Investing in Japan
Your Regional Guide : Ichiro Nagase
International Economic Affairs Office, Economic and Labor Affairs Bureau, City of Kawasaki
Kawasaki Frontier Building 10th floor
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*The information below is as of July 2015.
|Labor force*1||0.67 million|
|Major industries||Manufacturing (electronics, communications, precision machinery, petroleum/chemicals), information, service|
|Land price(for 1m²)*5||
|Number of Establishments*6||44,313|
|Number of Employees*6||514,781|
Strength of the region's industries and economy
Kawasaki City played a big roll to enegize 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.
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.
Asian Entrepreneurship Village Concept
|Incentive target industries||
Environment, welfare, life sciences, ICT, contents or manufacturing, etc.
Kawasaki City Advanced Technology Industry Creation Incentive Program (Innovate Kawasaki)
|Incentive target industries||
Environment, energy, and life sciences
|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.
- Incentive: Asian Venture Business Town
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|
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.