Regional Information Okayama city

Your Regional Guide : Satoshi Kudou

  • Inquires about investment in Japan.

Industrial&Employment promotion officeExternal site: a new window will open.

1-1-1Daiku Kita-ku Okayama-shi Okayama Prefecture 700-8544
Tel: Tel: +81-86-803-1328 Fax: Fax: +81-86-803-1738

Okayama city

  • If you can't find the information you need, please contact JETROA new window will open..
  • Please note that inquires not regarding investment in Japan may not be answered.

The information below is as of November 2017.

Healthcare industries

(Related sectors: Life science)

Attractive features

Okayama University Medical School, located in Okayama City, is one of Japan's foremost medical schools, producing outstanding human resources. The city also has a large number of outstanding medical institutions, making it one of the top-ranked cities in terms of the number of hospitals. Okayama City, therefore, is a city with an advanced medical clustering. Organizations tied up to corporations in the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, engineering and welfare sectors conduct vigorous activities. Furthermore, a large number of universities have organizations and departments that promote medical-engineering alliances. Such initiatives establish Okayama as a city with a high potential for the growth and development of medical-related industries.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Teijin Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd.
  • Daiya Industry Co., Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Medical School, Dental School, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology, Okayama University
  • Faculty of S, Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University of Science
  • Facility of Health and Welfare Science, Graduate School of Health and Welfare Science, Okayama Prefectural University
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Okayama Healthcare Industry Collaboration Council: An organization working on the creation and development of healthcare industry based on the characteristics of the region in the industry-academia-government-finance collaborative organization, targeted to any business and products in economic and industrial areas including equipment, services, and systems supporting healthy and satisfying life.

Food manufacturing industry

(Related sectors: Food manufacturing, Life science)

Attractive features

Blessed with an excellent environment and ideal climate, Okayama City has long relied on farming as its key industry. Besides being ranked second in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions in terms of agricultural production value, making it one of the foremost agricultural cities in Japan. Besides crops that enjoy nationwide reputation such as peach and muscat grapes, the city has numerous outstanding farming and fishing products. Numerous companies in the food industry that make use of these abundant agricultural and marine resource have set up businesses in the city.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

Kirin Brewery Company, Limited (Okayama Plants)
NAGATANIEN CO., LTD. (Okayama Plants)
Kabaya Foods Corporation
Kimise Shoyu Co., Ltd.

Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Okayama University Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Okayama University of Science, Faculty of Science
  • Notre Dame Seishin university, Department of Foods and Human Nutrition
  • Chugoku Gakuen University, Department of Human Nutrition
  • Sanyo Gakuen Junior College, Department of Nutrition Science