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Regional Information Gunma

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Industrial Development Promotion Office, Industrial Policy Division, Department of Industry and Economy

1-1-1 Otemachi, Maebashi-city, Gunma Prefecture 371-8570
Tel: +81-27-226-3327 Fax: +81-27-223-5471


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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 1.97 million
Labor force *1 1.01 million
Area *2 6,362.3 km²
GDP *3 7,824,950 million yen
Major industries Transportation equipment, general machinery, food products, electric and electronic equipment devices, chemicals
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 96,546
Number of Employees *6 878,540
JETRO office


Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Gunma Prefecture, home to large corporations such as Fuji Heavy Industries (known for its Subaru cars)and Sanden Corporation, is known as an automotive and electric and electronic equipment industry hub. The total value of its manufactured goods output ranks 14th 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 offices 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.