Kagoshima (Japan)

Kagoshima City has a great combination of urban functions and colorful nature, as represented by the active volcano Sakurajima.
Located in southern Japan, the city is close to East Asian countries, and has served as a gateway of exchanges from ancient times. The opening of the entire route of the Kyushu Shinkansen Line has enhanced the city's express traffic network, and the Kagoshima Airport has multiple international air routes. With these conditions, Kagoshima aims to develop itself by utilizing its functions as a land, sea, and air transport hub close to the East Asia. 


  • 599,136 (2016)

Number of Households

  • 272,163 (2016)

Land Area

  • 547.55 km2 (2016)

Population Density

  • 1,094/ km2 (2016)

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 7,014,788 thousand yen
    • Secondary Industry: 204,030,422 thousand yen
    • Tertiary Industry: 1,742,391,369 thousand yen
    • (2010) 

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 742
    • Secondary Industry: 38,031
    • Tertiary Industry: 238,953
    • (2012) 

Annual Income per Capita

  • 2,692 thousand yen (2013)

Major Industries and Products

    • Services, Wholesale&Retail, Real Estate 

Major Policies

    • 6 fundamental goals to realize the city image, "People, City, Greenery: A City of Abundance Created by Everyone" 
    • (1) Cooperative City Forged By Citizens & Government
    • (2) A Place Where Water and Greenery Shine: Environmentally-Friendly Urban Development
    • (3) A City Overflowing With Charm, Life & Human Traffic
    • (4) Living Healthily in a Safe & Secure City
    • (5) A City With Pride Where Learning is a Joy
    • (6) Comfortable City With High Functionality for Citizen Support 

Revenue of the city budget

  • 241.1 billion yen (2017)

Number of City Employees

  • 5,459 (2015)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

  • Naples (Italy), Perth (Australia), Changsha (China), Miami (USA)

Relevant Projects of APCS

    The 9th Asian-Pacific City Summit Working-Level Conference in Kagoshima (2011)

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