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Industry Promotion Division, Commerce, Industry and Labor Department

4-1-10 Bancho, Takamatsu-city, Kagawa Prefecture, 760-8570


Basic information

Population *1

976 thousand

Labor force *1

471 thousand

Nominal GDP*2

3,802.2 billion yen

Number of Establishments*3

47,893 establishments

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  1. *1

    Population Census 2015, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

  2. *2

    Prefectural Citizens'Economic Accounts 2016, Cabinet Office

  3. *3

    "2016 Economic Sensus", Statstics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Basic information updated on:Nov. 2020

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Business Environment

Kagawa Prefecture supports corporate activities with extensive transport networks of land, sea, and air that connects Shikoku with Honshu and the rest of the world. With its mild climate throughout the year and a low risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, Kagawa is an ideal location for implementing the business continuity plan. Many of Japan's leading companies in construction machinery, shipbuilding, automotive parts, and electrical machinery fields operate in Kagawa Prefecture. They have attracted numerous supporting businesses with advanced fundamental technologies, such as metal processing, molds, and welding. Large-scale plants for primary materials such as chemicals, coal, and nonferrous metals are located mainly in industrial sites in coastal areas. Also, there are clusters of food-related companies, such as frozen foods and seasonings, throughout the prefecture.

Incentives

Incentives for attracting manufacturing businesses, etc.

Subsidies

Companies that set up factories in the prefecture are eligible to receive subsidies based on the Kagawa Prefectural Ordinance for Attracting Enterprises if they meet specific requirements.

Target facilities: Plants, test and research facilities, logistics bases, information processing-related facilities, etc.
Subsidy requirements: There are certain requirements for the amount of investment in fixed assets and the number of new permanent employees
Subsidy details: Subsidies for investment and employment

Industrial cluster information

Manufacturing industry

The prefecture's strength lies in its well-balanced industrial structure. There are clusters of companies with fundamental manufacturing technologies and food-related companies, and large-scale plants for primary materials located in the coastal areas. By maintaining and advancing this structure, we aim to achieve a regional economy that generates higher-quality employment, economic ripple effects, and added value.

Local companies

Tadano Limited, Okura Industrial Co., Ltd., Aoi Electronics Co., Ltd.

Educational/research institutes of the industry

Kagawa Industrial Technology Center

Information and communication related industry

As a hub for human resource development, personnel exchanges, and the creation of business models in the information and communications-related fields, we have established "Setouchi-i-Base" equipped with co-working spaces, creative workshops, and 5G networks. We are working to foster and attract information and communications-related industries.

Local companies

STNet, Inc.

Educational/research institutes of the industry

Kagawa University, Kagawa National College of Technology

Others

MAiZM, Kagawa Prefecture Information Service Industry Council

Living environment

Kagawa Prefecture International Exchange Association has established Kagawa Foreign Residents Support Center for foreign residents to provide various consultations in multiple languages.

Logistics and infrastructures

Sunport Takamatsu, facing the Seto Inland Sea, is a complex that includes an office building, a city hotel, Takamatsu Port Passenger Terminal Building, and JR Takamatsu Station. Capitalizing on its nationally unique location as the urban functions lying right by the sea, Kagawa Prefecture and Takamatsu City are working together to develop a new city at Sunport Takamatsu. The plan includes a new urban hub suitable for globalization and computerization, enhanced sea and land transport terminals as the gateway to Shikoku Island, and the waterfront area capitalizing on the Seto Inland Sea's beautiful landscape dotted with islands and Tamamo Castle (Tamamo Park). Free Wi-Fi is also available. It takes about 40 minutes to Takamatsu Airport by airport bus.

Air:
Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes from Tokyo (Handa)
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes from Tokyo (Narita)
Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes from Okinawa

Map of Kagawa

Support

Kagawa Prefecture has established a one-stop service desk to liaise with related organizations and provide prompt and proper support for various information on setting up a business and solving operational issues. We have also established the Kagawa Prefecture Tokyo Office of Industrial Promotion and the Kagawa Prefecture Osaka Office to provide seamless support in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Kansai region.

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