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Fukuoka Prefecture is committed to extending the support necessary to further the creation of core industrial clusters in the region and to nurture their growth over the long term.

Invest Fukuoka (Fukuoka Foreign Investment Promotion Center), established in November 2002, is a one-stop provider of solutions, from offering information to supporting business startups, for international companies planning to invest or expand their businesses in Fukuoka.

Invest Fukuoka Provides:
Information on real estate (offices, houses), infrastructure, labor, local partnership candidates and prefectural or municipal incentives.
Assistance with locating appropriate factory and office sites.
Assistance with business registration, staff recruitment, and introductions to translators and legal and accounting professionals.
Business matching services for international companies looking to form partnerships with Fukuoka-based companies.
Long-term business support.

To better assist international companies considering investment in Fukuoka, the prefecture has established representative offices in San Francisco, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

Prefectural Incentives
Diverse incentive programs are available for companies establishing a presence in Fukuoka. The prefectural government’s programs, in combination with incentives offered by individual cities in the prefecture, provide generous assistance to non-native businesses. In addition, financing from the Development Bank of Japan is also available.

Subsidies for Promoting Investment from Foreign Companies
Eligible Industry Conditions Grants
Manufacturing
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 500 million and 10 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 5 billion and 50 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 5 billion and 100 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 10 billion and 150 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 30 billion and 300 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed
2% of the acquisition costs for buildings, machinery and equipment or half of the lease costs
*Up to JPY 150 million per event
*Up to JPY 300 million per event
*Up to JPY 500 million per event
2.5% of the acquisition costs for buildings, machinery and equipment or half of the lease costs
*Up to JPY 800 million per event
3% of the acquisition costs for buildings, machinery and equipment or half of the lease costs
*Up to JPY 1 billion per event
Specialized services and peripheral industries
{See Note}
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 300 million (or annual lease expenses for equipment shall exceed JPY 20 million), and 10 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed (or 50 or more for a call center)
2% of the acquisition costs for buildings and equipment or half of the lease costs for 3 years; up to JPY 30 million
Half of the annual cost of leased communication lines for 3 years; up to JPY 60 million
JPY 300,000 per employed prefectural residents at the time of employment (JPY 500,000 for employees of call centers)
  * Up to JPY 500 million per event
Distributor, Whole Sales, Warehouse, Packing Service Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 300 million (or fix-assets amount appraised in case of lease), and 10 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed
2% of the acquisition costs for buildings and equipment
JPY 300,000 per employed prefectural residents at the time of employment
  * Up to JPY 100 million per event
Air Career
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 500 million (or fix-assets amount appraised in case of lease), and 10 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed, and its headquarters shall be in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 5 billion (or fix-assets amount appraised in case of lease), and 50 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed, and its headquarters shall be in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 5 billion (or fix-assets amount appraised in case of lease), and 100 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed, and its headquarters shall be in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Capital investment (excluding land value) shall exceed JPY 10 billion (or fix-assets amount appraised in case of lease), and 150 or more prefectural residents shall be newly employed, and its headquarters shall be in Fukuoka Prefecture.
2% of the acquisition costs for buildings, machinery and equipment or half of the lease costs
* Up to JPY 150 million per event
* Up to JPY 300 million per event
* Up to JPY 500 million per event
2.5% of the acquisition costs for buildings, machinery and equipment or half of the lease costs
* Up to JPY 800 million per event
Note: Specialized service and peripheral industries includes software, information processing, engineering and design companies; information providers and natural science laboratories.
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