Regional Information Saijyo city

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164 Akeyashiki, Saijyo-city, Ehime Prefecture 793-8601
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Saijyo city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Food reration industry

(Related sectors: Environment and energy, Others)

Attractive features

Saijo City has among the best agricultural production power within the prefecture as well as an affluent water source represented by "Uchinuki." Currently, the city is developing the "City of Agricultural Innovation for Saijo " project and is working on creating new industries that can utilize the city's resources through public and private cooperation. Accumulation of food industries is essential in utilizing the city's resources well.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

* KansaiKako Co.,Ltd.
* KANKYOSIZAI corporation


(Related sectors: Aircraft, Automobile and Transport Equipment, Others)

Attractive features

Industrial water service is fully equipped in the industrial park of Saijyo city, and the rich and daily supply of high-quality industrial water of 87,420㎥ is available. The time required from Iyo-Saijyo IC to the major cities in Shikoku is within 2 hours. There is also Toyo Port in the city, which support the logistics of the enterprises and transport of people in the city. Many highly-skilled small and medium-sized enterprises in various industries locate around the maritime area. The total amount of pig iron production in the pig iron mold industrial park in Tanbara area accounts for 70% of the whole production in Shikoku. Also, there are global enterprises, partnering with companies in aircraft industry.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Tanaka Giken Co.,Ltd.

Food-related industry

(Related sectors: Food manufacturing, Service, Tourism)

Attractive features

Saijyo city has rich water resource represented by Uchinuki (spring water developed artificially by digging a hole through the ground to groundwater long ago), and food materials based on the top-level agricultural production ability. The city's plan was certified as Plans for Regional Revitalization by the state government, and the city has set up and working on a scheme to scale up the city , by placing "The Core Functions of Comprehensive 6th-industry City" at the center of the scheme, with making two other functions relating each other: "stable production function" by combining cultivation under structure with open culture and "fostering function of specialized human resources" by teaming up with the higher education institutions such as universities.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry


Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Saijo Industry & Information Centre for Support (SICS)
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Shikoku
  • Ehime Toyo Industrial Creative Center
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Saijyo city utilizes the rich agricultural environment which is represented by its largest area of cultivated commercial farm land in Shikoku and the geographical advantages from its location at the center of Shikoku. It accumulates the functions of agricultural production, process, storage, logistics and sales, and aims to realize the "city based on the comprehensive 6th industry"; the city where the secondary and tertiary industries are organically consolidated with the primary industry into 6th industry for the promotion of the primary industry. The city is pioneering this attempt by conducting various projects.