Regional Information Niigata city

Niigata, the technological strength of world-level monodzukuri (manufacturing)

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Industry leading to the revitalization of ports

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Environment and energy, Others)

Attractive features

Near Niigata Port, handling the largest amount of foreign capital containers on the Sea of Japan side of Honshu, attracts many companies with strong availability in terms of the import/export of materials and products, including the paper making industry and the chemical industry.
There are also oil and LNG storage stations and thermal power plants, and it also has the function of being an energy supply center.

Aircraft, automotive-machinery-/metal-related industries

(Related sectors: Aircraft, Automobile and Transport Equipment)

Attractive features

In Niigata City, which is the birthplace of the oil industry in Japan and where Nippon Oil Corporation was founded, steel and machinery industries have developed deriving from oil drilling, and various products including diesel engines, railcars, ships and vessels, and machine tools.
Also, capitalizing on the metalworking technology of tableware production, there are many companies in the Minami-ku and Nishikan-ku of districts of Niigata City, adjacent to the Sanjo and Tsubame Regions (renowned internationally for the production of Western-style tableware), including companies with a top domestic share of oil fan heaters and companies producing complicated dies for automobile engines.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry


Food and Biotechnology-related industries

(Related sectors: Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

With a cluster of food industries processing high-quality and fresh agricultural and fisheries products, “Niigata Brand” is already well established for many specialty products including rice. There is also a cluster of educational institutions, research institutions and support institutes related to food and biotechnology, and the region is aiming to serve as a research base for the growth area related to health foods and biotechnology.