Regional Information

Industrial Cluster Information

Information about the industrial clusters (major companies, related research institutions, etc.) in various regions of Japan. Place the cursor over the industry of interest, to view regions which have opportunities for that industry.
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Automobile and Transport Equipment

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Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Nagano Gifu Yamanashi Shizuoka Aichi Mie Fukui Shiga Kyoto Hyogo Osaka Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Kagawa Tokushima Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa
As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Automobile and Transport Equipment

Hokkaido
The region is gaining attention as a manufacturing industry cluster.

Aomori
Aomori is perfectly suited as a base for the development and production of next-generation automobiles.

Iwate
Iwate Plant of Toyota Motor Corporation is a mother plant of Toyota's compact car. Increase of accumulation of automobile-related industries is expected.
IT industries focused on embedded software technologies hold the key to enhancing the added value and the sophistication of the automotive-related industries.

Akita
Support through collaboration with the electronic device industry, and opportunities provided by Akita Port, Japan's gateway to Far East Asia

Yamagata
Development of eastern Japan's leading manufacturing technology base possessing a broad cluster of high quality, high precision technologies that entails large surrounding industry.

Koriyama city
Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST was established and there are collaborations with many companies on renewable energy.

Ibaraki
A total of 29 research institutes are gathered in Tsukuba. Collaborative R&D of industry-academia-government collaboration and cutting edge science and technology in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

Tochigi
Leading companies and small and medium-sized companies with excellent technology are accumulated and they have promoted interactions with universities.

Gumma
Industries related to transportation equipment having a high level of fundamental technology capability in terms of mold designing/manufacturing or metal working are clustered.
Aggregation of “environment and energy related industries” creating environmental technologies and products related to energy saving ,new energy and the like.

Kanagawa
A growing car industry accumulation, with the R&D base of Mercedes-Benz and the transfer of Nissan’s Global Headquarters

Sagamihara city
A succession of major companies excelling in the fuel cell and aerospace sectors have moved into Sagamihara city.

Niigata
Industry clusters exist for metallic product fabrication, electronics and mechanical manufacturing, general machinery manufacturing and other areas.

Niigata city
Niigata Port aiming to become a hub port along the Sea of Japan
・Promoting use of Niigata Port as an international hub port
・Accumulating industries to the areas around the port
Development of high value-added products utilizing the technologies of machinery and meal-related industries Supporting the aircraft industry as a next-generation industry

Toyama
Toyama is home to a number of technologically advanced manufacturers.

Nagano
Nagano Prefecture boasts one of Japan's largest clusters of companies engaged in basic manufacturing technology, such as parts with advanced functions and advanced processing.

Gifu
Gifu Prefecture has a cluster of aerospace-related manufacturing companies such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Shizuoka
With optical technologies as the core technology, enterprises in Shizuoka Prefecture are pushing ahead with the development and practical application of basic technologies to support nextgeneration industries.

Shizuoka city
Promotion of the marine industry capitalizing on resources peculiar to Shizuoka City
“Shizuoka City, right in the middle of logistics” is suggested as the strategic base in the new era of logistics.

Hamamatsu city
A center for transport equipment companies (automobiles, shipbuilding, aerospace, manufacturing/processing/breakthrough technology, etc.)

Aichi
Aichi Prefecture’s total shipment amount for transportation equipment and machinery makes up about 40% of the national total (putting it at the top) and puts it in the position of Japan's automotive industry leader.

Kitanagoya city
It is suitable for the establishment of enterprises such as the aerospace industry.
The region is adjacent to Nagoya City, which is the center of all industries in Aichi Prefecture.

Nagoya city
Nagoya city is Japan’s largest manufacturing center with clusters of industries in automobiles and aircrafts. Other various companies that support these industries are also accumulated in this city.
It is suitable for the establishment of enterprises such as the aerospace industry, as Komaki-Minami factory of Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet's (MRJ) final assembly factory, and the aviation experiment base of JAXA locates in neighboring areas.

Tsushiam city
Because Tsushima City is located at the center of an aircraft industry hub including Kagamihara, Komaki and Nagoya City, it ensures great accessibility and is suitable for locating a company.

Toyota city
Toyota city defines the next generation automobiles as the key industry and provides a preferential system with doubled amount of incentives.

Toyohashi city
Toyohashi City has the large share in the world in car carriers.

