Investing in Japan
Regional Information Kyoto city
"Advanced Technology x Traditional Technology" - Make Kyoto a City of New and Valuable Creation as a Business Hub -
Your Regional Guide : Yui Miura
488 Kami-honnojimae cyou, Oike agaru, Teramachi St. Nakagyo-ku 630-8201 Kyoto-city
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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)
|Population *1||1.47 million|
|Labor force *1||0.73 million|
|Area (square kilometer) *2||827.8|
|GDP *3||6,319,416 million yen|
|Major industries||Electric machinery, publishing/printing, foodstuffs, textiles, general machinery|
|Land price(for 1square meter) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||79,653|
|Number of Employees *6||788,170|
Strength of the region's industries and economy
Historical city Kyoto shows various landscapes, including the rich natural environment referred to as sanshisuimei, historical legacies, and refined atmosphere of cityscape. On the other hand, with the wisdom of traditional industry, it is also a city of manufacturing where there are many companies making products that lead the world, and a city of universities, where many universities are gathered. Kyoto City is actively working on supporting companies who intend to develop new business or expand their business further.
Foreign company(s) operating in the industry
Two or more global business including Haier Asia international incorporated company has advanced to Kyoto (there is also a company which has not released the advance into Kyoto).
|Company name||Ceres Power|
|Outline of business||
Ceres Power Holdings PLC is a world leading developer of low cost, next generation fuel cell technology. Used in decentralised energy products our Steel Cells enable a change in the way homes and businesses generate their power, reducing energy costs, lowering CO2 emissions, increasing efficiency and improving energy security and reliability.
|Date of entry||April 2014|
|Motivation for selecting region||
We chose Kyoto, which is convenient for shinkansen transportation, because our clients are located not only in Tokyo, but also in various part of Japan.
The reasons we chose Kyoto, Kyoto Research Park in particular, among others are
1. Internationally famous
|Support provided by local government or JETRO||
The population and the scale of Kyoto are moderate, which make the city more comfortable to live than big cities like Tokyo. Kyoto has the atmosphere of welcoming foreigners. And nature is abundant here. Living here with family is especially nice.
As a base in Japan, we chose Kyoto Research Park, which has many foreign companies, and is active in the collaboration between industry, academia, and public institutes.
Kyoto is motivated to create a new thing, which is a great advantage for the business development.
Companies (primarily those in the manufacturing and information processing service industries) building new plants/research institutes or expanding existing facilities are eligible to participate in subsidy and financing programs. The city is also committed to supporting and fostering venture companies by creating inter-company matching programs to assist small and medium-sized companies in the city to expand their range of business and technological collaboration partners, promoting industrial-academic-public collaboration, establishing industrial support organizations, and setting up incubation facilities.
- Related Link
- Industrial location guide: Guide for establishing new business facilities in Kyoto
Services for investment in Japan
|Support for establishing a base||Provision of facilities including a incubation office|