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Regional Information Shizuoka

Medical and Health Industries at the foot of Mount. Fuji, Shizuoka

Your Regional Guide : Hitoshi Ikushima

Picture of Shizuoka Pref. Concierge
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One Stop Service Center (Shizuoka International Business Association)External site: a new window will open.

Sangyo-Keizai Kaikan 4F, 44-1 Ohtemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-city, Shizuoka Prefecture 420-0853
Tel: +81-54-254-5161 Fax: +81-54-251-1918
ikushima@siba.or.jp

Shizuoka

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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 3.7 million
Labor force *1 1.91 million
Area *2 7,777.4 km²
GDP *3 15,876,309 million yen
Major industries Transportation equipment and machinery, electrical machinery, chemical engineering, beverages and food products, paper/pulp
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
202,500yen
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
177,700yen
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
165,300yen
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
287,600yen
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
47,600yen
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
139,500yen
Number of Establishments *6 184,470
Number of Employees *6 1,736,157
Offices overseas

Singapore / Shanghai, China / Seoul, Korea / Taipei,Taiwan

JETRO office

JETRO Shizuoka ,JETRO Hamamatsu

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

The total value of industrial production in Shizuoka Prefecture is 16.507 trillion yen, which makes up approximately 5% of Japan’s GDP, which is the reason for the prefecture being known as the “Manufacturing Prefecture.” The manufacturing industry in Shizuoka has a good balance of industry sectors spread across all its regions. In the eastern region of the prefecture, the manufacturing industry includes electrical machinery, paper and pulp, medical products, and transport equipment; in the central region, electrical machinery, furniture and fishery products; and in the western region, transport equipment, general machinery, chemicals, textiles, and cutting-edge optoelectronics. There are clusters of companies with excellent technical capabilities spread over a wide range of sectors in Shizuoka and the number of business facilities (factories and laboratories) is one of the highest in Japan.

Related Link
Industrial cluster, project: Shizuoka Triangle Research ClusterExternal site: a new window will open.
Industrial cluster, project: Hamamatsu Optronics ClusterExternal site: a new window will open.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Shizuoka Prefecture has attracted over 20 foreign-affiliated companies from 1989 to 2015 (with the area of 1,000m2 or larger; more than 50% financed with foreign capital). These companies chose Shizuoka for its location, the center of Japan, accessibility to client offices and the headquarters in large cities, in addition to well-tailored municipal support and cooperation in starting and continuing business.

Company name Triumph InternationalExternal site: a new window will open.
Industry sector

Industrial and medical gas manufacturing and sales, etc.

Date of entry 2006
Motivation for selecting region

The two key factors for choosing a new production base were proximity to a large number of customers and finding a location in the center of the prefecture; fortunately, a site in Yoshida Town in Shizuoka, which is located next to a large customer base, was able to be secured. Dealing with the various regulations after securing the site required some work, but the staff in the business promotion sections of the prefectural and municipal governments provided a great deal of needed support.

Company name Molex Japan Co.,LtdExternal site: a new window will open.
Industry sector

Electric equipment

Date of entry 1982
Motivation for selecting region

(1) Transportation is convenient and it is easy to access to Kanagawa where our technological center locates. (2) Parts are provided for major appliances and automotive-related products, and there are industrial clusters in Shizuoka, making it a convenient business location. (3) In Shizuoka, you can count on the cooperation of the local municipality and enjoy coexistence and co-prosperity.

Company name TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies.External site: a new window will open.
Industry sector

Production/sales of electronic components

Date of entry 1969
Motivation for selecting region

Its geographical competitiveness—the location is close to our clients in Kanto area and Chubu area, abundant water resources, and active promotion of the local community to attract companies, etc.

Comments

In 2013, we established a new plant for the development and production of the connectors for automobile. As the mother plant of the group in Asia, this plant manages the whole process of the operations, from the development of the leading-edge parts to their production.

Available incentives

Shizuoka Prefecture offers office rent subsidies for foreign-affiliated companies, as well as subsidies for expenditure on plant construction and machine facilities (Subsidy for New Industrial Location for Business) and those for land acquisition and new employment (Subsidy for Regional Industrial Location for Business), as a more convenient system to flexibly respond to diverse company expansion and to make more companies eligible.

Incentive name

Subsidies

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Foreign-affiliated companies who are setting up office in Shizuoka for the first time

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidizing 50% of office rent for a year
Up to 500,000 yen

Incentive name

Subsidies for new facility establishment

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing (factories and research centers) and distribution centers

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidies are offered for companies that have established new business locations in the prefecture. A subsidy of up to 7% or up to 500 million yen are offered for expenditure on constructing facilities related to production, research, distributive processing and expenditure on business continuity and on machinery and equipment. (As for the establishment of plants and research centers in the food products, pharmaceuticals/medical equipment and environment-related sectors, there is a limit of 10% or up to 1 billion yen.)
Multiple subsidies are available if companies have conducted a certain level of business investment and increased the number of new employees.

Incentive name

Subsidies for land acquisition and new employment

Incentive type Subsidies
Incentive target industries

Manufacturing (factories and research centers), software businesses, and distribution centers

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidies are offered for companies that establish new business locations in the prefecture: Up to 20% of the land acquisition cost and up to 1 million yen per new employee up to a limit of 200 million yen. (As for the establishment of plants and research centers in the food products, pharmaceuticals/medical equipment and environment-related sectors, there is additional assistance of 10% or up to 100 million yen; as for location in the area designated by the prefecture, there is additional assistance of 10% or up to 100 million yen.)
Multiple subsidies are available if companies have conducted a certain level of business investment and increased the number of new employees.

Related Link
Industrial location guide: Shizuoka A Guide to Business InvestmentExternal site: a new window will open.
Incentive: Shizuoka A Guide to Business InvestmentExternal site: a new window will open.

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