Tahara city
automotive-related industries clusters

Fukui
High-level carbon-fiber- and titanium-processing technologies are applied to automobile and medical equipment manufacturing. The oceanfront region has a cluster of chemical industries and pharmaceutical companies.

Nagahama city
The center of automobile related industries, including seatbelts, mufflers, interior trim, and diesel engines.

Tottori
Boasts western Japan's largest cluster of electronic devices and ICT equipment firms.

Shimane
As a result of collaboration with a prefectural project, companies are increasing in the fields of special steel and ICT etc.

Okayama
The clustering of the ultra precise manufacturing technology companies such as automobile, agricultural machinery and shipbuilding industries.
Ultraprecise manufacturing technology utilizing the knowledge accumulated in the fields of automobile manufacturing, agricultural machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding.

Hiroshima
Many of the 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.

Hiroshima city
A number of world class suppliers with advanced technology, centred on Mazda

Saijo city
It is easy to ensure the industrial water in the city, and the logistics network is well developed. There are highly-skilled enterprises near the city.

Fukuoka
The clustering of automobile-affiliated companies is advancing in the area, which has emerged as a major hub of production with a production capacity exceeding 1.5 million vehicles annually.
The growing presence of a brain trust base in “Silicon Island Kyushu,” an area that produces some 5% of the world's semiconductors.

Kitakyushu city
Kitakyushu City and its surrounding areas have become the center of the automobile industry.

Nagasaki
Nagasaki is actively organizing and promoting programs to attract automobile-related industries to the prefecture.

Kumamoto
Companies are clustering here that function to support the Kyushu auto industry.

Kumamoto city
A cluster of automobile/two wheeled automobile production industries are a major reason Kyushu is called “Car Island”.

Kagoshima
Make rapid progress towards the world and future

Aircraft

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Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Nagano Gifu Yamanashi Shizuoka Aichi Mie Fukui Shiga Kyoto Hyogo Osaka Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Kagawa Tokushima Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa
As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Aircraft

Akita
Support through collaboration with the electronic device industry, and opportunities provided by Akita Port, Japan's gateway to Far East Asia

Ibaraki
A total of 29 research institutes are gathered in Tsukuba. Collaborative R&D of industry-academia-government collaboration and cutting edge science and technology in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

Tochigi
Leading companies and small and medium-sized companies with excellent technology are accumulated and they have promoted interactions with universities.

Niigata
Industry clusters exist for metallic product fabrication, electronics and mechanical manufacturing, general machinery manufacturing and other areas.

Niigata city
Development of high value-added products utilizing the technologies of machinery and meal-related industries Supporting the aircraft industry as a next-generation industry

Nagano
Cluster of aircraft-related industries in the region designated as “Special Zone to Create Asia's No.1 Aerospace Industrial Cluster,” the national government’s National Strategic Special Zone

Shizuoka
With optical technologies as the core technology, enterprises in Shizuoka Prefecture are pushing ahead with the development and practical application of basic technologies to support next-generation industries.

Aichi
Chubu Region centering around Aichi Prefecture produces about 50% of the aircraft parts (excluding engines) of the national market.

Kitanagoya city
It is suitable for the establishment of enterprises such as the aerospace industry.

Kiyosu city
The International strategic zone, set up for the aerospace industry originally in Aichi and Gifu prefectures, has been spreading its area to Mie, Nagano and Shizuoka prefectures.

Tsushima city
Because Tsushima City is located at the center of an aircraft industry hub including Kagamihara, Komaki and Nagoya City, it ensures great accessibility and is suitable for locating a company.

Tottori
Boasts western Japan's largest cluster of electronic devices and ICT equipment firms.

Saijo city
It is easy to ensure the industrial water in the city, and the logistics network is well developed. There are highly-skilled enterprises near the city.

Okinawa
Promotion of the new manufacturing industry, formulation of logistics base with international competitiveness, formulation of the aviation-related industry cluster

Food manufacturing

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Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Nagano Gifu Yamanashi Shizuoka Aichi Mie Fukui Shiga Kyoto Hyogo Osaka Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Kagawa Tokushima Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa
As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Food manufacturing

Hokkaido
By taking advantages of Hokkaido-produced agricultural and fishery products branding power, "Resource location," a location close to producing area of materials, is gaining prominence.

