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Revitalize the Region by Utilizing Regional Resources

 In addition to supporting initiatives that serve as a powerful driving force for the growth of the regional economy, we utilize—discover, refine and network—the local resources particular to the Chubu region in revitalizing the exchange of people, products, capital and information. In doing so, we endeavor to support the region's healthy growth while elevating its attractive qualities.
Promoting investment in the regional future
 By supporting efforts that challenge new sectors with high growth potential, such as manufacturing, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and tourism (“Regional Future Investment” efforts), taking advantage of regional characteristics, we strive to create a virtuous cycle of “earning power” in the Chubu region's economy.
 Under the Regional Future Investment Promotion Act enforced in July 2017, based on basic policies stipulated by the government of Japan, municipalities and prefectures prepare basic plans and seek the agreement of the national government. Based on the basic plans agreed to, businesses prepare plans for driving projects for the regional economy, for the prefectural governor's approval. Establishing the Investment in the Regional Future Promotion Office within the Chubu Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry with a Regional Future Concierge assigned to be responsible for each prefecture under its jurisdiction, we are working with respective local governments in supporting the businesses driving the regional economy.
The Summit of Companies Driving the Regional Future in Aizu Wakamatsu
The Summit of Companies Driving the Regional Future in Aizu Wakamatsu
Businesses driving the regional economy (photo courtesy of MIZUTANI-VALVE KOGYO CO., LTD.)
Businesses driving the regional economy (photo courtesy of MIZUTANI-VALVE KOGYO CO., LTD.)
Supporting regional revitalization
 To actively support regional revitalization efforts in each prefecture under our jurisdiction, we have assigned a “regional revitalization concierge” for each prefecture. We also assist in their policy planning by adopting and utilizing the big- data analysis system Regional Economy and Society Analyzing System (RESAS). With all these initiatives, we are addressing challenges facing the region in a diligent and meticulous manner.
Regional Economy and Society Analyzing System (RESAS)
Regional Economy and Society Analyzing System (RESAS)

Demographic movement/ flows of people illustrated with fireworks (RESAS)

Demographic movement/ flows of people illustrated with fireworks (RESAS)
Regional specialties support projects
(regional resource utilization, agriculture-commerce-industry collaboration, etc.)
 We support the development of new products utilizing the resources of the Chubu region, and promote agriculture-commerce-industry collaborative projects between SMEs and individuals/enterprises engaged in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Furthermore, to seek new markets, both domestic and global, for products derived from the projects, we are focusing our efforts on providing business matching opportunities with buyers both inside and outside Japan.
Assisting in finding a new market in Vietnam (at an exhibition)
Assisting in finding a new market in Vietnam (at an exhibition)
Promoting the service industry and revitalizing shopping streets
 We facilitate the improvement of productivity in the service industry, the promotion of Cool Japan, and design promotion, and also support initiatives conducive to enhancing the ability of shopping streets, the cornerstones of communities, to entice more customers and increase sales. In an attempt to enhance inter-regional collaboration and promote wide-area tourism across multiple regions, efforts are under way across ministries and agencies to offer regional resource-based Cool Japan products and services, create new demand, and boost consumption.
A seminar on productivity improvement in the service industry, 2017
A seminar on productivity improvement in the service industry, 2017
Kanazawa University, Personnel training project for the creation of inbound tourism business in Kanazawa, Kaga and Noto
(FY2017 Industry-Academia Collaboration Project for Fostering Management Human Resources for the Service Industry) Kanazawa University, Personnel training project for the creation of inbound tourism business in Kanazawa, Kaga and Noto
(FY2017 Industry-Academia Collaboration Project for Fostering Management Human Resources for the Service Industry)
Kanazawa University, Personnel training project for the creation of inbound tourism business in Kanazawa, Kaga and Noto
(FY2017 Industry-Academia Collaboration Project for Fostering Management Human Resources for the Service Industry)

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