Fukuoka Smart East
Fukuoka City has played a key role as gateway to Japan for the rest of Asia for more than 2,000 years. Its close proximity to the continent gives Fukuoka a geographical advantage as a business location since it is very easy to make one-day trips to major cities such as Taipei, Shanghai and Seoul, etc.
Being endowed with an abundance of young talent, convenient access to its center via compactly connected urban functions such as its port and airport, reasonable business cost, and the lower price and property rent levels, Fukuoka has a number of competitive advantages over other Japanese cities.
Through its designation as a “National Strategic Special Zone for Global Startups and Job Creation” in 2014, Fukuoka has been hard at work to transform itself into the world’s most startup-friendly city. Fukuoka is a city with pioneering spirit, striving to find solutions for social issues by utilizing deregulation measures under the special zone scheme.
Fukuoka Smart East
Creating the world’s most liveable smart city.
One of the world’s most liveable cities is evolving into one of its most advanced.
Fukuoka will bring together cutting-edge technology, innovative thinkers, and sustainable practices to create the largest smart city in Japan. Join us as we develop the future of smart living!
Designing Fukuoka Smart East
Fukuoka Smart East is poised to be the smart city of the future where innovation and comfortable living meet. Fukuoka City, while compact, is rich with natural elements and bustling urban spaces. However, as with many areas in Japan, the declining birthrate, aging society, decreasing population, and environmental issues are at the forefront of many peoples’ minds. Taking a proactive approach to these issues, Fukuoka Smart East aims to create a futuristic city where comfortable living and innovation intersect to make a sustainable city. As smart city initiatives are launching both in Japan and overseas, Fukuoka City is ready to take on the challenge and develop the future of urban redevelopment.
Building the Future of Fukuoka
To succeed, the project needs contributions from local community members, field experts, and those who are passionate about cutting-edge technology that will solve social issues. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the Fukuoka Smart East initiative, please don’t hesitate to contact us at this address：SmartEAST.HUPB@city.fukuoka.lg.jp