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 November 2017.

Living environment

As being ranked top in overall ranking of "Survey on happiness level in all 47 prefectures", Fukui prefecture is a very livable prefecture. Fukui also has a perfect educational environment both in academics and sports with top-rank results in "National Assessment of Academic Ability" and in "National Survey of Physical Fitness, Athletic Performance and Exercise Habits". Furthermore, the prefecture is in a category with the lowest EQ insurance premium rate as its probability of earthquake occurring is evaluated low. Premium rate of earthquake insurance in the prefecture is categorized as the lowest in Japan.

International schools

Fukui International School
Accepts children aged 1-6 for all-day childcare (Monday to Friday)

Health services catering to foreigners

There are hospitals with services available in English, Chinese, German and French etc.
Medical interpreter service is also available via Fukui International Association