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Regional Information Kochi

Your Regional Guide : Yuya Yokoyama

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The Department of Industrial Development and Promotion, Trade Promotion DivisionExternal site: a new window will open.

Kochikencho 3F, 1-2-20 Marunouchi, Kochi-city, Kochi prefecture 780-8570
Tel: +81-88-823-9752 Fax: +81-88-823-9262


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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 0.76 million
Labor force *1 0.36 million
Area (square kilometer) *2 7,103.86
GDP *3 2,399,735 million yen
Major industries Agriculture, marine products, general machinery, electrical machinery, ceramics, soil and stone
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 39,343
Number of Employees *6 322,493
Offices overseas

Singapore / Shanghai, China

JETRO office


Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Boasting the Kochi University of Technology and many other institutions of higher learning that seek to create new businesses as well as such business support organizations as the Kochi Industrial Promotion Center, Kochi Prefecture is able to set up a variety of “software” support programs, i.e., personnel training and basic research programs, in accordance with corporate needs. Although Kochi Prefecture cannot be called a prominent locale, it will exercise its potential to the maximum by mobilizing its capabilities and addressing the needs of business from a broad perspective. For example, the prefecture in recent years has created one of the nation's top information environments at elementary and junior high schools through industry-academia-government collaboration. Toward the development of a recycling-oriented society, Kochi Prefecture has also demonstrated its tremendous potential across a variety of fields in working with companies in the prefecture to promote some of Japan's leading business ventures.

Available incentives

Kochi Prefecture has institutionalized some of the best incentives in the country for businesses locating here. In addition to a giga-class data communications infrastructure and support for personnel hiring, it offers thorough follow-up programs that continue to provide support to businesses after operations are underway.

Incentive name

Promotion Subsidies to Locate Industry

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

1. Manufacturers
2. IC operator, Service Industry,
3. Experiment & Research Center

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidies of land purchase and depreciable assets to those who newly construct / expand the above mentioned centers. Also subsidy to encourage employment.

Incentive name

Promotion Subsidies to Locate Telemarketing Center

Incentive type Subsidies
Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidy program for assisting companies in expenditure on equipment, renovation and communication, where the companies plan to establish new business bases, e.g., call centers or back-office facilities, in the prefecture. An incentive program for employment is also available.

Services for investment in Japan

Support for establishing a base Provision of facilities including a incubation office