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Regional Information Aichi

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Aichi-Nagoya International Business Access CenterExternal site: a new window will open.

Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry 7F, 2-10-19 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008
Tel: +81-52-954-6356 Fax: +81-52-223-5404


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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 7.41 million
Labor force *1 3.87 million
Area (square kilometer)*2 5,172.92
GDP *3 39,559,324 million yen
Major industries Transport machinery, general machinery, iron and steel, electrical machinery, plastics
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 338,644
Number of Employees *6 3,984,108
Offices overseas

Paris, France (Joint office with JETRO) / San Francisco, US (Joint office with JETRO) / Shanghai, China (Joint office with JETRO)

JETRO office

JETRO Nagoya

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Aichi Prefecture is located almost at the center of Japan. It has a rich natural environment, and an abundant workforce and human resources; all of them as a whole serve as a base for the well-balanced growth of industry, commerce and agriculture in the prefecture. In particular, Aichi Prefecture is the home of a cluster of manufacturing-related companies, in particular, in the transport machinery industry (automobiles, airplanes, etc.). From 1977 to today, Aichi has maintained its first place in Japan in terms of the value of its total shipments of manufactured products.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

There are 608 foreign companies in Aichi Prefecture, mainly in manufacturing industry (as of March 2017, survey by Aichi-Nagoya International Business Access Center). Aichi Prefecture, where many automobile-related companies represented by Toyota gather, and with sufficient transportation infrastructure, foreign companies are starting business one after another, with Volkswagen Group Japan has its head office, and ULJapan opening the Automotive Technology Center in June 2017.

Company name Umicore ShokubaiExternal site: a new window will open.
Country Belgium, Japan
Industry sector


Outline of business

R&D, manufacturing and sales of automobile catalyst

Date of entry 2013, October
Motivation for selecting region

Aichi Prefecture was selected because it is located at the center of Japan and there is easy access to the headquarters of automobile manufacturers.


Tokoname City, where the test center was established, is located on the opposite shore of Chubu Centrair International Airport, offering easy overseas access. We believe it is a suitable location for companies internationally expanding in the future.

Company name PPG PMC JAPAN CO.,LTD.External site: a new window will open.
Country U.S.
Industry sector


Outline of business

Business deployment of sealant and glass for aircraft

Date of entry April 1980
Motivation for selecting region

Aircraft support center was moved to Miyoshi City and expanded in January 2014. Because customers in Japan in aircraft business have a base in Aichi Prefecture and nearby, the company decided to expand business within Aichi Prefecture.


The environment of Aichi where nature and latest infrastructure are harmonized is often referred to as having many similarities with abroad. The region also developed many excellent human resources, and it is a region suitable for foreign manufacturers to start business.

Company name Fpt Japan Co.,Ltd.External site: a new window will open.
Country Viet Nam
Industry sector

Information and communication

Outline of business

Japanese subsidiary of Vietnam’s largest information and telecommunications technology company

Date of entry 2013, October
Motivation for selecting region

In order to obtain new customers in this region, which is the center of customer support and the automobile industry of Japan.


In Aichi Prefecture, there are many institutions that support the expansion of foreign companies into Japan, which are highly reliable in terms of providing information on business and life, and building a network. We recommend other foreign companies considering expanding into the region to utilize support institutes of the region.

Available incentives

Strongly support companies with “Japan’s No. 1” preferential system!

Incentive name

Subsidy Program to Promote Investments in the Cutting-Edge Sectors of the 21st Century.

