Investing in Japan
Regional Information Saga
Saga Prefecture, the best place for BCP
Your Regional Guide : Tomokazu Nozaki
1-1-59 Jonai, Saga-city, Saga Prefecture 840-8570
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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)
|Population *1||0.85 million|
|Labor force *1||0.44 million|
|Area (square kilometer) *2||2,440.68|
|GDP *3||2,755,607 million yen|
|Major industries||Food/beverage products, electrical machinery, general machinery and equipment, metal products and chemicals|
|Land price(for 1square meter) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||40,450|
|Number of Employees *6||387,835|
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")|
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.
- 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 5 billion 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.
- Related Link
- Industrial location guide: Industrial Location Guide in Saga
- Incentive: Industrial Location Guide in Saga, Incentive Programs