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Regional Information Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi aims to accumulate medical-related industries

Your Regional Guide : Masaru Inagaki

Yamaguchi Pref. Concierge
  • Inquires about investment in Japan.

Commerce, Industry & Labor Department Enterprise Induction Promotion section

1-1 Taki-machi, Yamaguchi-city, Yamaguchi Prefecture 753-8501
Tel: +81-83-933-3145 Fax: +81-83-933-3178


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

Basic Information

Population *1 1.45 million
Labor force *1 0.71 million
Area (square kilometer)*2 6,112.53
GDP *3 5,870,248 million yen
Major industries Chemical, transport equipment/appliance, petroleum/coal product, steel and general machinery/tool
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 67,467
Number of Employees *6 644,204
JETRO office

JETRO Yamaguchi

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

A center of basic material industries including chemical, petroleum and steel, processing and assembly industry like the automobile and other industries. There are outstanding research functions as well.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

Twelve foreign companies, including German, U.S., Dutch, and Swiss, have facilities in the prefecture. Nine of them are chemical companies.

Company name Japan Climate Systems CorporationExternal site: a new window will open.
Date of entry December 2006
Motivation for selecting region

Concentration of the automobile industry and good access to Mazda's Hofu factory and Kita-Kyushu.

Support provided by local government or JETRO

Information provision and advice about acceptance conditions and subsidies from local governments.


Outstanding transportation access reduced the costs and time for physical distribution. Able to broaden market to north Kyushu, where automobile-related industries are concentrated, and even to Asia.

Available incentives

The prefecture subsidizes 80% of the land acquisition cost in the specific industrial park. One-stop service is provided to give information and advice about human resources, real estate, approvals, and licenses.

Services for investment in Japan

Providing market information Advice on the matters related to entering into Japanese market
Support for establishing a base Provision of facilities including a incubation office