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Regional Information Nagoya city

Nagoya City, the central city of Greater Nagoya—one of the world’s largest centers for monodzukuri (manufacturing)

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City of Nagoya Concierge
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Industry & Labor Division, Industry Department, Civic & Economic Affairs Bureau

1-1, Sannomaru 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, 460-8508
Tel: +81-52-972-2423 Fax: +81-52-972-4139

Nagoya city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 2.26 million
Labor force *1 1.15 million
Area *2 bi03
GDP *3 12,355,900 million yen
Major industries Wholesale/Retail, Service Industry, Real Estate, ICT, and Manufacturing
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 38,052
Number of Employees *6 394,381
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Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

In Nagoya area, one of the three major economic areas in Japan, manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, and machine tools are located. Its scale is the largest in Japan. Commerce and service business have been developed in Nagoya, the central city of the area, based on the accumulation of the history of manufacturing industry. The city has well-balanced industrial structure. Moreover, it has easy access to other countries as well as any part of Japan, because it is located in the central part of Japan and its infrastructure of land, sea, and air is in good condition. Nagoya City welcomes the companies seeking a business opportunity with the best environment.

Related Link
Industrial cluster, project: Special Zone to Create Asia No.1 Aerospace Industrial CenterExternal site: a new window will open.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

In FY2015, the city accepted business development of companies in the manufacturing industry (automobile- and manufacturing machinery-related industries), service industries (videophone conference, medical care, etc.), and products export/import industry.

Available incentives

In addition to the subsidy system applied to the establishement of an office, a plant, or a research facility in Nagoya City, GNIExternal site: a new window will open. provides subsidies for foreign firms starting their business in the Greater Nagoya area, including costs for setting-up businesses, recruitment of new employees and finding business offices.

Incentive name

Subsidies for the Promotion of Industrial Siting within the City of Nagoya (Rental and Owned)

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

It covers the companies in the field of specified industry in Nagoya City. Manufacturing is also included in case of small and medium-sized companies.

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

- Requirements for the Subsidy
Rental: Floor space shall be 50 m² or more, or the number of permanent employees shall be five or more
Owned: Amount of investment shall be 50 million yen or more (the amount shall be 1 billion yen or more, in case of big companies)
- Amount of the Subsidy
Rental: Three months’ rent of the land, building, and mechanical equipment (six months’ rent, in case of research facilities)
Owned: Amount equivalent to three years' fixed property tax on the newly acquired part and three years' city planning tax (amount equivalent to five years, in case of research facilities)
- Upper Limits
Rental: 3 million yen (6 million yen, in case of research facilities)
Owned: 1 billion yen

Aichi-Nagoya International Business Access Center (I-BAC)
I-BAC is a one-stop service organization that offers information, various consultation services and advice to foreign companies that plan to establish a presence in Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya. Inquiries are welcome from Japanese companies that are interested in business matching with foreign companies that have already moved into the area.
I-BAC services include the following:

  • Information on business partners
  • Information about incentives
  • Information on office and plant siting
  • Information on human resources
  • Information on living in the area
  • Introduction of specialists and supporting businesses
  • Consultation and advice on permits and procedures for establishing a business presence

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