Hokkaido is the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago.
Hokkaido is located in the northernmost of Japan, and is also the largest prefecture in Japan, occupying 22% of Japan’s total land area.
Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, is located at 43 degrees latitude, which is almost the same latitude as Rome, Boston, Toronto and so on.
Four Distinct Seasons
Abundant Delicious Foods
Cool and comfortable climate, even in summer.
Due to cool climate, Hokkaido has fewer pests, and is ideal for agriculture and livestock industry.
The four distinct seasons highlight the beauty of natural landscapes, and are an important resource for the tourism industry.
Comfortable Living Environment
Enjoy a relaxed, comfortable new life.
Rent is relatively cheap, and commute time to office are short.
Abundant leisure and recreational activities are possible throughout the four seasons in Hokkaido.
Access (Air Routes)
22 scheduled international flights, covering 19 cities in the world.
The Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened in March 2016 and has connected Hokkaido to other cities in Japan.
The Shinkansen connects Tokyo and Hakodate in approximately 4 hours.
The section between Hakodate and Sapporo is scheduled to open in FY 2030. (Time required between Tokyo and Sapporo: 5 hours)
Excellent Human Resources
Educational Institutions in Hokkaido can provide excellent human resources.
Hokkaido has 39 public and private universities, 17 junior colleges and 4 technical colleges, which provides a variety range of specialist human resources.
These universities continue to attract increasing numbers of students visiting from overseas, creating a vibrant international academic environment.
Research and Development Institutions
Diverse research and development institutions provide powerful support for advancing businesses.
The Hokkaido Research Organization covers a wide variety of fields such as agriculture, fishery, forestry, manufacturing, food products, environment, geology, and construction. The institution provides integrated support for cross-field research and technology.
Major universities throughout Hokkaido have systems in place to support collaboration with business. In recent years, numbers of joint research projects are on the rise.