sitemapcontact us
HomeIndustriesWhy FukuokaCase StudiesCompany DirectryInvest Fukuoka

INVEST FUKUOKA
HomeWhat's New
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
06/06/16
Kyushu Expressway Reopens
The Kyushu Expressway, which was partially closed in the wake of the Kumamoto Earthquakes, reopened on Apr. 29 just in time for Golden Week. On Apr. 29, the Kumamoto Service Area in Kumamoto City bustled with tourists traveling along the highway. The reopening of Kyushu's major artery is expected to accelerate the pace of Kumamoto's reconstruction efforts.

06/06/16
Kitte Hakata Opens
On Apr. 21, the Kitte Hakata building, located next to JR Hakata Station, opened. The new building features about 180 stores, including the flagship Hakata Marui-the Tokyo-based Marui Group's first foray into Kyushu. It has three floors below ground, 11 floors above ground and a total floor area of 64,000 m2. In addition to 50 eateries, the building also houses a Fukuoka University-affiliated clinic and a large Uniqlo store. Approximately 80,000 people visited Kitte on the first day. The building, together with the neighboring JR Hakata City (which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary), is expected to attract a large number of consumers and nearby office workers.

05/26/16
Shiida-Minami ~ Buzen Section of Higashi-Kyushu Expressway Opens
On Apr. 24, the 7.2 km Shiida-Minami ~ Buzen stretch of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway interchanges—the only unfinished section of the expressway in the prefecture—opened, thus enabling uninterrupted travel all the way from Kitakyushu City to Miyazaki City. The opening of this final section has created a circulating network of north-south and east-west expressways in Kyushu and is expected to facilitate the exchange of people and things throughout Kyushu. Now that there is direct highway access to Kitakyushu Airport and the ports of Kitakyushu and Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture will strive to market local agricultural products and promote the creation of cutting-edge industrial clusters for the automobile and aerospace sectors.

05/26/16
Fukuoka Prefecture Establishes Manufacturing Improvement Support Center
On Apr. 6, Fukuoka Prefecture opened the Manufacturing Improvement Support Center inside the Yoshizuka Government Building next to the Prefectural Office. The new center will help small and medium-sized manufacturing companies on the cutting edge of their respective fields expand their operations and secure talent. In line with this, the Prefecture has doubled the number of advisors from two to four. These advisors, all of whom have work experience with major manufacturers, will visit small and medium-sized manufacturers to advise them on operational streamlining and opportunities to obtain public funding. With the new center, eligibility for support has been expanded to include the sectors of renewable energy, medical devices, aircraft, food production and organic electroluminescence. The Prefecture aims to create 1,000 jobs over the next three years.

05/26/16
Startup Personnel Matching Center Opens in Fukuoka
As part of its National Strategic Special Zone efforts, Fukuoka City opened a Startup Personnel Matching Center to help newly established companies attract and retain talent. The Center, which is located inside the Startup Cafe in Imaizumi, helps match new companies (formed within the last five years) with the people who have the skills and experience these companies need. It also advises people looking to work for young companies. This is the first such initiative in the country. In May 2014, Fukuoka City was designated as a National Strategic Special Zone, and it opened the Startup Cafe in October of the same year. The Cafe has helped 53 companies get off the ground between Oct. 2014 and Feb. 2016.

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |
|| Home || Fukuoka Welcomes You || Industries || Why Fukuoka || Case Studies || Company Directory ||
|| Invest Fukuoka || Site Map || Contact Us ||