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Chubu Region of Japan as a Hub of the Global Economy

 The Chubu region is located almost in the geographical center of Japan. It is where traditional industries, such as textiles, pottery and ceramics, lacquer ware, and Japanese paper, were developed. Today, it is home to clusters of manufacturing industries, including transportation equipment. The overall scale of these clusters is one of the largest in Japan. Such regional characteristics have helped local companies acquire high engineering capabilities and build unique networks with their partners.
 Notably, the clusters of manufacturing industries, such as transportation equipment (the leading industry in this region), parts and components for transportation equipment, and processing/machining of formed and fabricated materials have led to the development of automated driving systems and eco-friendly vehicles, and have helped form clusters of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that manufacture aircraft parts and components. In March 2017, a collaborative plant was opened for aircraft parts and components manufacturers in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture. Arrangements are well underway to become the top industrial cluster in Asia and accept orders from around the world.
 These advanced manufacturing technologies have been applied to other areas such as healthcare and environmental technologies. The effective introduction of IoT, AI, and robots, etc., will help boost the industrial competitiveness of the Chubu region.
 The SCMaglev (superconducting maglev) railway, which is scheduled to open in 2027, will significantly change the flow of people into this region. The number of inbound tourists from within and outside Japan is expected to increase significantly and they will seek attractive tourism resources in this region.
 The Chubu Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry offers various programs to support companies in this world-leading manufacturing region so that the region serves as a global hub and achieves further growth while ensuring its openness to the global market.
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Jurisdiction of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

Jurisdiction of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

Jurisdiction of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Mie Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture
Electricity Jurisdiction

Electricity Jurisdiction

Includes Nagano Prefecture in its entirety,
and parts of Shizuoka Prefecture and Fukui Prefecture
Gas Jurisdiction

Gas Jurisdiction

Includes Parts of Shizuoka Prefecture

Outline of the Chubu Economy

While the Chubu region (Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Toyama and Ishikawa Prefectures) only represents approximately 10% of Japan’s area, population and GDP, it represents 20% of the country’s manufactured-products shipment value, and is home to a wide range of manufacturing industries, making a unique“ manufacturing zone” In Japan.
Chubu's Position in Japan
Proportion of Made-in Chubu Products by Industry to the Total Shipments in Japan by Industry