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Investing in the Future

 The Chubu region is home to clusters of the world's leading manufacturing industries, with the automotive industry—the wellspring of Japan's industrial competitiveness—as a key player. The region has indeed played an important role in propelling the Japanese economy forward.
 If we turn our eyes to the global economy, increasingly stronger economic partnerships, coupled with accelerating deregulation, have intensified competition in global markets.
 Against this backdrop, based on the medium- to long-term outlook, the Chubu Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry aims to maintain and further strengthen the Chubu region's industrial competitiveness in global markets. In pursuit of this aim, we work in close cooperation with enterprises, business groups, supporting organizations, municipalities and other stakeholders to attain our vital mission of bringing the growth strategy into effect and putting a process in motion to reinforce the region's industrial competitiveness and invigorate the whole region.
 To this end, it is essential to promote investment in the future with a view to realizing Society5.0, a strategy to adopt innovations including IoT, Big Data, and AI, derived from the fourth Industrial Revolution, in every industry and life in society, thereby solving a wide range of social challenges. In light of this, we are advancing various initiatives in forming Connected Industries, in which industries will create new added value, products or services through connectedness between different sectors, companies, people, data and machines.
 In addition, under the Regional Future Investment Promotion Act, we focus our policy resources on supporting efforts that challenge the growing manufacturing sector and new sectors that have high growth potential, such as the tourism and sports sectors, taking full advantage of regional characteristics. In doing so, we strive to create new businesses and encourage companies to expand their investments.
 The SCMaglev (superconducting maglev) railway, which is scheduled to open in 2027, will create greater interactions between people and regions. With new initiatives in revitalizing the region being sought in anticipation of this development, we will work on investment in the future through actively investing in equipment and human resources.

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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 region

 The Chubu region, which comprises Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Toyama and Ishikawa Prefectures, represents approximately 10% of Japan's area, population and gross regional product, while accounting for 20% of the value of manufactured products shipped in Japan, serving as the country's preeminent “manufacturing zone.” The Chubu region is indeed home to a wide range of manufacturing industries, which include machining and assembly industry focusing on transportation machinery and equipment such as automobile and aircraft-related machinery; general-purpose, production-use and business-use machinery and equipment such as metal cutting machinery; electronic components and devices; and local industry such as textiles and ceramics.

Chubu's position in Japan

Chubu's Position in Japan

Proportion of Made-in-Chubu
Products by Industry to Total
Shipments in Japan by Industry

Proportion of Made-in Chubu Products by Industry to the Total Shipments in Japan by Industry