Yame (八女市, Yame-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on 1 April 1954 and has an estimated population of 69,907 after the mergers of Jōyō town (2006), Kurogi and Tachibana (2010) and the villages of Hoshino and Yabe. The total area is 482.53 km², which is the second largest area within Fukuoka Prefecture. Yamecha is produced in Yame and surrounding areas and is a tea known throughout Japan. Yame natives include former Livedoor CEO Takafumi Horie and NiziU leader Mako Yamaguchi (山口真子).