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The information below is as of November 2017.

Automotive-related industries

(Related sectors: ICT, Electronics)

Attractive features

A number of Toyota-connected plants are scheduled to be located mainly in the northern part of the Sendai metropolitan area, such as the new head factory of Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. (Toyota Motor Corporation's finished vehicle assembly company) and the car battery manufacturer Primeearth EV Energy Co., Ltd. There are thus hopes that the region can develop to be the third largest main automobile production base in Japan.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
  • Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Keihin Corporation
  • Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd
  • TOYOTA BOSHOKU TOHOKU
  • AISIN TAKAOKA CO.,LTD
  • Toyotetsu Tohoku Co.,Ltd.
  • Sunlit Industry Co.,Ltd.
  • CHUO PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.
  • PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
  • Walbro Co., Ltd
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Tohoku University
  • Tohoku Gakuin University
  • Tohoku Institute of Technology
  • Ishinomakisenshu University
  • Tohoku Polytechnic College
  • Miyagi National College of Technology
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

In order to establish close cooperation among academic institutions, administrative organizations and the food industry, to enhance the well-organized production system, and build a production base for the effective opening-up of new markets and product development, Miyagi Prefecture and relevant organizations established the Miyagi Prefecture Food Industry Cluster Comprehensive Council on June 23, 2006. In addition, against the background of the world-wide Japanese food boom, the increased number of wealthy people in the East Asian region due to economic development, etc. and the demand for reassuring, safe food products, Miyagi has engaged in a wide variety activities directed at both Japan and overseas countries. For example it has formulated the Basic Policy for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Products, etc. from Food Kingdom Miyagi, etc.

  • Establishment of the Council for the Revitalization of Regional Food-Related Industries, etc. in the Northern Region of Miyagi Prefecture (December 19, 2008)
  • Establishment of the Council for the Revitalization of Regional Food-Related Industries, etc. in the Southern Region of Miyagi Prefecture (December 19, 2008)
  • Received approval for its regional industry revitalization plan pursuant to the Enterprise Location Promotion Law (April 1, 2014)

Electronics

(Related sectors: Electronics)

Attractive features

Miyagi is also gaining attention as a base for semiconductor industry, with major global manufacturers Tokyo Electron AT Limited, Advantest Corporation establishing manufacturing sites. And with a large number of graduates from such institutions as Tohoku University, talented human resources can be found within Miyagi.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Tokyo Electron Miyagi Limited
  • Kanazawa Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
  • Sony corporation
  • Sony Shiroishi Semiconductor Inc.
  • ADVANTEST CORPORATION
  • LAPIS Semiconductor Miyagi Co.,Ltd.
  • NIHON CERATEC CO., LTD.
Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • Celestica Japan K.K.
  • Ham-Let Motoyama Japan Ltd,
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Tohoku University
  • Tohoku Gakuin University
  • Tohoku Institute of Technology
  • Ishinomakisenshu University
  • Tohoku Polytechnic College
  • Sendai National College of Technology
  • Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi Prefectural Government etc.
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry
  • In December 2003, Tohoku University, Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai City and the Tohoku Economic Federation established the “Roundtable on Cooperation amongst Industry, Academia, and Government” with the aim of stimulating the growth of regional industry through the effective utilization of university intellectual property. With the assistance of a variety of organizations and groups, Miyagi Prefecture and Sendai City have put in place a system for providing “one-stop” service to companies in the prefecture.

Also, the Office of Cooperative Research and Development has been established in Tohoku University to provide support in the areas of research, development and technology.

  • A municipal preferential treatment system aimed at companies and based on the Law for the Promotion of Corporate Establishment
  • Establishment of Tohoku JASVA (June 30, 2008)
  • Establishment of Miyagi Advanced Electronics Industry Promotion Committee (November 4, 2008)

Food manufacturing

(Related sectors: Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

Miyagi Prefecture is blessed with a rich variety of agricultural products, including high-quality rice, and bountiful marine products obtained at the representative fishing grounds offshore Sanriku. Against this backdrop, the food manufacturing sector is traditionally well developed. Marine product processing industry clusters in particular have been formed in the Kesennuma region, the Ishinomaki region and the Shiogama region. Miyagi Prefecture is also home of numerous saw mills and chip plants that utilize the rich timber resources in the inland parts of the prefecture. The Ishinomaki region in particular boasts the largest in Japan agglomeration of plywood manufacturing plants, as well as paper factories based in the vicinity of the Port of Ishinomaki, an important transportation hub, while the Iwanuma region is home of numerous paper factories, etc.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Tohoku Fujipan
  • SKYLARK HOLDINGS Co., LTD.
  • Takanofoods Co., Ltd
  • Kirin Holdings Company., Ltd.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • Meiji Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Paper Group, Inc.
  • SEIHOKUCORPORATION
  • Polus-tec
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

In order to establish close cooperation among academic institutions, administrative organizations and the food industry, to enhance the well-organized production system, and build a production base for the effective opening-up of new markets and product development, Miyagi Prefecture and relevant organizations established the Miyagi Prefecture Food Industry Cluster Comprehensive Council on June 23, 2006. In addition, against the background of the world-wide Japanese food boom, the increased number of wealthy people in the East Asian region due to economic development, etc. and the demand for reassuring, safe food products, Miyagi has engaged in a wide variety activities directed at both Japan and overseas countries. For example it has formulated the Basic Policy for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Products, etc. from Food Kingdom Miyagi, etc.

  • Establishment of the Council for the Revitalization of Regional Food-Related Industries, etc. in the Northern Region of Miyagi Prefecture (December 19, 2008)
  • Establishment of the Council for the Revitalization of Regional Food-Related Industries, etc. in the Southern Region of Miyagi Prefecture (December 19, 2008)
  • Received approval for its regional industry revitalization plan pursuant to the Enterprise Location Promotion Law (April 1, 2014)