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Regional Information Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi aims to accumulate medical-related industries
Your Regional Guide : Masaru Inagaki
Commerce, Industry ＆ Labor Department Enterprise Induction Promotion section
1-1 Taki-machi, Yamaguchi-city, Yamaguchi Prefecture 753-8501
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The information below is as of November 2017.
The prefecture has distinguished land, sea, and air infrastructures. It boasts its road network, which took first place in the comprehensive evaluation ranking of the satisfaction survey about roads in Japan. With its geographical advantage, Shimonoseki Port is developing as a gateway to Asia. In addition, an artificial island named Choshu Dejima is under construction in the offing of Shimonoseki.
Two expressways running east-west have outstanding access to major cities. The road infrastructure has been almost completed in all areas in the Prefecture under the “One hour from anywhere in the prefecture to the city center” initiative.
Ten flights a day fly from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Yamaguchi Ube Airport, an air gateway of the Prefecture. Hagi Airport and Iwami Airport, Kita-Kyushu Airport as well as Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, which was opened in December 2012, are in operation, too. In addition, flight service between Yamaguchi Ube Airport and Seoul (Incheon) is available for a limited period (from October 30, 2017, to March 24, 2018).
Located near China, Korea, and other East Asian nations, the prefecture has two specially designated ports, Shimonoseki and Tokuyama-Kudamatsu, and four designated ports, Iwakuni, Mitajiri-Nakanoseki, Ube, and Onoda. Regular ferry services operate from Shimonoseki Port to Korea (Busan) and China (Suzhou).
The Prefecture has five Shinkansen Stations. Access from anywhere in the prefecture is ensured.