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The information below is as of November 2017.

Medical equipment-related

(Related sectors: Life science, Electronics)

Attractive features

Fukushima is one of the country's major "prefectures producing medical devices". The value of commissioned production of medical devices and value of parts production for medical devices are the country's top level, and many manufacturing bases of major medical device companies are located in the prefecture. Also, many small and medium-sized enterprises that strongly support this area of manufacturing have accumulated here and form a major cluster in the country.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Olympus Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson K.K.

Medical Company

  • Japan Becton, Dickinson and Company.
  • Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd.
  • The Best Medical Supporter
  • Fuji Systems Corporation
  • Tommy
Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • Johnson & Johnson K.K.Medical Company

・Japan Becton, Dickinson and Company.

  • Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Nihon University College of Engineering
Fukushima Medical University
Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre
Fukushima Medical Device Industry Promotion Agency
Fukushima, Medical and welfare equipment Industry Council

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Utsukushima (Beautiful Fukushima)Next Generation Medical Industry Agglomeration Project

Renewable energy

(Related sectors: Environment and Energy, Life science)

Attractive features

Fukushima prefecture has a target to cover 100% of energy demand with renewable energy by 2040. In order to achieve this goal, it is working on the development of state of the art technology while being supported by academy, industry and government collaboration such as National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). The prefecture is working on the accumulation of robot-related industries that are expected to be utilized in areas such as disaster response, medicine and welfare, agriculture, and logistics.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Kureha
  • Nippon Kasei Chemical Co.Ltd.
  • Kunimine Industries co.,LTD.
  • Nihon Kagaku Sangyou Co.,LTD
  • SANNo Co., Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry
Cluster Plan
  • R&D of technology of offshore wind turbine(Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry)
  • Supprot Program for Local Innovation Strategy (Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Action Plan for Advanced Renewable Energy Based Prefecture(Fukushima prefecture)
Academy,Industry and Government Collaboration
  • Fukushima Association for Promotion of Renewable Energy Related Industry

Robot industry

(Related sectors: Environment and Energy (Smart Grid), Life science, Electronics)

Attractive features

Fukushima is working on the concentration of robot industry which has potential in disaster response, medical care, agriculture and physical distribution, along with the promotion of development of robot industry based on Fukushima Innovation Coast Scheme (METI)

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • CYBERDYNE Inc.
  • Kikuchiseisakusho Co.Ltd.,
  • Japan Automatic Machine Co.Ltd.,
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Nihon University College of Engineering
Fukushima University
University of Aizu
Iwaki Meisei University
National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
Fukushima Technology Centre
Koriyama Technical Academy
Naraha Remote Technology Development Center