You will save considerably on cost when locating to Fukuoka:
- Industrial land cost in Fukuoka is 13% of costs in Tokyo
- Commercial land is 21%
- Office rent is 71%
- Apartment rent is 56%
- Average salaries are 79%
Fukuoka was selected hottest city by some popular magazine.
- CNN GO
The most important point to consider, however, is the competitive risk associated with locating to Tokyo. You MUST find a reference customer to be successful in Japan. In Tokyo, you will be competing with numerous companies with little or no assistance from regional government. In Fukuoka, we assist you with obtaining your first reference customer so that you can successfully compete in the market and effectively build relationships with Japans major corporations. We advocate a Fukuoka-Test-Tokyo strategy: Establish a presence and find a reference customer in Fukuoka, test the market and your market strategy, and then use this knowledge to effectively compete in the Tokyo market when you are ready and your business can support the additional cost.
In other words, at FCOCA we help you establish a beachhead in the Japanese market at a fraction of the cost of Tokyo so that you can find a reference customer and grow your business effectively and at lower cost than your competition.