Ten Important Facts about Kyushu!
Kyushu's GDP totals 367 billion dollars, exceeding that of the Netherlands and Australia. And its population is 13 million, about the same as the Netherlands.
From Kyushu, Asian cities can be easily reached. For example, it takes 75 minutes to fly to Seoul, 85 minutes to Shanghai.
Kyushu has seven airports with runways over 2,500 meters long, (some under construction). All regional cities are connected by expressways thereby linking all of Kyushu to major cities in Japan and more than 18 cities around the world.
Kyushu's IC production is valued at 10 billion US dollars per year, accounting for 10% of total world production.
Led by famous companies such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda, annual automobile related production exceeds 10 billion US dollars.
In 1999 the average price of industrial land in Kyushu(Fukuoka) was 250 US dollars per square meter, significantly lower than the area around Tokyo, which cost 1,214 US dollars per square meter.
The average rental cost for office space in Kyushu(Fukuoka) is 28 US dollars per square meter, or one third of Tokyo's and almost equal to rates in Taipei and Manila.
Kyushu hosts 68 universities in which 35 host science and engineering departments. More than 40,000 students graduate from these universities every year.
Yes. English-speaking medical facilities, and an international school and other facilities provide a safe and secure environment for non-Japanese residents.
Many foreign companies such as Hyatt International and, Teradyne, Texas Instruments have achieved a great success in Kyushu - so can you!