Investing in Japan
Investing in Japan’s local regions
In order to contribute to revitalization of local regions, JETRO provides foreign companies or foreign-affiliated companies considering investing in Japan’s local regions with information and support under the cooperation of local governments and related entities.
- JETRO "Invest in Japan" Newsletter
- Fukushima: Innovation hub for high-quality medical devices
Fukushima is one of Japan's top-ranking prefectures in the production of medical devices. The presence of leading global medical device manufacturers and many local companies with distinguished craftsmanship results in world-class medical device development and production.
- Fukuoka: Where open innovation begins
Fukuoka Prefecture, the heart of the Kyushu economy, has become a center for global companies and research institutes that employ advanced technologies. The area of IoT in particular has rapidly grown in the region as a result of open innovation.
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Find information on attractive investment environments throughout Japan's local regions, including incentives, and examples of foreign-affiliated companies conducting business there. Also, learn about a variety of JETRO's support activities for foreign companies and foreign-affiliated companies considering investing or expanding business in Japan's local regions.
Find information by prefecture or city, collected in cooperation with local governments and organizations that can help you choose a destination for investment. Become familiar with major industries (scale, characteristics and R&D facilities), business climates (infrastructure, incentives and government support) and more. Comparisons of information and data by prefecture are also available.
Navigation system for investing in Japan’s local regions
Search by target industry
Information about the industrial clusters (major companies, related research institutions, etc.) in various regions of Japan.
Search based on logistics infrastructure
Information about Japan's land, sea and air logistics infrastructure.
Search based on living environment for foreign residents
Information on living environment for foreigners, such as living environments, International Schools and Health services catering to foreigners.
You can view the comparison of the each regional business information.
Basic Information of prefecture and major cities
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Logistics and Infrastructure maps
Japan boasts a highly effective transportation system, which provides reliable and punctual access to all corners of the country. The high-speed Shinkansen bullet trains connect cities throughout Japan to its capital, Tokyo, as does the extensive highway network. There are also numerous ports in constant use for domestic and international transport.