Regional Information

Oita

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Oita Pref. Concierge
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Promotion of Industrial Location Division, Commerce, Industry, and Labor Department

3-1-1 Ohte-machi, Oita-city Oita Prefecture 870-8501
TEL: +81-97-506-3246    FAX: +81-97-506-1755

Oita

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*The information below is as of July 2015.

Basic Information

Population*1 1.2 million
Labor force*1 0.59 million
Area*2 5,100.0 km²
GDP*3 4,255,542 million yen
Major industries Iron and steel, oil, chemicals, shipbuilding, semiconductors, automobiles
Wage*4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
179,800yen
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
157,200yen
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
149,300yen
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
256,500yen
Land price(for 1m²)*5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
18,500yen
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
54,400yen
Number of Establishments*6 56,303
Number of Employees*6 485,108
Offices overseas

Shanghai ,China

JETRO office

JETRO Oita

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Oita Prefecture sees well-balanced advances by the steel, chemical, semiconductor, machinery, oil, automotive and other important industries. The expansion by solidly performing companies and other progress is creating a positive cycle in which industry concentrations spawn of even greater clusters, leading to the clustering of cutting-edge businesses. Oita Prefecture also formulated the "Oita Industrial Creation Strategy 2014" with the goal of achieving sustained development that will form the basis for the vigorous development of the next generation, and supporting the proactive challenging spirit of all levels of the prefecture's population striving to demonstrate the underlying strengths of Oita.
Every possible effort will be made to ensure that companies making inroads into the prefecture will be supplied on a timely and integrated basis with the conditions and support required from them to excel and develop in Oita, which includes outstanding manpower, precious regional resources, wide-ranging industrial concentration.

Canon lnc.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

The following foreign-affiliated companies have located operations in Oita Prefecture to this day date, and are doing brisk business in their field such as semiconductors, chemicals, agriculture and others.

  • Texas Instruments Incorporated Hiji Packaging Center (America), Electric machine manufacturing, R&D for post-processes of semiconductor manufacturing
  • Fresenius Kawasumi Inukai Factory (Germany): Chemical industry, blood dialysis hollow paper
  • Swedeponic Kuji (Sweden) Agriculture, farm products
  • Sun Allom Ltd. Oita Plant (Netherlands) Chemical industry, polypropylene

Available incentives

  • Complimentary supply of information and advice on establishing business bases, human resources, real estate properties and other needs on a one-stop basis.
  • Systems available for partial subsidizing of costs, depending on amount of investment and other factors.
  • Preferential tax system based on Act on Special Measures for Promotion for Independence for Underpopulated Areas, Peninsulas Development Act, and Act on the Promotion of Establishment of Enterprises is available depending on the area.
Incentive name

Subsidy of Oita Prefecture for promotion of establishment of enterprises

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Requirement: capital investment of more than 300 million yen, new employment of 10 or more employees in the prefecture
Amount of subsidy: 3% of capital investment and 500,000 yen per employee
Maximum amount: 300 million yen

Incentive name

Subsidy for promotion of large-scale investment in Oita Prefecture

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Requirement: capital investment of 8 billion yen or more, new employment of 80 or more employees
Amount of subsidy:
[For enterprises with 100 or more employees] capital investment x 5%
[For enterprises with 80 or more and less than 100 employees] capital investment x 5% x No. of employees/100 people
Maximum amount:
[300 or more new employees]
3 billion yen
[200 or more new employees]
2 billion yen
[less than 200 new employees]
1 billion yen

Incentive name

Subsidy for promoting establishment of call center business in Oita Prefecture

Incentive target industries

Call center business

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Requirement: capital investment of 30 million yen or more, new local employment of 30 or more employees
Amount of subsidy:
capital investment (except for land and building) x 3%
capital investment (land and building) x 15%
Number of new employees x 500,000 yen (for other than major urban areas)
Number of new employees x 250,000 yen (for major urban areas)
Connection fees x 1/2 for 3 years
Rent x 1/3 for 3 years
Maximum amount: 280 million yen
[land+building+employment] 100 million yen
[connection fee] 30 million yen/year
[rent] 30 million yen/year

Incentive name

Subsidy for promoting establishment of software business in Oita Prefecture

Incentive target industries

Software, information processing, services, design, machine design, engineering and natural science laboratories

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Requirement: Invested fixed assets of 30 million yen or more (or total floor area of 150 m2 or more for rented facility), 5 or more directly engaged engineers
Amount of subsidy: amount of real estate acquisition tax
amount of business tax (for 3 years)
Maximum amount: 20 million yen

Incentive name

Amount of subsidy: 3% of capital investment and 500,000 yen per employee

Incentive type Maximum amount: 300 million yen
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