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4.Efforts to promote the sustainable development of the Chubu region

The Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry will stimulate the regional economy in ways that will allow it to continue developing independently and sustainably, and it will do so by improving the attractiveness of the Chubu region through the following measures: 1) supporting efforts aimed at strongly driving regional economic growth; and 2) stimulating the exchange of people, things, money and information by excavating, polishing and connecting distinctive regional resources.

Promoting regional future investment

The Regional Development Office aims to create a virtuous cycle of earning power in the economy of the Chubu region by helping local governments and businesses try new things in growth fields (or make regional future investment) by maximizing such regional characteristics as manufacturing, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and tourism. Under the Regional Future Investment Promotion Law (enforced in July 2017), businesses can receive special treatment in taxation, be granted exemption from regulations, and receive financial support by formulating a regional economic development business plan, based on the local government’s basic plan, and subsequently receiving approval from the local government. In addition, the Regional Development Office has established an “Investment in the Regional Future Promotion Office,” in which it has set up consultation desks, operated by "Regional Future Concierges" in charge of individual prefectures, who collaborate with regional support organizations to offer comprehensive support and help disseminate information.

A project supported by the Regional Future Investment Promotion Law’s special taxation program (Photo credit: Nagashima Resort Co., Ltd.)A water faucet created in collaboration with Mino-ware technique (Photo credit: Mizsei Mfg Co., Ltd.)
A project supported by the Regional Future Investment Promotion Law’s special taxation program (Photo credit: Nagashima Resort Co., Ltd.)

Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, which formulated a basic plan based on tourism-based town planning (an event at Sakuranoshirobashi) (Photo courtesy: Okazaki City)

A water faucet created in collaboration with Mino-ware technique (Photo credit: Mizsei Mfg Co., Ltd.)

Support for regional revitalization

To offer comprehensive support, from the stage of issue analysis to policy making, the Policy Planning and Research Division promotes the use of its big data-based Regional Economy and Society Analyzing System (RESAS) with the aim of further strengthening the partnership between the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and basic local governments.

Regional Economy Society Analyzing System (RESAS)
Regional Economy Society Analyzing System (RESAS)
Population migration map generated by RESAS
Population migration map generated by RESAS

Support for the development of sales channels for new products and services

The Business Support Division puts effort into providing help, including business matching with domestic and overseas buyers, with developing sales channels not only in Japan but also overseas for products made from Chubu region’s resources and products made through agriculture-commerce-industry collaboration between small- and medium-sized companies and agricultural workers, forestry workers, and fishermen.

2020 Japanese Food Expo being held in the U.S.
2020 Japanese Food Expo being held in the U.S.

Promoting the Chubu region’s service industry and revitalizing its shopping districts

The Distribution and Service Industries Division helps advance initiatives aimed at helping tourism and content industries grow, promoting designs, executing the Cool Japan strategy, and improving the functions of and increasing the sales of shopping-districts, around which regional community activities are centered. In addition, the Distribution and Service Industries Division puts effort into responding to new lifestyles, provides support to companies actively developing businesses designed to help resolve social issues, and promotes the use of IT and cashless payment methods to improve the productivity of companies and communities.

Shopping District x Sports x Student Community Revitalization Collaboration Event
Shopping District x Sports x Student Community Revitalization Collaboration Event
One of the Chubu region’s shopping districts offering an event attracting many visitors (Photo courtesy: Endoji Shopping District)
One of the Chubu region’s shopping districts offering an event attracting many visitors (Photo courtesy: Endoji Shopping District)

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