Car Island Kyushu
Silicon Island Kyushu
Food Island Kyushu
Competing on an International Level

Global Japanese Enterprises

Foreign Enterprises

Special Focus

Boasting the Worlds Best Technologies and the Human Resources to Back It Up
Kyushu: The Foundation of Japan's Technological Strength

Home to outstanding human resources

The roots of Kyushu’s strong manufacturing culture began in ancient times when the island absorbed influences from continental cultures and became a leader in the Japanese ceramics industry. And complementing that, one of Kyushu’s main attractions is surely our outstanding human resources, which include talented engineers who are devoted to study and research. For example, Toyota’s automobile production plant in Miyata, which provides technological guidance to other plants in Japan and around the world, has been called the best automobile plant anywhere in the world, both in terms of its technology and the quality of its staff. Numerous small and medium businesses that lead their fields on the global stage provide further evidence of Kyushu’s high level of technology and the outstanding personnel who have the skills to put it to effective use.

Promoting cooperation between industry and academia

Kyushu’s culture has been open to the outside world and our people have been interacting with other parts of Asia since the beginning of recorded history. As a result, we have developed a nature that is eager to seek and take hold of opportunities. Businesses, academia and government agencies work together to cultivate highly skilled engineers and technicians who can advance IT and semiconductor development and manufacturing. They also support entrepreneurs who create new businesses, including venture enterprises and companies that work with other parts of Asia. In addition, Kyushu has the extensive educational resources and business incubation infrastructure needed to support these efforts.

Kyushu University Academic City
Organization for Promotion Academic City by Kyusyu University
Selected as an educational institute of national priority and one of the top centers for research and development on hydrogen technologies. Industry and government agencies are working in cooperation with academic institutions to make this a world-class intellectual center that promotes information and knowledge exchange between Japan and the rest of Asia.

Kitakyushu Science and Research Park
Kitakyushu Science and Research Park
Established jointly by the University of Kitakyushu, the Kyushu Institute of Technology Graduate School, and the Waseda University Graduate School. Working in cooperation with local enterprises, automobile and semiconductor businesses, and the Kitakyushu City government, these universities are conducting the Car Electronics Conception project here in this Park. The goal of this project, the first of its kind in Japan, is to educate and train experts with the advanced skills needed to combine automobile and semiconductor technologies.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Rich in an international environment and flavor, more than half the students at APU come from abroad. The university’s talented graduates are valued highly by both the local and international businesses, both Japanese and foreign, that they join and they are helping to build connections between Japan and the rest of the world.

Kyushu-Asia Institute of Leadership
Kyushu-Asia Institute of Leadership
Started by 27 business, academic, and government organizations to cultivate the next generation of Asian economic leaders. Visiting lecturers from the upper echelon of the global business world have included the CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, and the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohammad.

Fukuoka LSI
College of System LSI, Fukuoka
Also established through the cooperation of businesses, academic institutions and government agencies, Fukuoka LSI is the first organization in Japan dedicated to the training of system LSI technology experts. Located adjacent to Sony Corporation’s Design Center, in an area where companies from IT- and semiconductor-related industries have gathered, this environment of around 110 companies and 6000 employees is almost unheard of on a nationwide scale.

"Competing on an International Level"

Links Brochure(PDF) Contact Us

back to page top
Copyright (c) 2018 KYUSHU ELECTRIC POWER CO. INC. All Rights Reserved.