Thanks to their location, both Kyushu and Okinawa are strategic regions which allow Japan to connect with nearby Korea, China and the whole East Asia region in general. Proximity and historical ties combine to create an excellent business environment.
Automotive and semiconductor industries are predominant in Kyushu while tourism and IT drive Okinawa's economy.
Long-established industries: ICT, semiconductors, automotive, foodstuffs. Growing industries: biotechnology, environmental technology, hydrogen energy, nanotechnology, robotics, content Industry.
Long-established industries: agriculture, foodstuffs, transportation equipment, electrical machinery and equipment, electronic parts, metal products, chemicals, pulp and paper products, pottery.
Long-established industries: shipbuilding, general machinery, electronic parts, fisheries, tourism, ceramic.
Long-established industries: agriculture, forestry products, fisheries and aquaculture, electronics (semiconductors), transportation equipment (automobile industries), food processing.
Long-established industries: agriculture, marine products, steel, petrochemical and chemical plants, electric and precision machinery industries, semiconductors, shipbuilding, traditional industries (breweries, cedar products, bamboo crafts).
Long-established industries: foodstuffs, electronic parts, chemicals, beverages, tobacco, rubber.
Long-established industries: foods, beverage, electrical and electronics, ceramic, metal.
Long-established industries: tourism, agriculture/fisheries, civil engineering/construction, petroleum, and wholesale/retail.
Picture: Kumamoto Suizenji-jojuen Park, Kumamoto Prefecture
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