EXPANSION THROUGH THE ATTRACTION OF INDUSTRY

The Ishii Industrial Estate has been developed as industrial land since 1974, in an attempt to improve and develop the city's economy TDK and the Chemical Testing Association established premises here, and started operations in 1982. In 1990 it was also decided to invite the Kyushu Judenso Co.,Ltd. The Nikka Whisky Kyushu Distillery, with its park -1ike grounds in Nishiarita, started operations in 1989, and receives 300 thousand visitors a year. In addition, in 1990 the decision was made to establish the NishiNthon Daishinto Kyushu Hita Meiji Restoration Village in the same area. This is not only effective simply because of the increased employment, stablization of the population and added investment; it also provides good public relations for Hita, and may be expected to exercise an enormous infiuence on the wide-sphere economy.

The TDK Mikumagawa factory;

11 million video tapes are

producted each month.





The Nikka Whisky Kyushu Distillery

is popular for its scenic grounds.





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