Investing in Japan
Regional Information Akita
Monodzukuri (manufacturing) Akita, aiming to gather automobile and aircraft-related industries
Your Regional Guide : Takafumi Oyama
3-1-1 Sanno,Akita-city,Akita Prefecture 010-8570
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Akita Prefecture is directly connected to the Tokyo Metropolitan Area via a high-speed transportation network including Akita Airport, the Akita Shinkansen, and Akita Expressway. It is also connected to the major cities all around the world via Northeast Asian cities through three containership services a week across the Sea of Japan to Busan, Korea.
Akita Expressway and Tohoku Expressway provide approximately three-hour access from Akita to Sendai and seven hours to Tokyo.
Akita Airport has daily flights to Japan’s major cities of Tokyo (nine flights), Osaka (six flights), Nagoya (two flights), and Sapporo (four flights). Odate-Noshiro Airport serves two daily flights to Tokyo.
Three container ship services operate a route from Akita Port to Busan weekly, also connected to China (Dalian-Qingdao and Shanghai). The total volume of the cargo shipped in 2016 was 50,802 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit), the second largest in the Tohoku region following Sendai Shiogama Port.
The Akita Shinkansen provides travel between Akita City to Tokyo in just four hours and to Sendai City in just two hours.