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Regional Information Yamagata

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

Your Regional Guide : Takahiro Suzuki

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Industrial Area Development OfficeExternal site: a new window will open.

8-1 Matsunami, Yamagata city
Tel: +81-23-630-2690Fax: +81-23-630-2695


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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 1.12 million
Labor force *1 0.58 million
Area (square kilometer)*2 9,323.15
GDP *3 3,954,232 million yen
Major industries Information and telecommunications, electronic components, food products, production machinery, electric machinery
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 60,110
Number of Employees *6 530,727
Offices overseas

Harbin, China

JETRO office

JETRO Yamagata

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

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