Regional Information Hokkaido

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Hokkaido

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Data centers

(Related sectors: ICT)

Attractive features

Generary, cooling equipment accounts for about 40% of power consumption in data centers. By utilizing Hokkaido's cool climate and abundant snow and ice, owners can cut down on power use, reduce running costs, and contribute to greenhouse gas reduction.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Hokuden Information Technology, Inc.
  • FUJITSU FIP CORPORATION
  • Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
  • Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
  • SAKURA Internet Inc.
  • Digitalize
Major education/research institutes of the industry
Main science universities and graduate schools in Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido University
  • Muroran Institute of Technology
  • Kitami Institute of Technology
  • Future University-Hakodate
  • Hokkai-Gakuen University
  • Hokkaido Institute of Technology
  • Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Automotive-related industries

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Electronics)

Attractive features

Large-scale capital investment in central Hokkaido has attracted companies involved in materials processing, molding, etc., to the region and has drawn attention to it as a manufacturing industry cluster.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Toyota Motor Hokkaido Inc.
  • Isuzu (manufacturing of engine)
  • Dynax Corporation
  • CVTEC Hokkaido Co.,Ltd.
  • AISIN HOKKAIDO
  • DENSO HOKKAIDO CORPORATION
  • Fuji Electronics Industries Co.,Ltd
Major education/research institutes of the industry
Main science universities and graduate schools in Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido University
  • Muroran Institute of Technology
  • Kitami Institute of Technology
  • Future University-Hakodate
  • Hokkai-Gakuen University
  • Hokkaido Institute of Technology
  • Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
  • Hokkaido Automotive Engineering College

Food-related industries

(Related sectors: Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

The food industry (food and beverages, animal feed, etc.) accounts for 30-40% of businesses located in Hokkaido, and has been developing as a major business. In recent years, by taking advantage of secure agricultural and fishery products made in Hokkaido for rich, high-quality processing materials, branding power, decentralization of business activities, and improvement of fresh-keeping technologies, "resource location" (to locate factories near an area producing materials) is gaining prominence.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Yamazaki
  • Fujicco Co., Ltd.
  • MUSASHINO FOODS CORPORATION
  • YAMAGUCHI ABURAYA FUKUTARO CO.,LTD.
  • Bontime
Major education/research institutes of the industry
Main science universities and graduate schools in Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido University
  • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • Rakuno Gakuen University
Public Testing and Research Institutions
  • Food Processing Research Center
  • Hokkaido Industrial Technology Center
  • Hokkaido Okhotsuk Area Regional Food Processing Technology Center
  • Hokkaido Tokachi Area Regional Food Processing Technology Center
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

As part of the industry-academy-government-financial institution program to promote a series of activities from production/processing to distribution/sales of food with all of Hokkaido, the Food Cluster Corporation Committee was established to work on "high added value," "expansion of sales channels/marketing," "promotion of internal and external investment," and "further spread of food cluster activities."