Sapporo city
Cool climate and abundant resources

Miyagi
Miyagi is partnering with local industry to develop high-value-added products that make use of the prefecture’s agricultural and fisheries resources.

Tochigi
Tochigi Prefecture promotes the “Food Valley Tochigi” project.

Gunma
Aggregation of healthcare industries and food industries

Sagamihara city
A succession of major companies excelling in the fuel cell and aerospace sectors have moved into Sagamihara city.

Niigata
Beverage manufacturers, Health related products

Niigata city
There are clusters of food industries processing agricultural and fisheries products and of educational institutions, research institutions and support institutes related to food and biotechnology.

Nagano
The food manufacturing industry, leveraging the strength of factors such as health and longevity and natural environment, technology to process agricultural products, and fermentation technology, is active.

Gifu
The Seino region of Gifu is ideal for food production, having an abundance of clean groundwater and agricultural products.

Shizuoka
New functional food products are created by the fusion of Food and Medicine.

Shizuoka city
“Shizuoka City, right in the middle of logistics” is suggested as the strategic base in the new era of logistics.
Food, pharmaceutical products, and chemical processing industries accumulate. Research related to food science business is thriving.

Toyohashi city
A domestic leading agricultural area

Mie
The prefecture has developed medical valley initiatives since 2002 and is currently designated as a Special Zone for Mie Life Innovation by the government to promote medical and welfare industries in the prefecture.

Ehime
An industrial prefecture that is home to major companies in basic material sectors (pulp, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, high-function fibers)

Saijo city
As the city's plan was certified as Plans for Regional Revitalization, the city is promoting the comprehensive sixth industry in cooperation with industries, academia, government and financial institutions.

Saga
Establishment of a hub of industry–academia–government collaborations specialized in functional health food development

Kumamoto
Life sciences field with top global research level

Kumamoto city
Food manufacturing makes 30% of the city's manufacturing industry owing to its rich water supply and agricultural/marine products.

Miyazaki
Miyazaki, a production base blessed with rich agricultural resources, makes it possible to expand businesses that have direct links to the production place.

Kagoshima
The food manufacturing industry has grown into a principal industry in Kagoshima Prefecture, and a large number of food-related companies are concentrated in the prefecture due to its abundance of agricultural and marine products.

Okayama city
There are many bases of food industries capitalizing on quality agricultural and fisheries resources that are well-known throughout Japan.

Okinawa
Promotion of the new manufacturing industry, formulation of logistics base with international competitiveness, formulation of the aviation-related industry cluster

ICT

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Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Nagano Gifu Yamanashi Shizuoka Aichi Mie Fukui Shiga Kyoto Hyogo Osaka Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Kagawa Tokushima Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa
As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of ICT

Hokkaido
Because of its snowy cold weather in winter, Hokkaido is garnering domestic and international attention as a location for establishment of data centers.

Sapporo city
The major industrial complex where over 80% of Hokkaido's IT companies are located, with an industrial park to foster the development of IT-related industries.

Iwate
Iwate Plant of Toyota Motor Corporation is a mother plant of Toyota's compact car. Increase of accumulation of automobile-related industries is expected.
IT industries focused on embedded software technologies hold the key to enhancing the added value and the sophistication of the automotive-related industries.

Miyagi
As the nation's third largest manufacturing base of Toyota Motor Corporation, significant growth is expected.

Sendai city
Sendai City is home to many higher education institutions, including Tohoku University, which has some of the best research achievements in the world and which actively promotes joint research with enterprises.
From the perspective of the ease of securing human resources and business costs, many call centers and back office function bases are clustered.
IT and service companies in the health and welfare field based at Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center have accumulated.

Akita
Manufacturers with international competitive edge establish facilities; industry-university-government cooperation is vigorously implemented.

Koriyama city
Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre, comprehensively supporting medical device businesses from development to commercialization, was opened.

Saitama city
The total value of optical equipment/lens manufactured goods shipped from Saitama City represents a 10% national share in Japan and the city is pursuing an industrial agglomeration suitable to serve as an R&D hub of related industries.

Kanagawa
Support for company activities utilizing the accumulation of robot-related industry at the top level in Japan and the special zone
Many globally-famous companies are clustered here and the creation of innovation in the industry is being promoted under public-private collaboration.

Yokohama city
Many global electronic equipment, semiconductor material, optical device and other IT-related companies are located here.

