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Regional Information Nagasaki

Your Regional Guide : Ryusuke Tsutsui

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The Foundation of Encourage Nagasaki IndustryExternal site: a new window will open.

Dejima Koryu Kaikan Building 6F, 2-11 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki Prefecture 850-0862
Tel: +81-95-820-8890 Fax: +81-95-827-5243


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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 1.43 million
Labor force *1 0.7 million
Area (square kilometer) *2 4,130.88
GDP *3 4,382,214 million yen
Major industries Shipbuilding, general machinery, electronic parts, fisheries, tourism, ceramic
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 67,074
Number of Employees *6 619,313
Offices overseas

Shanghai, China/Seoul, Korea

JETRO office

JETRO Nagasaki

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Nagasaki has developed a solid foundation for manufacturing industries, including group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the world's premier shipbuilder, Sony Semiconductor Co., Ltd. a manufacturer of cutting-edge image sensors, and Nagasaki Canon Inc., a digital camera production subsidiary of world-class digital camera giant Canon. In the telecommunications field, as well, Nagasaki attracts a cluster of several companies, including call centers and back office functions for MetLife, Inc. and All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. In addition to manufacturing, many food-related companies develop business in the prefecture, taking advantage of the prefecture’s rich agricultural and marine resources.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Some foreign-affiliated companies have located in Nagasaki Prefecture, including the American International Group (AIG)* which has located its call center and back office functions in the prefecture. Nagasaki Prefecture is home to many education institutes, e.g., universities, showing a high ratio compared to its population figures, as seen in the existence of 11 such institutes in the prefecture, including universities, junior colleges and technical colleges. Some companies recognized such rich human resources in the prefecture and decided to locate in the prefecture.
* AIG is the former MetLife Insurance Co., Ltd. and Gibraltar Life Insurance Co.
[Example of overseas companies deciding to locate in the prefecture]
Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd. (quartz glass products)

Company name Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd.
Industry sector

quartz glass products

Available incentives

Incentive name

[Subsidy for facility investment such as factories]

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries


Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

1. Conclusion of location contracts; 2. Invested fixed assets of 300 million yen or more; 3. New employment of at least 10 persons

Subsidy limit

2 billion yen for investment; 500 million yen for employment; and 500 million yen for order placement for local companies

Incentive name

[Subsidy for companies constructing new offices]

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Information-processing/intensive-service companies (call centers, administrative centers, etc.), advanced-information-related services companies (software development, etc.)

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Investment and new employment (depending on industries)

Subsidy limit

300 million yen

Services for investment in Japan

Providing market information Advice on the matters related to entering into Japanese market
Support for establishing a base Consultation on the matters related to establishing a Japanese base, Provision of facilities including a incubation office

The Nagasaki Industrial Promotion Foundation provides assistance to overseas companies and foreign-affiliated companies considering possible investment in Nagasaki Prefecture. Useful information and advice on the wide range of required procedures, real estate, potential technical tie-up partners (universities, companies) and others are supplied on a complimentary basis. In addition to this, sustained and detailed services will also be provided to assist in the procedures and incentives pertinent to locating business operations in Nagasaki, along with support for hiring personnel and other follow-up needs of companies advancing to the prefecture.

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