 1989.