Investing in Japan
Regional Information Shiga
Shiga, aiming to become a global innovation base
Your Regional Guide : Chikako Fukuda
Business Attraction Office
4-1-1KyomachiOtsu, Shiga, ♯520-8577
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The information below is as of January 2017.
|Labor force*1||0.69 million|
|GDP*3||5,968,096 million yen|
|Major industries||Automotive-related, electrical equipment, devices, chemicals, new energy|
|Land price(for 1m²)*5||
|Number of Establishments*6||58,057|
|Number of Employees*6||590,842|
State of Michigan, US / Hunan, China
Strength of the region's industries and economy
Shiga Prefecture is the geographical center of Japan and at the junction of the Kansai, Chubu, and Hokuriku regions, making it a strategic place for domestic transportation converging major transportation bases running across broad areas, e.g., Meishin Expressway. The prefecture accounts for 41% of the secondary sector of industry in prefectural gross production, marking the highest share in Japan. As this makes the prefecture one of the most popular prefectures for manufacturing industries, the prefecture offers locations for companies in a variety of manufacturing industries, such as automobiles, electrical and electronic equipment, and pharmaceuticals, and for a cluster of many R&D bases. Endowed with the rich nature around the Biwako Lake, the prefecture has also been endeavoring to encourage the environmental industry, e.g., water environment business, through the utilization of these companies’ high awareness of the natural environment and environment-friendly technologies.
Foreign company(s) operating in the industry
AVX Tantalum Asia Corporation; Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.; Japan Vilene Co., Ltd.; Procter & Gamble Japan K.K.; Bayer Yakuhin Ltd.; AstraZeneca K.K.; NEC SCHOTT Components Corp.; Recaro Japan Co., Ltd.; KERN-LIEBERS JAPAN K.K.; Amphenol Japan Ltd.; Ioxus Japan Co. Ltd; and Croda Japan KK. (in random order)
Subsidy Program for Promoting Location of Companies Manufacturing Made-in-Shiga Products
|Incentive target industries||
Headquarters, mother plants and R&D bases in the environment, healthcare, automobile, aerospace, electronics, cutting-edge raw materials, and robot industries
|Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)||
As for companies with invested fixed assets of 5 billion yen or less, 5% or less of the total invested fixed assets, up to 1 billion yen