Kawasaki city
Aiming to make an international contribution through the relocation of advanced and diverse environmental technologies and know-how

Ishikawa
One of the largest information services industry concentrations in Japan; has a number of globally renowned companies, such as I-O Data and PFU.

Aichi
Aichi Prefecture is working on the development of the robot industry as the third pillar following the automobile industry and aerospace industry.

Nagoya city
Nagoya city is Japan's largest manufacturing center with clusters of industries in automobiles and aircrafts. Other various companies that support these industries are also accumulated in this city.

Kitanagoya city
The region is adjacent to Nagoya City, which is the center of all industries in Aichi Prefecture.

Kyoto
With the development of research on realizing advanced ICT, study on application including regeneration medicine is also expanding. There is strong support through industry-academia-government collaboration.

Kyoto city
A diversity of industries, from traditional industries to state-of-the-art technology industries, has converged in the city.

Nara
Possible to locate information and communications businesses with lower cost despite being close to major cities

Shimane
As a result of collaboration with a prefectural project, companies are increasing in the fields of special steel and ICT etc.

Hiroshima city
A number of world class suppliers with advanced technology, centred on Mazda

Tokushima
One of the best broadband environments with high-speed internet in hilly and mountainous areas is available.

Fukuoka city
A creative industry is thriving with video/fashion as well as video-game-related industry.
The center of system LSI design and development, thanks to the concentration of semiconductor related industries in Kyushu.

Nagasaki
Nagasaki is actively organizing and promoting programs to attract automobile-related industries to the prefecture.
Suggestion by the prefecture has been made for companies to establish offices in Nagasaki which provides abundant competent human resources and advantages.

Okinawa
Formulating one of Asia’s largest international information and telecommunications base, “Smart Hub”

Electronics

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Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Nagano Gifu Yamanashi Shizuoka Aichi Mie Fukui Shiga Kyoto Hyogo Osaka Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Kagawa Tokushima Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa
As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Electronics

Hokkaido
The region is gaining attention as a manufacturing industry cluster.

Aomori
Aomori is perfectly suited as a base for the development and production of next-generation automobiles.

Miyagi
As the nation's third largest manufacturing base of Toyota Motor Corporation, significant growth is expected.
Miyagi is working to promote the growth of the advanced electronic machinery industry, including electronic components, electronic machinery manufacturing and cutting-edge technology.

Akita
Support through collaboration with the electronic device industry, and opportunities provided by Akita Port, Japan's gateway to Far East Asia
Manufacturers with international competitive edge establish facilities; industry-university-government cooperation is vigorously implemented.

Yamagata
Development of eastern Japan's leading manufacturing technology base possessing a broad cluster of high quality, high precision technologies that entails large surrounding industry.

Fukushima
One of the country's major "prefectures producing medical devices". Manufacturing bases of major medical devices companies and related small and medium-sized enterprises have accumulated here.
Fukushima is working on the concentration of robot industry which has potential in disaster response, medical care, agriculture and phisical distribution.

Koriyama city
Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST was established and there are collaborations with many companies on renewable energy.

Gunma
Aggregation of “environment and energy related industries” creating environmental technologies and products related to energy saving ,new energy and the like.

Saitama
There is a concentration of research-oriented companies in fields such as optical technology, precision machining, and advanced materials.

Saitama city
The total value of optical equipment/lens manufactured goods shipped from Saitama City represents a 10% national share in Japan and the city is pursuing an industrial agglomeration suitable to serve as an R&D hub of related industries.
There has been a growing concentration of life science R&D sites and manufacturer marketing locations in the city.

Kanagawa
Support for company activities utilizing the accumulation of robot-related industry at the top level in Japan and the special zone
Many globally-famous companies are clustered here and the creation of innovation in the industry is being promoted under public-private collaboration.

Kawasaki city
Develop a base for strengthening an international competitiveness in field of life science, which is a driving force of Japan's economy by using the industrial cluster of the Keihin coastal area.
Aiming to make an international contribution through the relocation of advanced and diverse environmental technologies and know-how

Yokohama city
Many global electronic equipment, semiconductor material, optical device and other IT-related companies are located here.
Yokohama City is working on revitalization of biotechnology-related industries by accumulating biotechnology-related industries, providing support for sales channel development, and promoting technological partnership between companies and industry, academia, and government.

