FUKUOKA in Numbers

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Population growth(number/rate) No.1 among ordinance-designated cities Learn more
Number of foreign visitor arrivals by port 3million/year (Fukuoka Airport+Hakata Port) Learn more
Foreign population growth rate No.1 among major cities Learn more
Nation’s most popular summer festival Hakata Gion Yamakasa Learn more
Prospective startup entrepreneur rate No.1 among ordinance-designated cities Learn more
Growth potential ranking of city Selected as the city with the highest growth potential Learn more
Traded products at major production markets (fishing ports) in Japan No.1 Learn more
Number of cruise ships calling in at port No.1 for 4 years in a row Learn more
Commuting Convenience No.1 among 44 world cities Learn more
Selected by UN Habitat as one of 26 case studies in the world Compact Principles for Quality of Life Learn more
Travel time from international airport to city center 11 minutes Learn more
Survey on public perceptions of Fukuoka City 97.8% answered they like Fukuoka City 97.1% found Fukuoka City livable Learn more

Source list

Population growth (number/rate)
National Census(2015)
Number of foreign visitor arrivals by port
Statistical Survey on Legal Migrants 2017(Ministry of Justice),researched by Fukuoka City Government.
*Landing permission for cruise ship tourists: A system allowing for landing through simplified procedures for foreign passengers of cruise ships designated by the Minister of Justice.
Foreign population growth rate
Statistics on Foreign National Residents (Ministry of Justice)
Ranking of popular summer festivals in Japan
Leisure Industry Data Oct.2017(SOGO UNICOM.Co.Ltd)
Festivals held in June.July and August only
Prospective startup entrepreneur rate
Researced by Fukuoka City "Employment structure basic survey 2017"
※Work applicant : Continuing employment among suppliers, Additional work, for change of job Total of work applicants
Growth potential ranking among 100 cities in Japan
Created by Fukuoka City based on the data of Nomura Research Institute
Total value of traded products at major production markets (fishing ports) in Japan
Annual Report of the Fukuoka Central Wholesale Fish Market
Number of cruise ships calling in at port
Press release as of January. 18, 2019 (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) * The figure for 2018 in the chart above is a preliminary figure. It is subject to change
Commuting Convenience
Global Power City Index (GPCI) YEARBOOK 2018
(Institute for Urban Strategies,The Mori Memorial Foundation)
Selected by UN Habitat as one of 26 case studies in the world
International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (UN-Habitat)
Travel Time to International Airports
Global Power City Index (GPCI) YEARBOOK 2017
(Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation)
Survey on public perceptions of Fukuoka City