Regional Information

Kawasaki city

Your Regional Guide : Ichiro Nagase

Kawasaki City Concierge
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International Economic Affairs Office, Economic and Labor Affairs Bureau, City of Kawasaki

Kawasaki Frontier Building 10th floor
11-2 Ekimae-honcho, Kawasaki-ku
Kawasaki City, Kanagawa 210-0007 Japan
TEL: +81-44-200-2363   FAX: +81-44-200-3920

Kawasaki city

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*The information below is as of July 2015.

Basic Information

Population*1 1.43 million
Labor force*1 0.67 million
Area*2 143.0 km²
GDP*3 *
Major industries Manufacturing (electronics, communications, precision machinery, petroleum/chemicals), information, service
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 44,313
Number of Employees*6 514,781
JETRO office

JETRO Yokohama

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Kawasaki City played a big roll to energize Japan's rapid economic growth back in 1960's as a manufacturing city, and has since undergone a drastic transformation into an international city of cutting-edge industries that is home to many R&D organizations.
The agglomeration of industrial technology and R&D functions is a source of great potential to Kawasaki. Many global companies have located here, including world-renowned information & communications giants as NEC, Canon, Toshiba, and Fujitsu, as well as JFE Steel, which has developed advanced environmental conservation technology, Ajinomoto, a maker of food products and amino acid products, and L'Oreal Japan, a very popular international cosmetics manufacturer.

Available incentives

Kawasaki City supports commercialization of the advanced technology in the field of environment, energy, and life science in Kawasaki waterfront area so as to promote creation and accumulation of the leading-edge industries that contribute to the world and to the solution of the common issues for all humanity.

Incentive name

Asian Entrepreneurship Village Concept

Incentive type Others
Incentive target industries

Environment, welfare, life sciences, ICT, contents or manufacturing, etc.

Incentive name

Kawasaki City Advanced Technology Industry Creation Incentive Program (Innovate Kawasaki)

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Environment, energy, and life science

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidies will mainly target the associated costs incurred by the acquisition of real estate, buildings, and equipment relating to research and development functions and needed to build new business sites (including rent and lease fees). When it has headquarters' functions, subsidy is partly available for a part of costs relating to the newly established institutions apart from R&D functions. Subsidy rate: 10% of the acquisition cost. Limit: 1 billion yen.
Target: Small and medium business owners who establish enterprise for commercialization of frontier technology in environment, energy and life science fields.
The minimum investment amount: 500 million yen (200 million yen for the small and medium enterprises in the city)
Employment conditions: 10 or more permanent employees

Services for investment in Japan

Providing market information Advice on the matters related to entering into Japanese market
Support for establishing a base Consultation on the matters related to establishing a Japanese base, Provision of facilities including a incubation office
Other Other services

<IBSC Kanagawa>
Through the tie up between Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City and JETRO Yokohama, Invest Japan Business Support Center (ISBC) is jointly operated within the office of JETRO Yokohama. Besides the provision of ISBC office space that is free of charge for the first 50 business days, ISBC advisors provide information and consultation services.
<The Kawasaki City Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center>
The Kawasaki City Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center has posted consultants (private-sector personnel) to offer advice on management improvements, technical issues, business startups, etc., and provides free consultations.

Support service

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