Investing in Japan
Regional Information Yamagata
Yamagata, boasting international-level state-of-the-art biotechnology and organic electronics technologies
Your Regional Guide : Takahiro Suzuki
8-1 Matsunami, Yamagata city
- If you can't find the information you need, please contact JETRO.
- Please note that inquires not regarding investment in Japan may not be answered.
The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)
|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|
|Land price(for 1square meter) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||60,110|
|Number of Employees *6||530,727|
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.