We have a good meeting with the team of government delegates from the Fukuoka City of Japan.
Fukuoka is a very interesting city. It is expected to grow in the years ahead especially in animation and media. In terms of rent, it is much lower than Singapore. Salary is about 35% cheaper than us. In general, it is much cheaper than most Japanese cities. It is well linked to other cities in Japan and the location is in the centre of Asia. Their government is looking at ways to grow the animation and media sector by providing support. Fukuoka is considered as a earthquake free zone. I am not surprise that someday, it will take over Tokyo.
It will really be exciting if Tiny Island can setup a branch in Fukuoka to tap on the creatives there to produce a Japanese version of the Dream Defenders trilogy. Something I have been thinking for sometime.
The immediate collaboration we are in planning stage is to go there to share our experience in IP creations for the global market. Hopefully this will encourage more Japanese indie producers to go global and build a whole new market for themselves. We will probably be there next year to present a industry talk and hopefully followed by running seminars there.