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Regional Information Saitama

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Saitama International Business Support Center (SBSC)External site: a new window will open.

3-15-1 Takasago Urawa-ku, Saitama-city, Saitama Prefecture 330-8669
Tel: +81-48-830-3779 Fax: +81-48-830-4815


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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 7.26
Labor force *1 3.63
Area (square kilometer)*2 3,797.75
GDP *3 22,332,275 million yen
Major industries Transport equipment, chemicals, food products, information and communication equipment, metal products
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 264,561
Number of Employees *6 2,760,890
Offices overseas

Saitama Shanghai Support Desk
Saitama Vietnam Support Desk
Saitama Thai Support Desk

JETRO office

JETRO Saitama

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

There are about 29,000 manufacturing business locations in Saitama prefecture, and the prefecture ranks 7th in Japan in the value of manufactured goods shipped. Diverse industries with an accumulation of sophisticated technology flourish in the prefecture, including the metal casting and mould making industries of Kawaguchi City and the optical device and precision machinery industries of the city of Saitama. Production in the prefecture totals 20,700,000 million yen (as of 2013), the 5th largest amount in Japan. It is located in the middle of an immense market. The population of the prefecture is over 7 million, and it is located inside of the National Capital Region, home to about 44 million people, equivalent to a third of the Japanese population.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Company name Preservation Technologies JapanExternal site: a new window will open.
Industry sector

Deacidification of books and documents

Outline of business

They provide a preservation technique to disacidfy the acid in acid paper in order to extend the life of paper materials such as books and documents.

Motivation for selecting region
  • The prefecture and city of Saitama's continuous provision of support throughout the search for properties.
  • The Saitama International Business Support Center (SBSC) provided enthusiastic support, including one year's rental of a startup office.
  • Transportation is good, and there is an abundance of human resources.
Support provided by local government or JETRO
  • Information about properties and introduction of human resources
  • Rental of a startup office by the SBSC(This service is not available now).
  • The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) took responsibility for the expenses of setting up a Japanese corporation (part of the regional support program for attracting foreign businesses).
  • Subsidies from the SBSC for leasing of headquarters and a deacidification plant.
  • Support for expansion of marketing channels
Company name Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems Japan Ltd. External site: a new window will open.
Industry sector

Development and manufacturing of braking systems for commercial vehicles

Outline of business

Development and manufacturing of braking systems for commercial vehicles

Motivation for selecting region
  • A concentration of automotive industries
  • Good transportation, especially for transport of goods
Company name Tokyo Yuncheng Plate Making Co., Ltd.
Country China
Industry sector

Printing and engraving manufacturing

Outline of business

General gravure printmaking

Date of entry June 2007
Motivation for selecting region
  • Good access to our customers (in Tokyo)
Support provided by local government or JETRO
  • Subsidies to support foreign companies that move into the prefecture
  • Support by Saitama prefecture for procedures up to the stage of business siting.

Available incentives

  • Saitama Prefecture offers a one-stop location for information and advice at no charge, covering topics such as markets, customers, potential partners, establishment of a place of business, human resources, and real estate.
  • Networks of law offices, business, tax accountants, patent agents, and other services skilled in international business are in place that allow companies to do in business in Japan smoothly.

Services for investment in Japan

Support for establishing a base Consultation on the matters related to establishing a Japanese base

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