Sagamihara city
A succession of major companies excelling in the fuel cell and aerospace sectors have moved into Sagamihara city.

Niigata
Industry clusters exist for metallic product fabrication, electronics and mechanical manufacturing, general machinery manufacturing and other areas.

Toyama
A concentration of innovative, leading-edge IT-related manufacturers.
Toyama is home to a number of technologically advanced manufacturers.

Ishikawa
One of the largest information services industry concentrations in Japan; has a number of globally renowned companies, such as I-O Data and PFU.

Yamanashi
Yamanashi is quite prominent in the mechanical electronics industry.

Shizuoka
With optical technologies as the core technology, enterprises in Shizuoka Prefecture are pushing ahead with the development and practical application of basic technologies to support next-generation industries.

Hamamatsu city
An international industrial cluster in the field of an advanced opto-electronics that has the potential to become basic technology in every industry

Aichi
Chubu Region centering around Aichi Prefecture produces about 50% of the aircraft parts (excluding engines) of the national market.
Aichi Prefecture is working on the development of the robot industry as the third pillar following the automobile industry and aerospace industry.

Tahara city
automotive-related industries clusters

Toyohashi city
Toyohashi City has the large share in the world in car carriers.

Toyota city
Toyota city defines the next generation fields of robotics as the key industry and provides a preferential system with doubled amount of incentives.

Fukui
High-level carbon-fiber- and titanium-processing technologies are applied to automobile and medical equipment manufacturing. The oceanfront region has a cluster of chemical industries and pharmaceutical companies.

Kyoto
With the development of research on realizing advanced ICT, study on application including regeneration medicine is also expanding. There is strong support through industry-academia-government collaboration.

Kyoto city
A diversity of industries, from traditional industries to state-of-the-art technology industries, has converged in the city.

Sakai city
Leading companies with excellent environmental technologies have been locating Sakai's coastal area.
In addition to the leading companies producing steel, machinery and electronic component materials, Sakai is also home to SMEs with special processing technologies.

Shimane
As a result of collaboration with a prefectural project, entering companies are increasing in the fields of special steel and ICT etc.

Okayama
The clustering of the ultra precise manufacturing technology companies such as automobile, agricultural machinery and shipbuilding industries.
Ultraprecise manufacturing technology utilizing the knowledge accumulated in the fields of automobile manufacturing, agricultural machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding.
Ultraprecise manufacturing technology utilizing the accumulation in the fields of automotive manufacturing, agricultural machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding.

Hiroshima city
A number of world class suppliers with advanced technology, centred on Mazda

Tokushima
Presence of some of the world’s leading LED companies as well as research and educational institutions engaged in relevant cutting-edge research.

Fukuoka
The clustering of automobile-affiliated companies is advancing in the area, which has emerged as a major hub of production with a production capacity exceeding 1.5 million vehicles annually.
The growing presence of a brain trust base in “Silicon Island Kyushu,” an area that produces some 5% of the world’s semiconductors.

Fukuoka city
The center of system LSI design and development, thanks to the concentration of semiconductor related industries in Kyushu.

Nagasaki
Nagasaki is actively organizing and promoting programs to attract automobile-related industries to the prefecture.

Kumamoto
Center of Silicon Island, semiconductor related companies have located full-set industrial structure operations at Semicon Forest Kumamoto.
Companies are clustering here that function to support the Kyushu auto industry.

Kumamoto city
cluster of semiconductor related industries due to its rich supply of groundwater.

Miyazaki
Growth of the next generation is promising.
The eastern Kyushu region is the country’s leading base of blood and blood vessel-related medical equipment industries.

Kagoshiama
Advanced technology to drive the 21st century

Okinawa
Promotion of the new manufacturing industry, formulation of logistics base with international competitiveness, formulation of the aviation-related industry cluster

Life Science

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Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Nagano Gifu Yamanashi Shizuoka Aichi Mie Fukui Shiga Kyoto Hyogo Osaka Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Kagawa Tokushima Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa
As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Life Science

Sapporo city
Cool climate and abundant resources

Sendai city
IT and service companies in the health and welfare field based at Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center have accumulated.

Fukushima
One of the country's major "prefectures producing medical devices". Manufacturing bases of major medical devices companies and related small and medium-sized enterprises have accumulated here.
Fukushima is working on the concentration of robot industry which has potential in disaster response, medical care, agriculture and phisical distribution.

