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Prefectural Advisors (PA)

There are four Prefectural Advisors in Fukuoka Prefecture here to provide support to JET participants and the various Contracting Organizations.

This year’s team of PAs come from a variety of backgrounds and experience and are committed to supporting JETs and fostering a sense of community among participants within Fukuoka.  Follow the site navigation to see each PA’s profile.


Wesley Bishop Fukuoka Prefecture Compulsory Education Division TEL: 092-643-3910 fukuokajhs@gmail.com Hello!  My name is Wesley Bishop and I’m the Prefectural Advisor (PA) for the Compulsory Education (JHS) Division of the Fukuoka Prefectural Board of Education.  This is my 5th year on JET.  I spent my first 3 years teaching at 20+ elementary and junior high schools in areas …

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Maryann Miyashiro Fukuoka Prefectural Board of Education Senior High School Education Division TEL: 092-643-3905 fukuokashs@gmail.com   My name is Maryann Miyashiro and I am the Prefectural Advisor (PA) for the High School (SHS) Division of the Fukuoka Board of Education (BOE).  I was born in the Philippines and lived in many different places as a child …

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Kitakyushu City PA

Kieron Ryan Kitakyushu City Board of Education TEL: 090-8356-1018 kitakyushupa@gmail.com  Hi everyone, my name is Kieron Ryan and I am the Prefectural Advisor for Kitakyushu city (the most northern city on Kyushu) and thus making me the “King in the north.” I come from Limerick, Ireland. A charming industrious city just like Kitakyushu. I graduated from …

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Municipal PA

Michael Okada Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) Fukuoka Prefecture International Affairs Bureau TEL: 092-643-3219 FAX: 092-643-3224 fukuokapa@gmail.com I’m Michael, a 2nd year CIR and PA at the International Affairs Bureau in the Fukuoka Prefectural Government. I grew up in northern Virginia and then moved to Portland Oregon, where I majored in Japanese language, literature, and culture at Portland …

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