Fukuoka Prefecture


Overview of Fukuoka Prefecture

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If you are looking for the fastest way to get to many major cities in East Asia, Fukuoka is your best choice.
The Fukuoka economic zone is Japan’s fourth largest city after Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya with a hinterland population of over 10 million.

Overview of Fukuoka Prefecture

Geographical advantages

Fukuoka, a transport hub both domestically and internationally and the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast

From the Fukuoka Airport, you can reach Hakata Station, a major station in Fukuoka, in only five minutes by underground. From Hakata Station, you can take a bullet train to arrive at Kagoshima, the south end of the Kyushu Island, in about one hour and at Osaka in about two hours and a half. Fukuoka, a hub of transport both domestically and internationally, is also the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast.

Geographical advantages

Size of the economy

Fukuoka boasts the fourth largest economy and population after Japan’s three metropolitan areas and is the centre of Kyushu.(*1) Size of the economy
Companies in Kyushu(*2,3,4)
Country/Region Number of Companies
Japan 2,900,000
Singapore 384,557
Kyushu 280,000
Hong Kong 120,000
  • *1: “Population Projections,” Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Mar. 2021
  • *2: “Business Registry Statistics,” ACRA, 2021
  • *3: “Breakdown of the number of corporations and amount of income by prefecture, Annual Statistics Report,” National Tax Agency, 2019
  • *4: “Companies Registries,” Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 2019

The convenience of working somewhere close to home

Daily life––Fukuoka rated the no. 1 city to live in by Japanese businesspeople*

Fukuoka City is an urban centre and a compact city that has an airport, port, convention facilities and urban district within a 2.5 kilometre radius. The city is valued for close access to work and a high quality of life (QOL). Food prices are the lowest and the price of daily necessities excluding rent is the second lowest among 21 major cities in the country, making the city more attractive regarding its low cost of business and living.

* Based on a survey of 1,000 businesspeople in Japan by Nikkei Research Institute of Industry and Markets

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