Municipal PA

Michael OkadaMichael Okada
Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
Fukuoka Prefecture International Affairs Bureau
TEL: 092-643-3219
FAX: 092-643-3224

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 State University. Also, I spent a year studying abroad in Tokyo. Before coming here, I was involved in working with students from abroad, interpreting, translating, grading for the Japanese department and volunteering at and organizing events back in the states and while abroad in Tokyo while in university. I even once wrote a Kyogen play that was used in a performance back in my University, and did my best to attempt to do Manzai in English (Japanese slap-stick comedy) in front of a crowd…twice.

Now, I mainly do translating for the International Affairs Bureau. Aside from the normal PA duties, one of my biggest PA responsibilities is organizing and leading the Fukuoka JET Orientation for new arrivals in August.

I like a lot of things like, cooking, video games, podcasts, music, walking, and comedy.

Hope you enjoy Fukuoka while you’re here and please ask me if you have any questions!