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Kitakyushu An International City

Location of Kitakyushu City
Location of Kitakyushu City

Kitakyushu, Kyushu's northernmost city and an international city with a million people, borders on the main island of Japan across the Kanmon Strait.
Kitakyushu is near the Asian countries, and particularly because it is conveniently located on the straight line connecting Tokyo and Shanghai, has been blessed with prosperity as a gateway to Asia and as an industrial base in Japan.
Today, Kitakyushu is advancing diverse activities under the key word 'internationalization' on the basis of the fundamental plan of the 'Kitakyushu Renaissance,' whose basic concept is 'Toward Becoming an International and Technological City with Waterfront, Green Environment and Human Contact.'
The approach internationalization that Kitakyushu is undertaking through use of resources peculiar to the region can be generally classified into two courses of action.
One is to strategically advance economic exchange with other countries, taking into consideration the progress of economic internationalization based on the core concept of 'Pan-Yellow Sea Economic Region,' with the aim of changing the region's economic structure and generating a new urban energy.
The other course of action is to positively transfer accumulated industrial technologies and environmental preservation technologies to developing countries so as to contribute to the balanced development of the world.

Municipal flower:Sunflower
Because the corolla of the Sunflower always faces the sun and is filled with energy, the Sunflower was chosen to symbolize the dynamic Kitakyushu City.

Municipal flower:Sunflower
Municipal flower:Sunflower


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