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Fukuoka: Best Investment Environment
About 20% of foreign companies in Japan with offices or factories outside Tokyo chose locations outside the Japanese capital due to a need for inexpensive investment cost. Rent, labor, and other costs of living and doing business in Tokyo are prohibitively expensive. Despite Fukuoka Prefecture's economic size and strength, business expenses are very reasonable, and combined with the low cost of labor, provide an excellent business environment.

Average industrial land prices in Fukuoka are 8% and 22% of those in Tokyo and Osaka, respectively.
Average commercial district land prices are 15% and 48% of those in Tokyo and Osaka, respectively.
Average monthly office rents are 53% of those in Tokyo, respectively.
Fukuoka offers a shorter, much less congested commute from home to office and industrial areas than both Tokyo and Osaka.



Low Labor Costs
In addition to the availability of convenient, inexpensive land, companies can readily recruit a multi-skilled, low-cost workforce for about 25% less than in Tokyo. Solid prefectural support is also provided upon satisfaction of minimal requirements.

Average monthly wages are 75% and 90% of those in Tokyo and Osaka, respectively.
With the ratio of job offers to job seekers lower than 1.0, companies’ various recruiting needs can be satisfied.
Generous prefectural incentives are provided to companies hiring at least ten Fukuoka residents.

Abundant Supply of Affordable Office and Facility Space
Fukuoka has an abundant supply of office buildings and convention facilities, and rent is much more affordable than in Tokyo and Kansai metropolitan areas.

Business centers in Fukuoka City, Kitakyushu City, Iizuka City, Kurume City and other locations offer new offices in close proximity to various commercial facilities, restaurants, and other multi-purpose facilities.
Fukuoka is one of the most popular locations in Japan for hosting international conferences.
Fukuoka International Congress Center opened in March 2003 and is the largest convention center in Kyushu with a hosting capacity of 3,000 people. Kitakyushu International Conference Center is also used for many international conventions with a hosting capacity of over 1,000 people.
Fukuoka Prefecture offers numerous industrial parks that are ideal for factories, laboratories and logistics centers.
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