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Regional Information Yamagata

Yamagata, boasting international-level state-of-the-art biotechnology and organic electronics technologies

Your Regional Guide : Kazunori Watanabe

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Industrial Area Development Office

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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 1.12 million
Labor force *1 0.6 million
Area *2 9,323.2 km²
GDP *3 3,830,374 million yen
Major industries Electronic components/devices, information and telecommunications, food products, production machinery, and electric machinery
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 59,304
Number of Employees *6 479,223
Offices overseas

Harbin, China

JETRO office

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Yamagata Prefecture features a concentration of technologically-oriented companies engaged in everything from materials and parts fabrication to final product production. Originating with the iron casting for which Yamagata became famous roughly 950 years ago, Yamagata has honed and refined its machining techniques over the years, becoming renowned as one of the Tohoku region's most technologically rich areas offering superior precision machinery components. Furthermore, Yamagata has been advancing the establishment of industrial clusters related to biotechnology and organic electronics, endeavoring to encourage efforts for building up a concentration of new industries and industrial revitalization with the full utilization of Yamagata’s potential.

Available incentives

Yamagata Prefecture has set up a unique subsidy system to facilitate companies in the establishment of facilities in the prefecture that provides subsidies of maximum 5 billion yen, as well as industrial location promotion funds, from which businesses can lend up to 2 billion yen at an annual rate of 0.7%. The prefecture has also established a One-stop Support Center that provides consultation to companies on various issues in an integrated manner.

Related Link
Industrial location guide: YAMAGATA QUESTExternal site: a new window will open.
Incentive: Incentive ProgramsExternal site: a new window will open.