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Kanagawa

The information below is as of July 2014.

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Kanagawa Pref. Concierge

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International Business Division, Industry and Tourism Department, Industry and Labor BureauTo other site
1 Nihon-odori, Nakaku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-8588
TEL: +81-45-210-5565   FAX: +81-45-210-8875

Kanagawa

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Automotive-related industries

(Related sectors: Automobiles and automotive parts)

Attractive features

The transfer of Nissan’s Global Headquarters to Yokohama and the location of the R&D base of Mercedes-Benz here are part of a growing concentration of Automotive industry.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Bosch Corporation
  • Isuzu Motors Limited
Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • Bosch Corporation
  • Faurecia
  • Autoliv
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
  • RIKEN Yokohama Institute Yokohama Research Promotion Division
  • Yokohama National University
  • Keio University
  • Kanagawa University

40 universities and 30 graduate schools.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

[Concentration of automotive industry]
Kanagawa is one of Japan’s leading prefectures in terms of the concentration of automotive industry. The prefecture has a concentration of many globally well-known companies such as Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Isuzu Motors Limited, and Bosch. Especially, Nissan Motor was first established in Kanagawa Prefecture and conducts R&D and manufacturing in the prefecture with their Global Headquarters, research centers, and main plants established in the prefecture.
Automotive industry is the core industry of Kanagawa Prefecture that leads the present and future of the prefecture.

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IT and Electronics

(Related sectors: ICT, Cloud computing, Electronic Components, Devices and Semiconductors/ Precision Machinery)

Attractive features

[Concentration of IT and electronics industries]
The concentration level of the IT and electronics industries in Kanagawa Prefecture is at the nation’s top level. The prefecture has a concentration of many globally well-known companies such as Fujitsu, Cannon, Toshiba, Sony, and Rico.
Also, at Yokosuka Research Park, R&D bases of the cutting-edge information technology are gathered. In Yokohama, meetings for information exchange by a cluster of IT companies are held.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Canon Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
  • RIKEN Yokohama Institute Yokohama Research Promotion Division
  • Yokohama National University
  • Keio University
  • Kanagawa University

40 universities and 30 graduate schools.

*Please visit General Business Information pages for basic information on the region, including population, GDP, services for investment in Japan, and databases of local companies.

Biotechnology

(Related sectors: Biotechnology)

Attractive features

Kanagawaboasts accumulation of ventures leading the biotech industry.
Kanagawa was officially assigned as Life innovation special zone by law.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Shiseido Co.,Ltd.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Limited
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
  • RIKEN Yokohama Institute Yokohama Research Promotion Division
  • Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation For The Advancement Of Life Sciences
  • Yokohama National University
  • Keio University
  • Kanagawa University

40 universities and 30 graduate schools.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

[Concentration of bio industry]
The concentration level of the bio industry in Kanagawa Prefecture is at the nation’s top level. The prefecture has a concentration of many globally well-known companies such as Ajinomoto, Shiseido, Takeda Pharmaceutical, and Daiichi Sankyo Company.
There is also a concentration of R&D centers for state-of-the-art information communications technology at Yokosuka Research Park.
Events for information exchange and networking are held by the IT corporate group.

*Please visit General Business Information pages for basic information on the region, including population, GDP, services for investment in Japan, and databases of local companies.

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