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Regional Information Fukui

Monodzukuri (manufacturing) Fukui, ranked the highest in terms of happiness level in Japan

Your Regional Guide : Toshimasa Kanai

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Department of Business, Industry and Labor Business Attraction DivisionExternal site: a new window will open.

3-17-1 Ohte, Fukui-city, Fukui Prefecture 910-8580
Tel: 0776-20-0375 Fax: 0776-20-0678
t-kanai-hy@pref.fukui.lg.jp

Fukui

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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 0.81 million
Labor force *1 0.42 million
Area (square kilometer)*2 4,190.51
GDP *3 3,233,321million yen
Major industries Electronics and devices, chemistry, textiles, plastics, electrical machinery
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
190,300yen
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
159,200yen
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
272,300yen
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
11,800yen
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
55,700yen
Number of Establishments *6 45,272
Number of Employees *6 408,503
Offices overseas

Shanghai, China

JETRO office

JETRO Fukui

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Fukui is located in the center of Japan, close to both the Kansai and Chukyo regions and is also highly convenient with Tsuruga Port in place. Fukui is very active manufacturing prefecture and its shipment value of manufactured goods is approximately 2,000 billion yen. Other than a lens-crafting industry and textiles whose clustering ranks among the best in the world, electronic products and devices, electrical machinery, and chemical products have become key industries in Fukui with its approximate shipment value being 830 billion yen. Furthermore, people in Fukui are known to be hardworking and highly capable, ranked top nationally both academically and physically.

Technoport Fukui

Available incentives

  • A system of preferential treatment is in place that compensates companies up to 20% (5 billion yen maximum) of their fixed asset investments.
  • A system of subsidizing rent, cost of moving facility, and employee relocation is in place.
  • A system of 3-year reduction and exemption from real estate acquisition taxes and fixed-asset taxes is in place.
  • A stable supply of electricity with the lowest price in Japan is available.
Incentive name

Business Location Promotion Subsidy

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing
Distribution-related industry
Testing research centers
Information services

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)
  • Subsidizing the cost of land, buildings, and machinery devices up to 30% and 3 billion yen
  • Subsidizing business expenses such as the cost of transporting goods and fuel up to 300 million yen
Incentive name

Incentive to assist in accepting companies

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

When moving factories to Fukui, subsidies for rent, cost of moving facility, and employee relocation are provided.

Incentive name

Location Promotion Subsidy for R&D

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

R&D companies

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidized research fund up to 500 million yen for research centers located in the Reinan area, Fukui

Incentive name

Tax exemptions under the Business Location Promotion Act

Incentive type Prefential Tax Treatment
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing
Distribution-related industry
Testing research centers
Information services

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Reduction and exemption from real estate acquisition taxes and 3-year exemption from fixed-asset taxes, etc.

Incentive name

Tax exemptions under the Business Location Promotion Act

Incentive type Prefential Tax Treatment
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing
Distribution-related Industry
Testing research centers
Information services

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Reduction and exemption from real estate acquisition taxes and 3-year exemption from fixed-asset taxes, etc.

The Fukui Industrial Support Center offers free, ‘one-stop' information and advice about extending markets, sending experts, R&D, business innovation, various training, subsidies, etc.

Fukui Industrial Support Center