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Regional Companies a Century Old: 1,721

The Fukuoka branch of Tokyo Shoko Research conducted a survey revealing there are 1,721 companies in Kyushu and Okinawa Prefecture that are at least 100 years old. The oldest is Kawaguchi Bunten of Nagasaki Prefecture, a food products retailer that opened in 1470. More than one-third of the companies, or 553, are located in Fukuoka Prefecture. Kumamoto has the second-highest total with 251. TSR thinks these companies are a good bet for investment.

Published: Oct 1, 2009 / Last Updated: Oct 1, 2009

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