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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


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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 0.78 million
Labor force *1 0.41 million
Area *2 4,190.5 km²
GDP *3 3,127,077 million yen
Major industries Electronics and devices, chemistry, textiles, plastics, electrical machinery
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 44,160
Number of Employees *6 372,509
Offices overseas

Shanghai, China,Thai, Bangkok

JETRO office


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

- Preferential treatment for providing financial assistance equivalent to up to 30% of the fixed asset invested, up to 5.5 billion yen in total from the prefectural government and a regional municipality
- Subsidy program for expenditure on rent, moving facilities, and employees’ relocation
- Tax reduction or exemption from real property acquisition taxes and those from fixed-asset taxes for 3 years
- Stable supply of electricity at the lowest rate in Japan

Incentive name

Business Location Promotion Subsidy

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing industry
Distribution-related industry
Information services
Headquarters’ functions (including R&D division)

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

Headquarters’ functions (including R&D division) in the manufacturing industry

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.)

Subsidy for research fund up to 1 billion yen for research institutes newly established in the Reinan area in Fukui prefecture

Incentive name

Exemption of real property acquisition tax based on the Business Location Promotion Act

Incentive type Preferential Tax Treatment
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing industry
Distribution-related industry
Testing and research institutes
Information services

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Tax reduction and exemption of real property acquisition taxes and tax exemption of fixed-asset taxes for 3 years, etc.

The Fukui Industrial Support Center offers a one-stop service free of charge for information and advice on exploration of new markets, support programs, experts dispatch programs, R&D, business innovation, various training, subsidies, etc.

Fukui Industrial Support Center