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing related to aerospace, environment and new energy, healthcare & longevity, information and communication, advanced materials, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)
  • Investments in large-scale plants and laboratories in advanced and cutting-edge area are supported
  • Expenses eligible for subsidies: Expenses for acquiring fixed assets (excluding land)
  • Subsidiary rate: within 10% for plants, within 20% for laboratories
  • Cap: 10 billion yen
Incentive name

Subsidiary Program for Attracting New Aichi Creative Industry (type B)

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Among manufacturing business in the areas of aerospace, next generation automobiles, environment and new energy, robots, healthcare & longevity, information and communication, those in the areas of (1) parts and materials serving as the core of supply chain, and (2) having strong potential of growth

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)
  • Investments in large-scale plants and laboratories in core areas of supply chain and growing industries
  • Expenses eligible for subsidies: Expenses for acquiring fixed assets (excluding land)
  • Subsidiary rate: within 10%
  • Cap: 10 billion yen
Incentive name

new Aichi creative research and development subsidies

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

next generation automobiles, aerospace, environment and new energy, healthcare & longevity, robots, and others

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)
  • Research and development and demonstration experiments are supported in areas where strong growth can be expected
  • Expenses eligible for subsidies: Parts and raw material expenses, machinery and equipment expenses, consignment and outsourcing expenses, personnel expenses (excluding the internal labor cost), etc.
  • Subsidiary rate: within half (within two thirds for small and medium-sized enterprises)
  • Cap: 200 million yen (100 million yen for small and medium-sized enterprises)
Incentive name

Tax system to promote the location of industrial bases (exemption or reduction of real estate acquisition tax)

Incentive type Preferential Tax Treatment
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing business in aerospace related industry, business designated by the governor for each targeted district based on application from municipalities

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Relevant real estate acquisition tax is exempted (reduced) when land in either of the following districts is obtained or rented, and eligible residential buildings are newly built:
(1) Districts in the Special Zone to Create Asia’s No.1 Aerospace Industrial Cluster
(2) Regions designated by the governor as industrial site, etc. based on application from the head of municipalities where the above Zone is located

Incentive name

Support System for GNI Foreign Companies Location

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

All industries

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)
  • Eligible for subsidiary: Foreign companies newly establishing corporates, branches, and bases in Aichi, Gifu, or Mie Prefectures
  • Expenses eligible for subsidies: (1) Expenses for experts necessary for company registration, etc., (2) human resources agency commission, and (3) real estate agency commission
  • Cap: 500 thousand yen according to the amount of capital stock
Related Link
Industrial location guide: The Land of InnovationExternal site: a new window will open.
Incentive: Aichi IncentiveExternal site: a new window will open.

Services for investment in Japan

Providing market information Advice on the matters related to entering into Japanese market
Support for establishing a base Consultation on the matters related to establishing a Japanese base
Other Other services

The Aichi-Nagoya International Business Access Center (I-BAC) offers foreign firms thinking of expanding into Aichi Prefecture with the following services free of charge.

  1. Provides a variety of information about Aichi and Nagoya
  2. Provides information on business partners
  3. Provides information on incentives
  4. Provides information on locating sites for offices and factories
  5. Provides information on the transportation infrastructure
  6. Provides human resources information
  7. Provides daily living information, such as housing, education and medical care
  8. Provides consultations and advice on licensing and other procedures related to expansion into the area
  9. Introduces specialists and support companies


Support service

Database of candidate partners

  • "Aichi Quality" List of Aichi Quality CompaniesExternal site: a new window will open.

    The primary driving force behind Aichi's manufacturing industry, which boasts the highest shipment value of manufactured products in Japan over the long term, is the sincere and hardworking effort that goes into it.
    And amongst the manufacturing companies that support Aichi's manufacturing industry are some which are certified as “Aichi Brand Companies” for their excellence which helps promote Aichi manufacturing to Japan and the rest of the world. This certification started in FY2003. “Aichi Brand Companies” are companies with world-class products and technology, distinctive management principles and unique strengths. More than 300 companies were certified as “Aichi Brand Companies,” and outlines, major products and core competences (unique strengths) of these companies will be provided.

  • GNI(Greater Nagoya Initiative) Partners ClubExternal site: a new window will open.

    GNI actively works to promote partnerships between overseas companies and Japanese companies, universities, research institutions, etc., in the greater Nagoya area. The GNI Partners Club run by GNI supports the goal of GNI and is made up of over 500 companies, universities, research institutions, etc., in the greater Nagoya area that wish to partner with overseas companies.