Fukushima city
Joint research with and development support from Fukushima Medical University are available.
There are also various forms of support through trade fairs and workshops.

Koriyama city
Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST was established and there are collaborations with many companies on renewable energy.
Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre, comprehensively supporting medical device businesses from development to commercialization, was opened.

Ibaraki
A total of 29 research institutes are gathered in Tsukuba. Collaborative R&D of industry-academia-government collaboration and cutting edge science and technology in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

Tochigi
The medical equipment industry in Tochigi Prefecture are ranked high throughout Japan, including the number of establishments and value of manufactured goods shipped.
Tochigi prefecture has a concentration of major companies and small businesses.

Gunma
Aggregation of healthcare industries and food industries

Saitama
Saitama ranks 1st in shipments of the pharmaceutical products in Japan.
Manufacturers of medical equipment with R&D capabilities have contributed to the medical technology improvement.

Saitama city
There has been a growing concentration of life science R&D sites and manufacturer marketing locations in the city.

Chiba
Companies involved in biotechnology, medical care, welfare, and health services are located at international R&D sites such as Kazusa.

Kanagawa
Favorable environment for companies in the most advanced medical care and technology areas based on the cluster of companies involved in regeneration/cellular medicine and healthcare/welfare and the designation of special zones
Support for company activities utilizing the accumulation of robot-related industry at the top level in Japan and the special zone

Yokohama city
Establishment of a hub for industries through accumulating companies, universities, and research institutes in Yokohama Science Frontier in Keihin water front area.

Kawasaki city
A base for strengthening an international competitiveness in the field of life science, which is a driving force of Japan’s economy

Niigata
Beverage manufacturers, Health related products

Niigata city
Niigata City as a capital of Food industries
・From a cluster of Food industries to "General Base for Food industries"
・Bio Research Park Plan

Toyama
A strong concentration of pharmaceutical makers as well as peripheral industries, such as containers, labeling, etc.

Nagano
Nagano Prefecture boasts one of Japan’s largest clusters of companies engaged in basic manufacturing technology, such as parts with advanced functions and advanced processing.
The food manufacturing industry, leveraging the strength of factors such as health and longevity and natural environment, technology to process agricultural products, and fermentation technology, is active.

Gifu
The Gifu region of Gifu Prefecture has a cluster of pharmaceutical and medical equipment-related companies such as Eisai.

Shizuoka
With the aim of achieving the best health and longevity in the world, Shizuoka is pushing ahead with world-class R&D from medical care to the wellness industry.

Shizuoka city
Food, pharmaceutical products, and chemical processing industries accumulate. Research related to food science business is thriving.

Kitanagoya city
It is suitable for the establishment of enterprises such as the aerospace industry.
The region is adjacent to Nagoya City, which is the center of all industries in Aichi Prefecture.

Mie
The prefecture has developed medical valley initiatives since 2002 and is currently designated as a Special Zone for Mie Life Innovation by the government to promote medical and welfare industries in the prefecture.
Support for the establishment of Asian production bases of foreign-affiliated companies with advanced technologies

Fukui
High-level carbon-fiber- and titanium-processing technologies are applied to automobile and medical equipment manufacturing. The oceanfront region has a cluster of chemical industries and pharmaceutical companies.

Shiga
With the cluster of manufacturing businesses of a wide variety of areas, research and development bases including mother plants and research and development bases with development function are increasingly being attracted to the location.

Kyoto
With the development of research on realizing advanced ICT, study on application including regeneration medicine is also expanding. There is strong support through industry-academia-government collaboration.

Kyoto city
A diversity of industries, from traditional industries to state-of-the-art technology industries, has converged in the city.

Hyogo
Healthcare and pharmaceutical-related companies and R&D centers are located at Kobe Medical Industrial City, there are also many new energy-relalated projects.

Kobe city
In the second phase of the Port Island project, the city is developing a cutting-edge medical research base on the artificial island off the city's coast.

Osaka
Aggregation of healthcare industries and food industries

Osaka city
Bio-related pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers as well as the chemical and medical equipment companies that support them accumulate in all regions of Osaka City.

Sakai city
Leading companies with excellent environmental technologies have been locating Sakai's coastal area.

Tottori
Boasts western Japan's largest cluster of electronic devices and ICT equipment firms.

