Regional Information Toyama

Your Regional Guide : Yutaka Iida

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Industrial Location & Trade Division, Toyama Prefectural GovernmentExternal site: a new window will open.

1-7 Shinsogawa, Toyama-city, Toyama Prefecture 930-8501
Tel: +81-76-444-3400 Fax: +81-76-444-8753
yutaka.iida@pref.toyama.lg.jp

Toyama

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Electronic devices-related manufacturing industry

(Related sectors: Electronics)

Attractive features

An ideal location for semiconductor and other manufacturers thanks to abundant, clean water; a cheap, stable supply of electricity; a dearth of natural disasters; and convenient transportation. Toyama has a concentration of IT-related manufacturers of underlying/materials, electronic/functional components and serves as a base for component supply, fabrication, etc., to device makers.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • TowerJazz Panasonic semiconductor Co.Ltd.
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
  • Toyama Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

The prefecture has a solid support system in place, manifested in the Toyama Kigyo Mirai Juku (Toyama Entrepreneurship School), the “trial order system,” subsidies for new company/venture creation, etc. The prefecture's small and medium-size business support center (Toyama New Industry Organization), regional collaboration development centers (six locations throughout Toyama), prefectural industrial technology center, and comprehensive design center all provide comprehensive consultations for topics such as management and technological development.

Pharmaceutical-related manufacturing

(Related sectors: Life science)

Attractive features

Toyama has a pharmaceutical history that stretches back more than 300 years and still remains a leader nationwide in the pharmaceutical industry. The prefecture uses new technologies to develop high quality drugs found in medical facilities and stores both in Japan and overseas; wherever it is found, Toyama-produced pharmaceuticals enjoy an excellent reputation.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Astellas Pharma Tech Co., Ltd.
  • TOYAMA CHEMICAL CO.
  • Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Toyama University Institute of Natural Medicine
  • Toyama Prefectural Institute for Pharmaceutical Research
  • Toyama Medicinal Plant Guidance Center
  • Toyama Prefectural University Biotechnology Research Center
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Toyama's pharmaceutical tradition has a more than 300-year history. Also, the prefecture has one of the most developed pharmaceutical industry clusters along the Sea of Japan. Using this feature, the prefecture is promoting to develop a new biotech-related industry. Centered on universities, in collaboration with local testing and research institutions, companies, and government bodies, the prefecture's industrial potential is being put to use in building Toyama's research functions and industrial concentration in biotech-related industries.

Machinery and metal-related manufacturing

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Electronics, Othes)

Attractive features

Since before World War II, Toyama has been developing a strong aluminum industry that makes use of the prefecture's copper and cast metal processing technology, becoming the site of the leading aluminum industry in the nation and a global manufacturer of fasteners. The prefecture is also home to a number of quality parts makers that supply advanced machinery-related manufacturers and automobile manufacturers; the prefectureis seeing industrial cluster that could be called the “Tokai-Hokuriku Machinery Road” connecting the busy Chukyo and Tokai machinery industry regions.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • YKK Corporation,
  • Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp.
  • Sankyo Tateyama, Inc.
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

The prefecture has a solid support system in place, manifested in the Toyama Kigyo Mirai Juku (Toyama Entrepreneurship School), the “trial order system,” subsidies for new company/venture creation, etc. The prefecture's small and medium-size business support center (Toyama New Industry Organization), regional collaboration development centers (six locations throughout Toyama), prefectural industrial technology center, and comprehensive design center all provide comprehensive consultations on management and technological development.