Located in the north of Japan, Akita has short summers but clearly defined seasons throughout the year. Akita is blessed with abundant natural surroundings, and is well known for having high-quality lumber, rice, and sake, as well as some of the most beautiful women in Japan, such as the famed poet Ono no Komachi.
There are a multitude of ways to get to Akita, including the Akita Shinkansen, Akita Airport, Odate-Noshiro Airport, expressways, and domestic ferries, allowing convenient transportation of goods and people.
There are also regular international container service and international flights to Saul, connecting Akita with major international cities.
Akita Port especially handles the highest number of container ships in the Tohoku region.
Joint research projects with industry as well as government-industry-academia linked projects are actively pursued at public research institutes, such as the Akita Industrial Technology Center and the Akita Research Institute of Food and Brewing. Effort is being put into similar joint ventures in order to produce further contributions to society.
Industries are all backed by these high-tech research institutions and a flexible collaboration system.
Throughout the prefecture, various institutions are educating and training young people to thrive in a changing economy.
The people of Akita want appealing jobs, and industries have no problem finding great people to support their development.
Akita Prefecture as well as its municipalities has one of Japan’s best incentives for establishment of new business facilities.
Prefectural subsidies are available for capital investment and employment.
We will subsidize up to 4 billion yen for capital investment including factory building.
Customers are able of both buying and leasing land in the industrial area that Akita Prefecture has developed.
Various forms of loans are also available, allowing business owners to reduce their initial investment.
In Akita Prefecture, the electronic parts and devices industry carries a lot of weight. Such companies in the Honjo and Yuri areas lead the manufacturing industry of the prefecture.
In recent years, groups of recycling and environmental companies that make use of mining technology have formed, as well as companies in the Medical and Pharmaceutical fields. There is also movement of companies in the automotive and aircraft fields as well. Akita Prefecture has established and supports 5 such industrial clusters.
|Akita||Industrial Agglomeration Division, Department of Industry and Labor, Akita Prefecture||3-1-1 Sannno, Akita City, Akita 010-8572, Japan||TEL:018-860-2250||FAX:018-860-3869|
|Tokyo||Akita Prefecture Kigyo Ritchi Office||Todofuken Kaikan (7F) 2-6-3 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan||TEL:03-5212-9112||FAX:03-5212-9116|
|Osaka||Akita Prefecture Osaka Branch Office||Osaka Ekimae Diichi Building (9F) 1-3-1-900 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 530-0001, Japan||TEL:06-6341-7897||FAX:06-6341-7979|
|Nagoya||Akita Prefecture Nagoya Branch Office||Chunichi Building (4F) 4-1-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0008 Japan||TEL:052-252-2412||FAX:052-252-2413|