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Regional Information Ishikawa
Ishikawa-The Real Japan
Your Regional Guide : Mitsuru Narita
1-1 Kuratsuki, Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-8580
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The information below is as of November 2017.
(Related sectors: ICT, Electronics)
The Ishikawa information services industry ranks fourth nationally in per capita number of business facilities, sixth in the number of employees, and sixth in sales in 2012. The prefecture has one of the largest concentrations of world-leading IT-related companies, including I-O Data (PC peripherals; has one of the largest shares domestically of HDD, USB memory, etc.), PFU (has the largest share in the world market for industrial image scanners), EIZO Corporation (globally renowned for medical high resolution displays, PC displays, etc.).
|Principal Japanese companies in the industry||
|Major education/research institutes of the industry||
Ishikawa has a number of technical higher education institutions, such as the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST),and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT), and produces an abundance of talented engineers. In particular, JAIST attracts an outstanding researchers, such as global authorities in the field of home networks, and it actively pursues joint research projects with companies. KIT boasts a number of patents it has obtained and is among the top engineering universities in this sense in Japan; its graduates are highly prized by the companies that hire them.
|Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry||
These concentrated higher education institutions are working together with the numerous information-related companies to advance research and development. In this effort, the Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa and the Ishikawa Sunrise Industries Creation Organization (ISICO) provide businesses with knowledge, financial assistance, corporate networking, etc.