Regional Information Saga

Saga Prefecture, the best place for BCP

Your Regional Guide : Tomokazu Nozaki

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Corporate Location Promotion Division, Saga Prefectural GovernmentExternal site: a new window will open.

1-1-59 Jonai, Saga-city, Saga Prefecture 840-8570
Tel: +81-952-25-7097 Fax: +81-952-25-7384
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Cosmetics-related indusry

(Related sectors: Life science)

Attractive features

Saga Prefecture promotes the accumulation of the cosmetic industries in collaboration with Japan Cosmetic Center (JCC), which was established in November 2013.

  • Supporting the import and export of cosmetics between Japan and overseas (mainly business matching)
  • Supporting cosmetics manufacturing in Japan (bulk filling, OEM provision, introduction of the provision of ingredients)
  • Supporting the joint development of cosmetics (products development, ingredients development, exchange between researchers, etc.)
  • Supporting investment and starting business in Japan (investment in Japan [plants, R&D, location of offices, etc.], business cooperation)
Major education/research institutes of the industry

[Genkaicho Research Center for the Cultivation of Medicinal Plants]
Search for ingredients and research on cultivation are conducted.
[Industrial Technology Center of Saga]
The center is engaged in research, guidance, consultation, and testing concerning food processing, functionality of food, and agro microbiology.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Support will be provided to production activity, research on materials, and production development of Japan Cosmetic Center member companies and cosmetics related products producers through collaboration and matching with Saga Prefectural public institute, universities, and other institutes.

Healthcare and Food-related industry

(Related sectors: Healthcare and Welfare, Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

Through the utilization of characteristics of Saga Prefecture, the development of functional/health foods is supported with the industry–academia–government collaboration.

*Utilization of rich agricultural and fishery resources
*Utilization of research seeds and human resources of research institutions such as public examination and research organizations and universities
*Establishment of a hub of industry–academia–government collaborations specialized in functional health food development

Major education/research institutes of the industry

“Saga food & cosmetics laboratory”
Supporting the development of functional foods, health foods and cosmetics-related products utilizing the abundant agricultural, forestry and fisheries products of Saga Prefecture.
“Industrial Technology Center of Saga”
The center is engaged in research, guidance, consultation, and testing concerning food processing, functionality of food, and agro microbiology.
“Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center”
An institute contributing to the creation of industries and advancement of local industries, for example by providing analysis methods for agricultural products utilizing synchrotron radiation.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

“Saga food & cosmetics laboratory”, a base for the development of functional and health foods in Saga

A hub of industry–academia–government collaborations.
Supporting the development of high value-added functional foods, health foods and cosmetics-related products utilizing abundant agricultural, forestry and fisheries products in Saga Prefecture.

Automobile and Aircraftindustry

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Aircraft)

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • TOYOTA BOSHOKU KYUSHU CORPORATION
  • KOITO KYUSHU LIMITED.
  • Daido Metal Saga Co., Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry

[AIST Kyushu]
One of the largest public research institutes engaged in a wide variety of research and development and the improvement of industrial technology.
[Industrial Technology Center of Saga]
The center promotes research and development in accordance with increasingly diversified and advancing technological needs in the areas of materials and machinery, while conducting consigned tests including technological consultation, guidance, analysis, and measurement.
[Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center]
The center implements analysis of materials on the atomic/molecular levels and the processing of microscopic parts utilizing synchrotron radiation.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

[Saga Automobile Industry Association]
The accumulation of automobile industries is progressing in northern Kyushu, attracting companies like Toyota and Nissan, leading the economy of Kyushu. Companies in the prefecture collaborate beyond the borders of business category to expand transactions and promote new entry.