Regional Information Shizuoka city

Shizuoka City, aiming to be the “only one” in marine industry innovation

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6-8, Asahi-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-city, Shizuoka Prefecture 424-8701
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Ocean energy industry

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Environment and Energy, Others)

Attractive features

Promotion of the marine industry capitalizing on resources peculiar to Shizuoka City, for instance Suruga Bay, with geographical features rarely seen in other parts of the world and a rich ecosystem, universities and research institutes engaged in oceanic studies, and a cluster of marine-related companies including shipbuilding and seafood processing, working toward realizing marine innovation that can only be transmitted from Shizuoka.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
Marine industry
  • Miho Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • Kanasashi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Meiyo Electric Co., Ltd
  • Hagoromo Foods Corporation


Energy industry
  • Shizuoka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Shimizu LNG Co., Ltd.
  • Tokai Corporation


Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • The National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (the world’s No.1 research institute on tuna)
  • Tokai University Shimizu Campus (with the only School of Marine Science and Technology in Japan)
  • National Shimizu Maritime Polytechnical College (specialized educational institute for developing mariners)
  • Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Shimizu Station (experimental facility on corrosion protection for ships and maritime structures)

Shimizu Port, logistics industry

(Related sectors: Others, Food manufacturing, Automobile and Transport Equipment)

Attractive features

Utilizing the extensive transportation infrastructure of Shin-Tomei/Tomei Expressway and Shimizu Port, the prefecture intends to accumulate logistics industries taking an important role in the entire flow of products distribution including materials procurement, manufacturing, and distribution, to provide a strategic base in the new era of logistics.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
b>Local chartering brokers
  • Suzuyo & Co., Ltd.
  • Seiwa Kaiun Co., Ltd
  • Amano Kaisoten, Ltd.
  • Aoki Trans Corporation


Food, Healthcare industries

(Related sectors: Life science, Food manufacturing, Service)

Attractive features

Research in health-related industries, such as the Food Science Hills Project, is thriving built on an agglomeration of food, pharmaceutical and chemical companies (approximately 260 such companies in the city), and university research. Top Japanese food manufacturers accumulate in Shizuoka City to make use of the area's high-quality water, abundant local agricultural products (citrus, etc.), and marine resources.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • AMS Life Science Co., Ltd.
  • SSK Sales Co. Ltd.
  • Hagoromo Foods Corporation
  • Hotei Foods Corporation Co., Ltd.
  • Well Be Food System Co., Ltd.


Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Research Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Tea Research Center (Fostering new varieties of tea, developing cultivation methods, developing new tea production technologies)
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Research Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Fruit Tree Research Center (Fostering new varieties of citrus and developing cultivation management technology)
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Research Institute of Fisheries (Fisheries use/processing, deepwater supply utilization)
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Industrial Research Institute (Research suited to the characteristics of local industry, R&D in leading-edge technology fields)
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Food Science Hills Project (Secretariat: Shizuoka Prefecture Industrial Promotion Foundation)
The Project promotes the development of functional foods through coordination between industry, academia, and government, involving the universities and research institutes in the region and aiming to promote original and competitive food-related industries and the creation of industrial clusters.