Regional Information Kitakyushu city

KITAKYUSHU Environment and Technology City

Your Regional Guide : Shinichi Kobayashi

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Kitakyushu city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Living environment

Kitakyushu City is a compact and comfortable area where nature and urban functions merge. It has well-established medical facilities. Equally, the City is equipped with sophisticated childcare amenities. The climate is mild and it is also rarely hit by earthquakes, typhoons, snowfalls, and natural disasters which reduce the overall risks. This creates an ideal environment for living and setting up business.
Living costs in Kitakyushu are 91.2 compared to Tokyo (100), showing more than a 10% cost advantage (Regional Difference Index of Consumer Prices in 2013 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
Kitakyushu International Association provides counseling services and legal advice for foreign residents once a month for free.

Health services catering to foreigners

City Hospital and other hospitals provide English-speaking staff.
Kitakyushu International Association dispatches medical interpreters.
Medical facilities providing foreign language services: Visit Fukuoka Medical Information Network website.

Available languages: English, Chinese, Korean and others (available languages may vary among hospitals)