1. Opening Remarks
There has been a recent increase in news of Taiwanese companies entering the Japanese market, such as stories of a major Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer building a semiconductor manufacturing plant in Japan and a major Taiwanese bank opening its second branch in Japan in Fukuoka.
Fukuoka City is among the growing cities in Japan, where the population continues to increase despite the fact that the population of Japan as a whole continues to decline. In recent years, both Fukuoka Prefecture and Fukuoka City have been taking active measures to attract foreign companies, with Fukuoka City having established a facility in Tenjin, the center of Fukuoka, for this very purpose. A&S Fukuoka LPC’s office (hereinafter, “A&S Fukuoka”) also is located in Tenjin, and since relocating to Fukuoka in 2021, co-author Mr. Usui has been providing support to overseas companies setting up operations in Fukuoka, and also cooperates with the local government to assist overseas companies.