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Regional Information Shimane

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Your Regional Guide : Takayuki Tsukamoto

Shimane Pref. Concierge
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Industrial Promotion Division, Industry and Labor DepartmentExternal site: a new window will open.

1 Tonomachi, Matsue-city, Shimane Prefecture 690-8501
Tel: +81-852-22-6086 Fax: +81-852-22-6080


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

Basic Information

Population *1 0.72 million
Labor force *1 0.36 million
Area (square kilometer)*2 6,708.26
GDP *3 2,565,746 million yen
Major industries Information and telecommunications equipment, iron and steel, general machinery, electronic components and devices, food ceramic/sand and stones
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 38,306
Number of Employees *6 329,036
JETRO office

JETRO Matsue

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Tertiary industry contributes the largest share to aggregate production. Shimane Prefecture is rich in water resources and land prices are also relatively low relative to Japan as a whole. Consequently, a large percentage of manufacturing is in processing and assembly industries such as electrical equipment and general machinery manufacturing.

Shimane Research Business Park

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Company name Crestron Japan, Inc.
Industry sector

Distributive trade of control machinery of videos and audios

Date of entry May 2002
Motivation for selecting region
  • The infrastructure available at Shimane Research Business Park and the support system provided by the local government.
  • The time and distance to Tokyo from Matsue is little different to that from other medium-sized cities in Japan. The company president greatly values the lifestyle advantages of not having to commute, and chose to locate an office in the south building of Techno ARC Shimane because of the attractive conditions, prompt service and courteous follow up provided by the Prefectural government. This office became the foundation of a business that now markets to major corporations across Japan.
  • The company currently maintains its head office showroom in Matsue City, and from this location develops the marketing activities for the whole of Japan.
Support provided by local government or JETRO

Human network (fund raising in particular)

Company name MC SECURITY Co.,Ltd.
Industry sector

Manufacture, marketing, maintenance of electronic equipment

Date of entry November 2007
Motivation for selecting region
  • Established in Matsue City in February 2006 as a joint venture of the MIC Limited, which has its head office in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, and C&S defense Co.,Ltd., a South Korean corporation.
  • Following its establishment, the decision was made to move the joint venture into Shimane Research Business Park. There it will build a new base for development, manufacturing, and marketing of an intrusion prevention system (IPS). This system is to prevent unauthorized access to computer networks, which has become a problem in society. The company began operation in November 2007.

Available incentives

Support menus will be matched to the needs of individual corporations upon request.

Subsidies and funding programs
  • Subsidy systems are available to help cover land acquisition costs, rent, telecommunications fees, etc.
  • A lease system for land can be used if certain requirements are met.
  • A subsidy system for electricity expenses (40 to 100% of the amount for eight years) can be used if certain requirements are met.
  • Employment aid of up to 1.3 million yen per employee is provided if certain requirements are met.
Incentive Programs
Financing systems are available to help cover acquisition costs of land, building and machinery and equipment.
Low-interest and long-term loans can be used if certain requirements are met.

Services for investment in Japan

Support for establishing a base Provision of facilities including a incubation office