R&D

Kanto

KANTO

With Tokyo located in it, the Kanto region is considered to be the main engine of Japan's economy.

Because of its large accumulation of excellent businesses and human resources and the world's top level scientific technology, research functions, advanced manufacturing technology and specialised skills, the Kanto region acts as Japan’s launch pad for new businesses and industries. [1]

Kanto accounts for 39.8% of Japan's total GDP (2012) [2]

Tohoku

TOHOKU

Among Tohoku’s trading partners, Asia and North America account for 73% of all exports from the region. The main trading partners in Asia are China and South Korea. As for imports, Tohoku’s main trading partner is Asia, which accounts for one-third of all imports to Tohoku, followed by the Middle East and Oceania. In Tohoku, the share of imports from Asia is low and that from Oceania is high compared with the rest of the country. The region is specialised in the electrical machinery and food industry sectors. [1]

Clusters

Since the early 2000s, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have been promoting the “Knowledge Cluster Initiative” and the “Industrial Cluster Project” as a means to re

R&D Centres

Japan’s reputation as an international hub for R&D has been established through heavy investment in this area, making the country a key destination for the establishment of cutting-edge R&D centres.

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