Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Asia-Pacific Import Mart and West Japan General Exhibition Hall are located just north Of Kokura Station in Kitakyushu and is part of the redevelopment of the old indistrial/port area.
It's part of Kitakyushu's FAZ (Foreign access zone) an attempt, somewhat successful, to forge stronger links between North Kyushu and the mainland of Asia.
It was finished in 1998 and was designed by Nikken Sekkei.
The AIM is home to a variety of restaurants and shops featuring products from the Asia Pacific region.