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Regional Information Kumamoto city

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Business Facilities Establishment Promotion Office

1-1 Tetorihoncho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto City 860-8601
Tel: +81-96-328-2386 Fax: +81-96-324-7004

Kumamoto city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 0.74 million
Labor force *1 0.36 million
Area *2 390.0 km²
GDP *3 *
Major industries Commerce and service, food, semiconductor-related, transportation equipment and machinery, medical products
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 33,578
Number of Employees *6 348,598
JETRO office

JETRO Kumamoto

Regional Profile

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.

Available incentives

Incentive name


Incentive type Subsidies
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]
Plant, logistics center, research and development facilities, call center, administrative center, office

[Details of the subsidies]

  1. Subsidies for land acquisition (subsidies provided for land acquisition and rent)
  2. Subsidies for employment promotion (subsidies provided for the employment of new permanent employees)
  3. Subsidies for capital investment (subsidies provided for investment in buildings and facilities)
  4. Subsidies for supporting establishment (subsidies provided for expenses on using cloud service)

Firm location guidance: Kumamoto City Firm Location Guidance

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