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Regional Information Okayama city
“City of health, welfare and environment,” establishing top-level safety in Japan
Your Regional Guide : Satoshi Kudou
1-1-1Daiku Kita-ku Okayama-shi Okayama Prefecture 700-8544
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The information below is as of January 2017.
|Population *1||0.71 million|
|Labor force *1||0.36 million|
|Area *2||790.0 km²|
|Land price(for 1m²) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||33,889|
|Number of Employees *6||322,468|
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 first place in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions in the agricultural production value. Food industries that take advantage of these resources also flourish.