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Fukuoka Ranked Number One City for Potential Growth

The Nomura Research Institute announced the results of their survey of Japanese cities in terms of prospective growth. The 23 wards of Tokyo were placed number one in terms of current capacity for industrial emergence, with Fukuoka second, and Kyoto third. Regarding potential for growth, which measures the emergence of industry in each city against future prospects for development, Fukuoka came out on top, with Kagoshima ranked second, and Tsukuba third. Fukuoka was noted for its tolerance of diversity, spirit to take on new challenges, and promotion of innovation; factors that are likely to see new industries emerge in future. Kagoshima was praised for its regional cooperation, and acceptance of human resources from outside of the area. Source: Sankei Shimbun, 7/5/2017

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Published: Jul 13, 2017 / Last Updated: Jul 13, 2017