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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: +81-52-223-5401 Fax: +81-52-223-5404


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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 7.48 million
Labor force *1 3.74 million
Area *2 5,172.5 km²
GDP *3 35,447,523 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 college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 331,581
Number of Employees *6 3,637,298
Offices overseas

Shanghai, China (Joint office with Aichi Industry Promotion Organization)
Bangkok, Thailand (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. Aichi also represents the first place in the 10 sectors among the 24 industry sectors for which statistics are kept. It boasts gross production of 353.7 billion dollars, surpassing Denmark in terms of economic scale.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Aichi is home to corporate facilities for 597 foreign-affiliated companies, 83 of which are headquartered in the prefecture (as of February 2014).

Major companies headquartered in Aichi

Volkswagen Group Japan, Ikea Distribution Service

Companies with manufacturing plants or research facilities in Aichi

Pfizer, DuPont MRC DryFilm, Lubrizol Japan, Nikon-Essilor, Saint-Gobain

Company name Inside Japan Tours Ltd.External site: a new window will open.
Industry sector


Date of entry 1900/4/22
Motivation for selecting region

- As the company founder has stayed in Aichi before, we are familiar with the Nagoya area.
- Aichi is a convenient location between Tokyo and Kyoto, both of which are popular destinations among overseas tourists
- We are able to enjoy lower costs than in Tokyo.

Support provided by local government or JETRO

- JETRO Nagoya office introduced us to certified administrative procedures and other legal specialists.
- We received a subsidy from Nagoya City Hall.


As it is uncommon for overseas tourism companies to establish a business base in Nagoya, it was not necessary for us to locate our base in Tokyo since we mainly transact business online. Rather, we take geographical advantage of Nagoya’s location between Tokyo and the Kansai region (Kyoto) to attract contact from hotels and other related industries from both areas.

Company name Auto Tech Japan, Ltd.
Industry sector

Design of automobile automatic welding line

Date of entry A Japanese subsidiary was established in March 2013.
Motivation for selecting region

Accumulation of automobile industries and good environment for research and development

Support provided by local government or JETRO
  • Access to JETRO's Invest Japan Business Support center (IBSC)
  • Subsidiary

As we actively worked to penetrate into the global market, catching up with the globalization of the automobile industry, we came to Japan with the aim of business building and the development of the new business in collaboration with the companies with technical capabilities. We chose Aichi, because the area was active in automobile industry and the development of new technologies, which helped the environment for the research and development to be in good condition. For the meantime, we are engaged in design works ordered by our headquarters in China in collaboration with Japanese companies. But in the future, we look to develop the Japanese market through accepting orders for design and production work from Japanese clients and through developing our own products. When we came here, we used a rental office, and had various supports such as collection of information on business and office.

Available incentives

- Supporting companies in finding new locations or R&D and demonstration tests
- Subsidy Program to Promote Investments in the Cutting-Edge Sectors of the 21st Century
- Supporting companies in the prefecture in reinvestment efforts or supporting small and medium-sized companies in supply-chain and other fields
- Provision of one-stop services concerning investment environments, etc., by Aichi-Nagoya International Business Access Center (I-BAC)
- Provision of partial support by the Greater Nagoya Initiative (GNI) for expenditure on registration and other procedures (under certain conditions)

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, Provision of facilities including a incubation office

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

Aichi-Nagoya International Business Access Center

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. “Aichi Brand Companies” are all companies with world-class products and technology, distinctive management principles and unique strengths. 286 companies were certified as “Aichi Brand Companies” between FY2003 and FY2012, and straightforward 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 approximately 540 companies, universities, research institutions, etc., in the greater Nagoya area that wish to partner with overseas companies.

    <Support for Local Member Companies>
    Various supports is provided in introducing local firms about which foreign firms have expressed an interest and in providing specific business matching. Consultations are provided for business transactions between local companies and foreign companies (for specialized consultations, such as international law or accounting issues, specialists will be introduced).English language informational materials containing business information about Aichi is provided for business presentations made overseas. Introductions are provided during overseas PR. Consultations are provided regarding regulations, etc., involved in business transactions with overseas companies.

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