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Regional Information Nagahama city

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Your Regional Guide : Commerce and Industry Promotion Division, Department of Industry and Tourism

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Commerce and Industry Promotion Division, Department of Industry and Tourism

632 Yawatahigashi-chou, Nagahama-city, Shiga Prefecture 526-8501
Tel: Tel:0749-65-8766 Fax: Fax:0749-64-0396

Nagahama city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 0.11 million
Labor force *1 0.06 million
Area *2 681.0 km²
GDP *3 450,000 million yen
Major industries General machinery, metal goods, plastic, textile industry, and ceramics
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 6,080
Number of Employees *6 59,190
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Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Nagahama City welcomed a number of companies and research/development facilities with high-level technical capabilities in the field of manufacturing textiles, synthetic resins, industrial machinery, and information/communication devices. It is also endeavoring to invite the environmental and biotechnology-related industries. As for the former field, the Shiga Environmental Business Exhibition Enviro-Shiga, one of the largest comprehensive trade fairs of the environmental industry, is held every year, and about twenty companies participate from Nagahama and neighboring cities. The exhibition is highly evaluated by the companies tackling the environmental business because participation in it leads to an improved corporate image and the proof of high technical capability. As for the latter field, the Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Japan's first four-year college specialized in bio-science, is located in the Nagahama Science Park, and it is designated as the base of biotechnology business promotion. It focuses its efforts on the creation of new business through collaboration with existing companies or change of business categories/development of new business areas.

Available incentives

  • A subsidy is granted to the companies who are located in the City, according to the amount invested to fixed assets and the number of employees.
  • The Nagahama City Government provides full support, including reduced time required for administrative formalities, for those who are located in the City.
Incentive name

Tax exemption for the construction of new factories

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries


Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Amount of subsidies:
1) 100% of fixed asset tax for the first fiscal year
2) 75% of fixed asset tax for the second fiscal year
3) 50% of fixed asset tax for the third fiscal year
1) 100 million yen or over invested in fixed assets (excluding acquisition of land)
2) 5 new employees or more
3) Conclusion of an environmental conservation agreement

Incentive name

Rent subsidy for those moving away from incubation center

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

All industries

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Details of subsidies:
700 yen per square meter per month (300,000 yen maximum per year)
Those who moved away from an incubation center (including centers in other cities)

Incentive name

Subsidy for promoting employment

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries


Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

If the employee is a resident of Nagahama City: 100,000 yen per person (up to 100 persons)

Related Link
Industrial location guide: Nagahama Corporate Location GuideExternal site: a new window will open.

Services for investment in Japan

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