Subsidies

Comprehensive range of support

Special subsidies for technologically-innovative businesses in the environmental protection and energy industries
Offers support relating to facilities and plants for the environmental protection and energy industries, as well as enterprises in the development of new types of materials / products / equipment, etc.
1) Subsidies on facilities A maximum subsidy of 1 billion JPY, which can include: - 7% of the total investment including land price (when the enterprise purchased industrial land in Kitakyushu, a subsidy of 14% of the total investment is provided) - 1/2 of the rent for building, land, and equipment of the first year
2) Subsidies on employees No upper limit for the subsidy: - For newly recruited, long-term contracted employees: 300,000 JPY/person; R&D Subsidy: 1 million JPY/ person - For part time workers 150,000 JPY/person
Subsidies for enterprises having offices in urban area
1) Subsidies on facilities A maximum subsidy of 15 million JPY, which can include: 1/2 of the rent and expenses for common benefit of the first 2 years (3 years for enterprises with offices in downtown area)
2) Subsidies on employees A maximum subsidy of 10 million JPY which can include: - For newly recruited, long-term contracted employees: 300,000 JPY/person; - For part time workers 150,000 JPY/person
Industrial siting promotional subsidy
1) Subsidies on facilities A maximum subsidy of 1 billion JPY, which can include: - ★2% of the total investment including land price (if the enterprise purchases industrial land in Kitakyushu, a subsidy of 6% of the total investment is provided) - 1/2 of the rent for building, land, and equipment of the first year
2) Subsidies on employees No upper limit for the subsidy: - For newly recruited, long-term contracted employees: 300,000 JPY/person; - For part time workers 150,000 JPY/person
Tax exemptions based on the law to promote industrial siting

Three-year exemption from property tax on facilities, building, and land where the enterprises are located.
To take advantage of the above subsidy, please submit an "Enterprise Siting Plan" beforehand.

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Future Environmental Technology Development Grant

This grant covers research and development expenses for empirical research in environmental technology that is fresh, original, and has a high likelihood of being implemented.

Grant amount 10 million maximum JPY, covering between 1/3 and 2/3 of project expenses
Fixed Asset Tax Exemption

Of companies operating in the Green Asia International Strategic Comprehensive Special Zone, for those companies that receive the zone’s tax assistance, or those that can receive special low-interest or interest-free financing, land, buildings, and equipment will be exempt from fixed asset taxes for three years. The exemption will apply to fixed assets acquired during the period from April 1st, 2012, to March 31st, 2017.

Industrial siting promotional capital loan
Loans 1) Loan purpose: The loan is provided for the payment of total cost of an enterprise, including land price, equipment cost, and the construction cost for office buildings, industrial water piping system, and high voltage power system.
2) Loan period: 10 years or less (can also be delayed for a maximum of 2 years)
3) Loan amount: Within 80% of the total cost (mentioned in Loan Purpose); 1 billion JPY for each enterprise
4) Loan interest: the annual interest rate is 1.45% (variable)

Note: All programs require that applications and appraisals take place before projects begin. Please contact us.
*For more information about other subsidies, please contact us directly.
(City of Kitakyushu Corporate Assistance Guide:http://kitakyu-kigyorich.jp/)
(Green Asia International Strategic Comprehensive Special Zone: http://greenasia.jp/)