Okayama city
The number of medical facilities in the city is among the largest in Japan, and the region has high potential for medical-related industries.

Hiroshima
Japan's top manufacturing technology has been aggregated, and there have been vigorous efforts to create new industries in advanced medical care and welfare.

Ehime
An industrial prefecture that is home to major companies in basic material sectors (pulp, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, high-function fibers)

Matsuyama city
The clustering of solar-related companies is advancing, and the city is working on further clustering of environment-related companies.

Fukuoka
The concentration of biotech-related companies, universities and public testing research institutes combine to form one of Japan's premier “bio-clusters.”

Saga
Saga established Japan Cosmetic Center in Karatsu. They have promoted the integration of cosmetics-related industries

Kumamoto
Life sciences field with top global research level

Kumamoto city
Food manufacturing makes 30% of the city's manufacturing industry owing to its rich water supply and agricultural/marine products.

Miyazaki
Miyazaki, a production base blessed with rich agricultural resources, makes it possible to expand businesses that have direct links to the production place.

Environment and energy

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As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Environment and energy

Aomori
Aomori offers one of the world's most diversified energy development and supply bases.

Akita
Advanced smelting technologies are applied to the environment and recycling, to promote industries in harmony with the environment.

Fukushima
It is working on the development of the state of the art technology helped by academy,industry and government collaboration,such as National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
Fukushima is working on the concentration of robot industry which has potential in disaster response, medical care, agriculture and physical distribution.

Koriyama city
Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST was established and there are collaborations with many companies on renewable energy.

Gunma
Aggregation of “environment and energy related industries” creating environmental technologies and products related to energy saving ,new energy and the like.

Kawasaki city
Aiming to make an international contribution through the relocation of advanced and diverse environmental technologies and know-how

Sagamihara city
A succession of major companies excelling in the fuel cell and aerospace sectors have moved into Sagamihara city.

Niigata city
Niigata Port aiming to become a hub port along the Sea of Japan
・Promoting use of Niigata Port as an international hub port
・Accumulating industries to the areas around the port

Nagano
Nagano Prefecture boasts one of Japan's largest clusters of companies engaged in basic manufacturing technology, such as parts with advanced functions and advanced processing.

Shizuoka city
Promotion of the marine industry capitalizing on resources peculiar to Shizuoka City

Hamamatsu city
A center for transport equipment companies (automobiles, boatbuilding, aerospace, manufacturing/processing/breakthrough technology, etc.)

Aichi
Aichi possesses a concentration of next-generation automotive and automotive-related companies which is among the largest in the world.

Tahara city
automotive-related industries clusters

Toyota city
Toyota city defines the environment/energy fields as the key industry and provides the preferential system with doubled amount of incentives

Kitanagoya city
The region is adjacent to Nagoya City, which is the center of all industries in Aichi Prefecture.

Mie
the prefecture has developed medical valley initiatives since 2002 and is currently designated as a Special Zone for Mie Life Innovation by the government to promote medical and welfare industries in the prefecture.

Shiga
With the cluster of manufacturing businesses of a wide variety of areas, research and development bases including mother plants and research and development bases with development function are increasingly being attracted to the location.

Nagahama city
Located immediately next to the Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, the Nagahama Science Park provides an ideal environment for collaborative research.

Kyoto
As the birthplace of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto's business, university and government communities are banding together to address environmental and energy-conservation issues.

Hyogo
Healthcare and pharmaceutical-related companies and R&D centers are located at Kobe Medical Industrial City, there are also many new energy-relalated projects.

Osaka
Companies in environmental and new energy industries are accumulating in the Osaka Bay area.

Osaka city
Companies playing leading roles in environmental and new energy industries are concentrated mainly in the Osaka and Kansai region, particularly in the Osaka Bay area.

Sakai city
Leading companies with excellent environmental technologies are transferring to Sakai's coastal area.

Nara
Creating an environment suitable for location of creative companies in the energy / environmental technology sector

Okayama
The clustering of the ultra precise manufacturing technology companies such as automobile, agricultural machinery and shipbuilding industries.
Ultraprecise manufacturing technology utilizing the knowledge accumulated in the fields of automobile manufacturing, agricultural machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding.

Hiroshima
There has been dynamic creation of new industries through the concentration of environmental industries accompanying the development of heavy and cutting-edge industries.

