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New Year's greetings

This year, we would like to further enhance Kitakyushu’s strengths in manufacturing and environmental efforts, revitalize the local economy, and continue with the urban development process by utilizing Kitakyushu’s potential of being a “livable city”.

In the industrial sector, nursing care robots will be utilized for advanced nursing care demonstration; efforts will be made to centralize offshore wind power generation in the Hibikinada area; and the development of a “Manufacturing Environmental City” will be planned. Employment support for youths, women and senior citizens will also be offered through various programs such as the Scholarship Repayment Support Scheme which has been established for graduates who are employed in the city area.

In the area of child rearing and welfare, Kitakyushu aims to undertake measures that can meet each and every resident’s needs, such as operating restaurants for young children and providing assistance for senior citizens through the dementia support and care prevention center.

Furthermore, Kitakyushu plans to develop tourist and cultural sites by refining the appeal of the Kokura Castle area, with the objective of revitalizing the tourism sector. Kitakyushu also aspires to bring out the liveliness of the city around the Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu, which opened its doors in March.

Kitakyushu hopes to become: a city that overflows with vivacity, a city where every generation is actively involved, and a city that one wants to continue to live in.


International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176