Investing in Japan
Regional Information Kumamoto city
Kumamoto, a base for exchange in the center of Kyushu
Your Regional Guide : Isamu Kiyota
Business Facilities Establishment Promotion Office
1-1 Tetorihoncho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto City 860-8601
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- Please note that inquires not regarding investment in Japan may not be answered.
The information below is as of January 2017.
|Population *1||0.74 million|
|Labor force *1||0.36 million|
|Area *2||390.3 km²|
|Major industries||Commerce and service, food, semiconductor-related, transportation equipment and machinery, medical products|
|Land price(for 1m²) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||32,027|
|Number of Employees *6||308,480|
Strength of the region's industries and economy
Kumamoto City is located in the middle of Kyushu with a population of 730,000 and with the city-center population exceeding 1,060,000. The City is endowed with both natural settings and sophisticated urban functions such as pristine ground water and abundant greenery.
In April 2012, the City became the 20th ordinance-designated city, joining the ranks of model cities of Japan.
On the industry side, there is a cluster of food business and semiconductor industries.There are also well-established automobile/two-wheeler industries as well as medical product businesses.
The city is prepared to offer one of the best subsidy programs and industrial parks in the country.
(1) Subsidy for factories and R&D facilities
Subsidy is available for municipal tax, acquisition of property/leasing, newly hiring as well as for business investment.
Preferential treatment is available for the 5 fields relating to food-related business, semiconductor business, transportation machinery business, medical product business and for environmental business. The subsidy rate will be increased by 1.5 times for these business fields.
Maximum amount totaling 3 billion yen is available as subsidy which is one of the highest in the country.
(2) Subsidy for business setup in city center
Subsidy is available for office setup such as sales office in the city center
Subsidy is available for acquisition of property/leasing as well as newly hiring
Maximum amount of 10 million yen is available as subsidy.
Services for investment in Japan
|Providing market information||Advice on the matters related to entering into Japanese market|
|Support for establishing a base||Consultation on the matters related to establishing a Japanese base, Provision of facilities including a incubation office|
- Kumamoto Industrial Support Foundation
Through the tie up between industry, academia and government, the foundation promotes industrial development based on advanced technologies by supporting R&D of small and medium enterprises and local business owners.
Technology development support
Market development support
HR development support
Various financing and subsidy programs
Matching up companies with potential partners/customer, etc.