The Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA (APCC) was founded by Fukuoka Junior Chamber and was part of the 1989 Asian-Pacific Exposition, an event to celebrate Fukuoka City’s 100th anniversary. The APCC is a civic movement which is funded by local governments as well as donated by corporate sponsors and our Supporters’ Association. Historically, Fukuoka has been a contact point for cultural exchange between Japan and other countries in Asia. The APCC is a continuation of this tradition as we head towards a digital age of international communication. By holding the APCC, we hope to foster “Global Citizens”, who are able to think of the world beyond national boundaries and desire world peace to be achieved. In the hope of making the dream come true, children who will shape the world in the 21st century gather together in Fukuoka and gain mutual understanding of different people and cultures through Homestay and cultural exchange.