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Regional Information Saga

Saga Prefecture, the best place for BCP

Your Regional Guide : Atsushi Maeda

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Corporate Location Promotion Division, Saga Prefectural GovernmentExternal site: a new window will open.

1-1-59 Jonai, Saga-city, Saga Prefecture 840-8570
Tel: +81-952-25-7097Fax: +81-952-25-7384
maeda-atsushi@pref.saga.lg.jp

Saga

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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population*1 0.83 million
Labor force*1 0.42 million
Area*2 2,440.7 km²
GDP*3 2,681,129 million yen
Major industries Food/beverage products, electrical machinery, general machinery and equipment, metal products and chemicals
Wage*4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
178,600yen
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
147,900yen
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
145,200yen
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
247,100yen
Land price(for 1m²)*5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
12,900yen
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
39,800yen
Number of Establishments*6 39,101
Number of Employees*6 349,694
Offices overseas

Hong Kong

JETRO office

JETRO Saga

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Amongst all prefectures in Kyushu which locates geographically closest to Asia in Japan, Saga Prefecture is a strategically important region for transportation. Therefore, a good balance of companies is located here, such as: processing and assembly companies from the fields of electric machinery and general machinery; primary materials companies from the fields of chemicals and metal products; producers from the fields of food and beverage.
Its geographically superior characteristics enable it to support the activities and strategies of global companies.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Multiple foreign companies, including those engaged in IT and logistic business, already have their base in Saga Prefecture. Japan Cosmetic Center will be in operation in Karatsu City to attract foreign, cosmetic in particular, companies.

Company name ANYTEKSYS (a local subsidiary "K.K. Kachi Joho")
Country Korea
Industry sector

Manufacture and sales of automatic issuing machines (ID, etc.), network certification machines and other hardware.

Outline of business

Develops and provides services of necessary solutions for efficiency improvement such as automated machines to issue public certificates, electronic blackboards and e-learning. Specializes in solutions and consulting relating to reformation of administrative operations called "e-municipality". Experience in more than 10 local governments in Japan.

Date of entry April 2008
Motivation for selecting region

The company is planning a full-fledged business advance to Japan from this year as well, and based on its past joint development in the automatic issuing machine field with Saga City, has chosen Saga City as its locating site.

Available incentives

Subsidy Program for Company Location

- For investment value and employment of the companies that have established plants, testing and research facilities and distribution facilities (up to 5 billion yen depending on the requirements)
- For investment value and employment of the companies that have established a location for business-supporting services (up to 500 million yen depending on the requirements)

Tax Break

5-year-exemption and 5-year-reduction of the prefectural enterprise tax (i.e., exemption for the first 5 years; 50% exemption for the following 5 years); and tax exemption of the real property acquisition tax (companies are required to select either this tax break or the subsidy program above).
Note: The local municipalities also provide tax break programs, e.g., 5-year-exemption and 5-year-reduction program concerning the fixed asset tax, and a variety of subsidy programs.

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