Foa is a shogun colony of the Japanese Empire and has been inhabited by Japanese colonist since 1871. As of 1872 the island has a permanent population of 150 Japanese colonist.
The economy of Foa is dominated by Pineapple farming, with over 80% of its exports being pineapple.
The other 20% is divided up between fishing 8% and logging 6% with the other 6% being divided by service jobs.
Foa imports 60% of its food and 30% of its water. Over 45% of its imports are food and water.