Investing in Japan
Regional Information Kumamoto city
Your Regional Guide : Yuuki Yoshimura
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 November 2017.
|Population *1||0.74 million|
|Labor force *1||0.36 million|
|Area *2||390.0 km²|
|Major industries||Commerce and service, food, semiconductor-related, transportation equipment and machinery, medical products|
|Land price(for 1m²) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||33,578|
|Number of Employees *6||348,598|
Strength of the region's industries and economy
Kumamoto City is located in the middle of Kyushu with a population of 740,000 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.
|Incentive target industries||
Manufacturing, road cargo transportation, packaging, warehousing, software business, information processing/provision, services incidental to Internet, designing, contents business
|Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)||
[Companies newly establish/expand/relocate the following offices in or to the City]
[Details of the subsidies]
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|