Regional Information Kumamoto city

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Business Facilities Establishment Promotion Office

1-1 Tetorihoncho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto City 860-8601
Tel: +81-96-328-2386 Fax: +81-96-324-7004
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Kumamoto city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Food and Medical-related industry

(Related sectors: Biotechnology, Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

Food manufacturing makes 30% of the city's manufacturing industry owing to its rich water supply and agricultural/marine products. The Food Pal Kumamoto Industrial Park is a popular destination for tourists. The medical care/biotechnology industries are also active thanks to a cluster of medical universities.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

Coca-Cola West Co.Ltd.
CO-OP FOODS CO.,LTD.
FUJIBAMBI Co., Ltd.

KAKETSUKEN
LIBATAPE PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,LTD.

Major education/research institutes of the industry

School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University
Faculty of Biotechnology and Life Science, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University
School of Agriculture, Tokai University
Department of Medical Technology, Kumamoto Health Science University
Department of Food and Nutrition, Shokei University

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Kumamoto Food/Medical Products Industry Cluster Plan
- Run by Kumamoto prefecture, local government and related organisations.
- Offer R&D support through industry-academia-government collaboration and relocation support when food/medical products related factories or R&D facilities are built in Kumamoto.

Semiconductor/Environmental Industries

(Related sectors: Electronic Components, Devices and Semiconductors/ Precision Machinery, Environment and Energy (Smart Grid))

Attractive features

A cluster of semiconductor factories/companies is formed in and around Kumamoto City due to its rich supply of groundwater. It is the core of Kyushu, the “Silicon Island”. In recent years, environment related industries such as the new energy industry and the green devices industry have been developed by applying semiconductor technology.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
  • NOGE ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO.,LTD.
  • OGIC TECHNOLOGIES CO.,LTD.
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University
Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Sojo University
School of Industrial Engineering, Tokai University

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Kumamoto Semiconductor Industry Cluster Plan:
- Run by Kumamoto prefecture, local government and related organisations.
- Offer R&D support through industry-academia-government collaboration and relocation support when semiconductor factories or R&D facilities are built in Kumamoto.

Transportation machinery related industries

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment)

Attractive features

A cluster of automobile/two wheeled automobile production industries has been formed due to the presence of a Honda factory in Kumamoto City and Toyota, Nissan and Daihatsu factories in the North of Kyushu. They are a major role for Kyushu the “Car Island”.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • AISIN KYUSHU CO.,LTD.
  • AISIN KYUSHU CASTING CO.,LTD.
  • HIRATA CORPORATION
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University
Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Sojo University
School of Industrial Engineering, Tokai University

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Kumamoto Transportation Machinery Industry Cluster Plan

  • Run by Kumamoto prefecture, local government and related organisations.
  • Offer R&D support through industry-academia-government collaboration and relocation support when automobile/two wheeled automobile related factories or R&D facilities are built in Kumamoto.