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 : Shinya Hasegawa
488 Kamihonnoji-mae-machi, Oikeagaru, Teramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8571
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The information below is as of January 2017.
|Population *1||1.47 million|
|Labor force *1||0.73 million|
|Area *2||827.8 km²|
|Major industries||Electric machinery, publishing/printing, foodstuffs, textiles, general machinery|
|Land price(for 1m²) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||79,451|
|Number of Employees *6||726,835|
Strength of the region's industries and economy
The historical city of Kyoto offers a comfortable residential environment with a profundity of cultural assets and an accessible natural environment. At the same time, Kyoto features concentrations of universities with considerable intellectual resources, companies in traditional industries that have acquired strong technological capabilities over their many years in business, and manufacturers with unique technologies in specified areas. The city of Kyoto is also home to numerous public and private industrial support organizations that have helped form an environment supportive of high value-added manufacturing. To further the development of Kyoto as a manufacturing city, active assistance is being provided to companies that are considering moving into industrial promotion sites such as the Katsura Innovation Park and the High Concentration District.
* Katsura Innovation Park: a base for intellectual industry creation adjacent to the Katsura Campus of Kyoto University aimed at creating new industry through industrial-academic-public collaboration
* High Concentration District: an area centered along Aburanokoji Street south of Jujo Avenue in which efforts to
concentrate new urban functions are being pursued through cooperation among residents, companies, and the
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 and startup small and medium-sized companies setting up new offices 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.
Services for investment in Japan
|Support for establishing a base||Provision of facilities including a incubation office|
- Related Link
- Kyoto Research Park Corp.