Fukuoka City PA

May So
Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
International Affairs Department, Fukuoka City
TEL: 092-711-4023

Hello! I’m May, a fourth-year Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) at Fukuoka City Government and a third-year Prefectural Advisor (PA).

I started learning Japanese in highschool when I was in Canada out of interests for Japanese pop culture and entertainment. After graduation from university, I applied for the JET Programme in order to experience life and work in Japan.

As a CIR, I translate and proofread materials published by the City, and interpret for Japanese staff and foreign guests. I also assist in cultural exchange activities organized by my department, including youth exchanges with sister cities.

As a PA, I work with three other Fukuoka City CIRs and assist in planning and coordinating an annually-held CIR meeting.

Fukuoka is definitely one of the most wonderful and livable cities in Japan. I hope you will find yourself quickly adjusted to life here so that you can explore and enjoy what Fukuoka has to offer! Please feel free to browse around our websites for information about the prefecture. Have a good one!