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The information below is as of November 2017.

Environmental cleanup industry

(Related sectors: Environment and Energy)

Attractive features

Hiroshima Prefecture has developed primarily through heavy industries such as automobiles, iron & steel and shipbuilding, and the Seto Inland Sea coastline area is one of Japan's leading industrial zones. Consequently, the prefecture has major companies that are active players in the global market with their manufactured environmental-related equipment/devices/systems based on their environmental-related technologies and know-how achieved from the efforts for pollution control. The production scale of the prefecture of environmental equipment such as pumps is one of Japan's largest.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Babcock Hitachi KK
  • MHI Solution Technologies Co.,LTD.
  • Tsuneishi Kamutechs Corporation
  • Kotobuki Industries Co.,Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry
Principal science and engineering universities and graduate schools in Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Hiroshima University
  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima City University
  • Hiroshima Institute of Technology,
  • Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University
  • Kinki University School of Engineering
  • Fukuyama University
  • Hiroshima International University
Research institutes
  • AIST Chugoku Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry
Environmental Ccleanup Industrial Cluster Formation Projects

This project promotes the growth of existing companies in the Environmental Cleanup sectors as well as the new market entry of companies from various sectors. It also develops systems to promote the growth of industrial clusters.

Medical technology, medical/welfare equipment

(Related sectors: Life science)

Attractive features

Hiroshima Prefecture features the highest level of technology concentration. Based on the presence of numerous companies in various industry sectors with world-class technology exclusively unique to themselves, new industries are being created in a variety of areas such as medical care by utilizing advanced technology developed by the machinery and other industries.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Jms.Co.,Ltd
  • Molten Corporation
  • Toyo Advanced Technologies Co.,Ltd
  • Two Cells Co.,Ltd
Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • BioGaia Japan Inc.
Major education/research institutes of the industry
Principal science and engineering universities and graduate schools in Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Hiroshima University
  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima City University
  • Hiroshima International University
  • Hiroshima Institute of Technology,
  • Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University
  • Kinki University School of Engineering
  • Fukuyama University
Research institutes
  • AIST Chugoku Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Through close coordination among Hiroshima University and other research institutes, which offer world-class research “seeds”, as well as several types of companies with unique technology, local financial institution and local governments like Prefectural Government and municipalities are assisting the new venture and sales activity of medical and welfare equipment strongly. Also they are assiting the further expansion of the enterprises which already have presence in the prefecture.

Automobile-related industry

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment)

Attractive features

Many companies concentrated here possess the state-of-the-art technology and fundamental technology utilized in machinery, metal processing and resin molding compound, mainly in the automotive-related industries.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Mazda Motor Corporation
  • Hirotec Corporation
  • DaikyoNishikawa Corporation
  • Y-tec cooperation
  • Keylex Corporation
  • Japan Climate Systems Corporation
  • Toyo Seat
Major education/research institutes of the industry
Principal science and engineering universities and graduate schools in Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Hiroshima University
  • Prefectural University of Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima City University
  • Hiroshima International University
  • Hiroshima Institute of Technology,
  • Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University
  • Kinki University School of Engineering
  • Fukuyama University
Research institutes
  • AIST Chugoku Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

"Automobile-Related Industry Cluster Support Project"
To maintain the supply-chain and employment of Automobile-Related Industry, the industry-academia-government collaboration centered around the "Car Technology Innovation Center", assist the R&D and human resource cultivation, and bring up the suppliers which can make good proposals to win the global competition.