Ehime
An industrial prefecture that is home to major companies in basic material sectors (pulp, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, high-function fibers)

Matsuyama city
The clustering of solar-related companies is advancing, and the city is working on further clustering of environment-related companies.

Saijo city
Developing the "City of Agricultural Innovation for Saijo" project and working on creating new industries that can utilize the city's resources through public and private cooperation

Kitakyushu city
Environmental energy industries are clustered here, which has overcome environmental pollution and has been chosen as an environmental model city.

Kumamoto
Center of Silicon Island, semiconductor related companies have located full-set industrial structure operations at Semicon Forest Kumamoto.

Kumamoto city
A cluster of semiconductor related industries due to its rich supply of groundwater.

Miyazaki
Growth of the next generation is promising.

Service

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As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Service

Sapporo city
The largest concentration of call centers in Japan.
The city's plentiful labor force gives companies easy access to a pool of skilled personnel.

Chiba
There is a concentration of supply bases for the National Capital Region, especially Narita International Airport, and logistics-related companies.

Nagano
The food manufacturing industry, leveraging the strength of factors such as health and longevity and natural environment, technology to process agricultural products, and fermentation technology, is active.

Shizuoka city
Food, pharmaceutical products, and chemical processing industries accumulate. Research related to food science business is thriving.

Nagoya city
Nagoya city is Japan's largest manufacturing center with clusters of industries in automobiles and aircrafts. Other various companies that support these industries are also accumulated in this city.

Saijo city
As the city is certified for the plan of local regeneration, the city is promoting the general sextiary sector industrization in cooperation with industries, academia, government and financial institutions.

Fukuoka city
Proximity to East Asia and demand for physical distribution of Kyushu producing shipment value of 21.5 trillion yen and international trade of 4 trillion yen.

Tourism

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As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Tourism

Nara
Hotel supply falls short of demand, and this provides a good opportunity for new hotels to enter the prefecture

Saijo city
As the city is certified for the plan of local regeneration, the city is promoting the general sextiary sector industrization in cooperation with industries, academia, government and financial institutions.

Okinawa
Formulating one of Asia’s largest international information and telecommunications base, “Smart Hub”

Others

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As of November 2017

Areas which have a large presence of Others

Tokyo
There are about 660,000 businesses in Tokyo, which is more than 10% of the total number in the entire country, and more than 9.6 million employees work there.

Niigata city
Niigata Port aiming to become a hub port along the Sea of Japan
・Promoting use of Niigata Port as an international hub port
・Accumulating industries to the areas around the port

Toyama
Nonferrous Metal and Metal Products etc.
Toyama is home to a number of technologically advanced manufacturers.

Shizuoka city
Promotion of the marine industry capitalizing on resources peculiar to Shizuoka City
“Shizuoka City, right in the middle of logistics” is suggested as the strategic base in the new era of logistics.

Aichi
Robot
Aichi Prefecture is working on the development of the robot industry as the third pillar following the automobile industry and aerospace industry.

Toyota city
Toyota city defines the next generation automobiles as the key industry and provides a preferential system with doubled amount of incentives.

Shiga
With the cluster of manufacturing businesses of a wide variety of areas, research and development bases including mother plants and research and development bases with development function are increasingly being attracted to the location.

Kyoto
Shipping companies, Importers/Exporters, Manufacturers, Freight companies
The Port of Kyoto Maizuru is a major international distribution hub linking the Sea of Japan coast directly with the rest of Northeast Asia.

Hyogo
advanced technologies-related (aerospace)
Healthcare and pharmaceutical-related companies and R&D centers are located at Kobe Medical Industrial City, there are also many new energy-relalated projects.

Osaka
Osaka, especially North Osaka, for the world's No.1 biocluster

Nara
Accommodations
Hotel supply falls short of demand, and this provides a good opportunity for new hotels to enter the prefecture

Saijo city
Developing the "City of Agricultural Innovation for Saijo" project and working on creating new industries that can utilize the city's resources through public and private cooperation It is easy to ensure the industrial water in the city, and the logistics network is well developed. There are highly-skilled enterprises near the city.

Fukuoka city
Video games, fashion, design, and video
A creative industry is thriving with video/fashion as well as video-gamerelated industry.
Physical distribution industry
Proximity to East Asia and demand for physical distribution of Kyushu producing shipment value of 21.5 trillion yen and international trade of 4 trillion yen.