Regional Information Gifu

Gifu, aiming to become the largest center for the aerospace industry in Asia

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Gifu

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Aerospace industries

(Related sectors: Aircraft)

Attractive features

Gifu Prefecture has a cluster of aerospace-related manufacturing companies such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and is designated as a Special Zone to Create Asia's No.1 Aerospace Industrial Cluster.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

Gifu Works, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Gifu Plant/ Tarui Plant, Nabtesco Corporation

Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Gifu University and Graduate Schools
  • Industrial Research Institute of Gifu Prefecture(support for aerospace industry-related technology development and product development)
  • Technological Innovation Center GIFU(support for aerospace industry-related technology development and product development)
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry
  • Gifu University Organization for Research & Community Development
  • Gifu University Die Construction Technical Research Center (development of human resources specialized in die manufacturing)

Healthcare industries

(Related sectors: Life science)

Attractive features

The Gifu region of Gifu Prefecture has a cluster of pharmaceutical and medical equipment-related companies such as Eisai Co., Ltd. The prefecture is also working on the promotion of the healthcare-related industry by enhancing the subsidy program for pharmaceutical-related, medical and welfare equipment-related, and medical-related industries and providing support for new entries into the industry.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

Eizai Co., Ltd. , Kawashima Plant
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., Gifu Plant
TERUMO CLINICAL SUPPLY CO., LTD.

Major education/research institutes of the industry

Gifu University and Graduate Schools
Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Gifu Reserch & Development Foundation

Food industries

(Related sectors: Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

The Seino region of Gifu is ideal for food production, having an abundance of clean groundwater and agricultural products. The Gifu Prefecture enhanced subsidy program for food-related industries in its proactive efforts to attract them.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

CALBEE, Inc. Kakamigahara Factory
Glico Diary Products Co.,LTD. Gifu Factory
AJINOMOTO FROZEN FOODS Co., Inc. Chubu Factory

Major education/research institutes of the industry

Industrial Technology Center, Gifu Prefectural Government