Regional Information Oita

Clusters bring clusters! Monodzukuri (manufacturing) Oita, a manufacturing base competing with the world Oita Prefecture, with a wide variety of well-balanced industrial clusters

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Industrial Installation Promotion DivisionExternal site: a new window will open.

3-1-1, Ohte-machi, Oita city 870-8501 JAPAN
Tel: +81-97-506-3246Fax: +81-97-506-1755
a14050@pref.oita.lg.jp

Oita

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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population*1 1.16 million
Labor force*1 0.55 million
Area*2 6,340.7 km²
GDP*3 4,182,168 million yen
Major industries Products in the automobile, semiconductor, photovoltaic solar cell, medical care and precision instrument industries
Wage*4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
181,100yen
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
160,300yen
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
149,200yen
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
253,000yen
Land price(for 1m²)*5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
17,600yen
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
53,900yen
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 shows well-balanced business development in a variety of industries, including iron and steel, oil, chemistry, semiconductors, electricity, automobiles and precision instruments. In particular, triggered by an automobile manufacturer’s establishment of a business base in 2004, over 100 companies have established business bases in the prefecture and formed an industrial cluster there. In recent years, the prefecture has been engaging in fostering next-generation industries by integrating its characteristic strong points, e.g., medical care, application technologies of electromagnetism, and hot-spring heat.

Canon lnc.

Related Link
Industrial cluster, project: Oita LSI Cluster Promotion CouncilExternal site: a new window will open.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

- Hiji Packaging Center of Texas Instruments Incorporated (US): R&D for post-processes of manufactured semiconductors, electric machine manufacturing industry
- Inukai Plant of Fresenius Kawasumi (Germany): Special hollow paper for blood dialysis, chemical industry

Available incentives

Incentive name

Subsidy of Oita Prefecture for promotion of establishment of enterprises

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Requirement: At least 200 million yen of business investment; at least 10 new employees who are local residents
Amount of subsidy: Business investment × 3% + number of employees × 500,000 yen (as for depopulated areas, 800,000 yen per employee)
Limit: Up to 300 million yen

Incentive name

Subsidy for promotion of large-scale investment in Oita Prefecture

Incentive type

Subsidies

Incentive target industries

Manufacturing

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Requirements: At least 800 million yen of business investment; at least 80 new employees
Subsidy amount:
Company with 100 or more employees: Business investment × 5%
Company with 80 to 100 employees: Business investment × 5% × number of employees / 100
Limit:
Company with 300 or more new employees: 3 billion yen
Company with 200 or more new employees: 2 billion yen
Company with less than 200 new employees: 1 billion yen

Incentive name

Subsidy Program for Attracting and Promoting Companies’ Location in Oita Prefecture

Incentive type

Subsidies

Incentive target industries

BPO

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

[Requirements]
- At least 30 new employees who are local residents
[Amount of subsidy]
- 200,000 yen (as for companies in Oita City, 100,000 yen) × number of new employees (for 3 years)
- Acquisition amount of land and buildings × 10%
- Office rent × 1/3 (for 3 years)
- Invested fixed assets × 10%
- Business system fees × 10% (for 3 years)
- Communication line fees × 1/2 (for 3 years)
- Travel fees for human resource development (fixed amount) (for 3 years)
[Limit]
- Up to 280 million yen

Incentive name

Subsidy for promoting establishment of office business in Oita Prefecture

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Information-related industries (software, information provision and processing services, Internet-associated services, industrial design, machine design)

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

[Requirements]
- At least 5 new employees who are local residents
[Amount of subsidy]
- 200,000 yen (as for companies in Oita City, 100,000 yen) × number of new employees (for 3 years)
- Acquisition amount of land and buildings × 10%
- Office rent × 1/3 (for 3 years)
- Invested fixed assets × 10%
- Business system fees × 10% (for 3 years)
- Communication line fees × 1/2 (for 3 years)
[Limit]
- Up to 100 million yen

Related Link
Industrial location guide: Business Opportunities in OitaExternal site: a new window will open.
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