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Regional Information Okayama city

An “economic and interaction city” leading Western Honshu and Shikoku and full of vitality as well as creativity

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1-1-1Daiku Kita-ku Okayama-shi Okayama Prefecture 700-8544
Tel: Tel: +81-86-803-1329 Fax: Fax: +81-86-803-1738

Okayama city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 0.71 million
Labor force *1 0.36 million
Area *2 790.0 km²
GDP *3 2,700,000 million yen
Major industries
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 35,162
Number of Employees *6 360,610
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JETRO Okayama

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

As the central city of Okayama Prefecture, Okayama City has a cluster of commercial and service industries, in particular in the medical and welfare industries, showing a high increase in the number of offices and employees. Besides the clustering of companies equipped with advanced precision machinery processing technologies, the city is home to a medical college that implements cutting-edge medical research, medical institutions that provide advanced healthcare services, and companies engaged in the manufacturing of medical and welfare equipment, etc. The city is also known for agriculture. Fruits, such as grapes and white peaches, are making Okayama one of the foremost agricultural cities in Japan, marking 2nd (2015) place in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions in the agricultural production value. Food industries that take advantage of these resources also flourish.

Available incentives

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Incentive type Subsidy