主要事業である「The Creators」、「アジアフォーカス・福岡国際映画祭」、「福岡アジア文化賞」の三つを柱に、

The 2018 Asian Party, now in its sixth year, was held throughout September and October under the themes of “Asia,” “Creative” and “Now”. It was supported by the three major sectors of ‘The Creators’, ‘Focus on Asia International Film Festival’, and ’Fukuoka Prize’. This year also included the special event ‘Art in Hakata Old Town’. Events were produced through the joint efforts of private companies and organizations, with 18 businesses involved and about 440,000 participants. 開催実績はこちら

Fukuoka Asian Party

The Creators
~最先端エンターテインメント体験型フェス~The Creators: A Festival for Experiencing Cutting-edge Entertainment

2018.9.22 Sat – 23 Sun

The intensive promotion of Fukuoka to be the ‘Creative Entertainment City’ had contributed greatly to the growth of Fukuoka’s up-and-coming creative artists and agencies. There were cutting-edge visual presentations using state of the art digital technology and entertainment with a mega screen set up on Fureai Hiroba next to Fukuoka City Hall. Highlights of this year’s two days of performances include talk shows by some of Japan’s top media artists, a contest and awards ceremony for child programmers to discover the creators of the future, and exhibits including a booth for experiencing e-sports and VR games. These events proved to be a huge success in unifying the quality creations of Fukuoka, Japan, and Asia.


Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival

2018.9.14 Fri - 23 Sun

By introducing quality Asian films, and through interactions with people in the film industry and showcasing and fostering young talents, this event promotes civic understanding towards other Asian cultures and contributes to the development of the culture of visual images. The festival also tries to cultivate human resources in creative industry and promote further development of the industry in an effort to shape Fukuoka into a leading city of creative entertainment.
This year, the opening ceremony was held at the Sun Plaza Stage of Canal City Hakata. The colorful stage was set up featuring an interplay of fountains, images, and sound.
A total of 56 works were screened, including a special collection of Philippine films. With each screening, the directors, actors, and actresses came up on stage to expound on their film, hold symposiums, and answer questions from the audience.
Furthermore, there were screenings of films and projects which had received shooting support from the Fukuoka Film Commission, as well as works produced by local companies. Fukuoka locals enjoyed seeing how their hometown was portrayed on the big screen.


Fukuoka Prize

2018.9.19 Wed – 22 Sat

The Fukuoka Prize was established to honor outstanding achievements by individuals or groups/ organizations in preserving and creating the unique and diverse cultures of Asia. The aim is to foster and increase awareness of the value of Asian cultures as well as to establish a framework within which people can learn from, and share with, each other. The laureates of the year are invited to Fukuoka in September for the official events such as the award ceremony, public lectures and school visits. This year’s Grand Prize went to JIA Zhangke (China / Film),the Academic Prize to SUEHIRO Akira(Japan / Economics,Area Studies(Thailand)) and the Arts and Culture Prize to Teejan Bai (India / Music). The public lectures included a film screening, lectures, and musical performances. Laureates also visited schools in Fukuoka to meet with children and students.


Special Event: Art in Hakata Old Town

2018. October - November

This outdoor art event featured exhibits in settings where visitors could feel Fukuoka’s history, where old meets new to create an exciting new future for the city. Seven different artists and groups from around the world exhibited a dazzling array of artwork in the temples, parks, and market streets of Hakata’s old town, where the history, traditions, and culture of medieval Japan lives on to this day. The exhibits created opportunities for those who may not have many chances to experience art to view it in a variety of forms. Works included paintings based on local legends of mermaids, a cutting-edge installation by an overseas team of artists where video was projected onto shipping containers, the first such exhibit of its kind in Japan, and a giant human-shaped balloon that challenges and re-examines the concept of ordinary “air” as something unexpected and new. Hands-on activities for the public were also provided, such as workshops where the artists joined local people and elementary school students to create artworks.


Related Events

2018. September - October

Companies and organizations collaborated to hold a range of events and spread information related to Asia and creativity throughout the duration of Asian Party, bringing even greater success to the proceedings.