Fukuoka International School (FIS) is an independent, nonprofit, private school incorporated in Japan and accredited as a School Juridical Body, "Gakko Hojin" as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

A thirteen (13) member Board of Directors, elected for two-year terms, by the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors, governs the school. A Chairperson for the Board of Directors will be elected from and by the Directors.

The BoD makes the major strategic decisions regarding the direction and character of the school.

Operational and managerial decisions are the responsibility of the Head of School but the Head of School is accountable to the Board of Directors.

This is the strategic board, and its currents members are from the Bank of Fukuoka, Kyushu Electric Power, Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Nishi-Nippon City Bank, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Saibu Gas Co., and the American  Consulate Fukuoka.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT) meets about three times a year. There include all members from the Board of Directors and membership from parents & guardians, consulates, significant financial contributors to the school and advisory members. The Board of Trustees must be consulted regarding significant decisions and events such as the annual budget or the appointment of a new Head of School.

The Board of Trustees selects the Head of School and will develop the operating policies and conduct the business of FIS. "Articles of Endowment " provide details and guide Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.


Kazuo Oniki

Chair of the Board


Katsuhiro Nagahama

Managing Director