Regional Information Shimane

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Your Regional Guide : Eiji Nakao

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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
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The information below is as of January 2017.

Manufacturing, software, etc.

(Related sectors: Automotive and Transport Equipment, ICT, Electronics)

Attractive features

The prefecture is characterized by its cluster of primary materials manufacturing industries. In recent years the cluster is witnessing the increased participation of companies from the telecommunications equipment, electronic component, general machinery and other processing and assembly sectors. The prefecture has various appealing points yet to be tapped including its rich water resources, electricity expenses subsidy system (40% of expenses up to 100% for 8 years), and its comparatively low land prices. Digital contents and BPO-related companies are starting to accumulate in the prefecture in recent years, exemplified principally by the location of major data centers.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Yasugi Factory
  • Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Matsue DaiーIchi Seiko Co., Ltd
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Wacom-IT Co., Ltd.
  • BellSystem24 Inc.
  • Shimane Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Izumo Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Shimane Shimadzu Corporation
  • Daihatsu Metal Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimane Sanyo Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Hoshizaki Electric Co., Ltd. Shimane Factory
  • Keeper Co., Ltd. Misumi Factory
  • Yasugi Ltd.
  • Moriya Cutlery Laboratory
  • Asano Haguruma Seisakusho Co., LTD.
  • Komatsu Denki Sangyo Co., Ltd.
  • Shimane Jidoki Co., Ltd.
  • Techno Project Co., Ltd.
  • Network Applied Communication Laboratory
  • Watanabe Seiko Co., Ltd. (Non in order)
Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • Crestron Japan, Inc. (Japanese Only)
  • MC SECURITY Co.,Ltd. (Japanese-Korean joint venture)
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Educational institutions: Shimane University, Matsue College of Technology, Shimane Polytechnic College, and others
Research institutions: Shimane Institute for Industrial Technology and others

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

Advanced Technology Innovation Project
(1) Enhancement of special steel and forging technology
(2) Development of thermal spraying and vapor phase coating technology
(3) Development of rare metal alternative technology
(4) Next-generation power electronics
(5) Development of heat and simulation based applied technology
(6) Human interface
(7) Development of organic electronics technology
(8) Development of functional materials for aging society
(9) Emotional digitalization and creation of high value added foods