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Regional Information Gunma

Gunma Prefecture -  a suitable inland location with a substantial high-speed transportation network and less natural disasters.

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1-1-1,Ote-machi,Maebashi-shi,Gunma 371-8570
Tel: +81-27-226-3317 Fax: +81-27-223-5470
sangyo@pref.gunma.lg.jp

Gunma

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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 1.97 million
Labor force *1 1.01 million
Area (square kilometer)*2 6,362.28
GDP *3 8,666,946 million yen
Major industries Transportation equipment, general machinery, food products, electric and electronic equipment devices, chemicals
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
197,600yen
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
164,200yen
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
282,400yen
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
21,300yen
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
59,200yen
Number of Establishments *6 97,750
Number of Employees *6 967,945
Offices overseas

China (Shanghai)

JETRO office

JETRO Kanto

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Gunma Prefecture, home to large corporations such as Subaru Corporation, is known as an automotive and electric and electronic equipment industry hub. The total value of its manufactured goods output ranks 12th in Japan.
Gunma is blessed with beautiful scenery, lush greenery, and an abundance of high-quality water resources. With its high-speed transportation network providing easy access to Tokyo – the largest market for industrial goods – and other key areas in Japan, Gunma is an attractive place to site factories and distribution centers. The prefecture also benefits from low risk of natural disasters, making it the best place to establish distribution related facilities and back-up bases for disaster management.

Isezaki Sanwa Industrial Park

Available incentives

  • Provision of subsidies that set off an amount comparable to real estate acquisition taxes levied on land and buildings to companies that newly build or expand factories, etc., in Gunma.
  • Provision of long term, low interest funds that may be used to acquire land or building facilities is provided to companies that move into the prefecture.
Related Link
Industrial location guide: Introduction to Industrial Locations in GunmaExternal site: a new window will open.
Incentive: IncentivesExternal site: a new window will open.