Located in Western Honshu, Hyogo Prefecture is near the center of the Japanese archipelago.
Two industrial complexes with excellent conditions, South Techno-Hills Kasai and East Techno-Hills Kasai are waiting for corporations to site there.
P.Attractions of Hyogo-Kobe(Kasai)
@1) Transportation Access
Hyogo-Kobe hosts gthe Port of Kobe,h one of the most prominent trading ports in the world, and is close to gKansai International Airport,h the second largest international airport in Japan. With its system of reinforced expressway networks, Hyogo-Kobe is a perfect location to base physical distribution or production facilities.
2) Business Environmennt
With a gross product output of approximately 81 trillion-yen and a population of approximately 21.7 million, Kansai is the second largest economic bloc in Japan. These figures indicate that Kansai is comparable in terms of gross product and population to all major European countries.Gross Product
The population of the Kansai bloc exceeds 21 million people. Combined with the population of adjacent Chugoku-Shikoku bloc, the population exceeds that of Canada, while being somewhat less than that of Spain. The population of Hyogo Prefecture alone is comparable to that of Hong Kong, Israel, or Denmark. Moreover, the personal savings per household are high, making the prefecture very attractive as a sales market.Concentration of Research and Development Institutions
Kansai is a concentrated bloc of research and development institutions, including Harima Science Garden City and Kansai Science City. These have been established in various places, with companies, universities, colleges and governments promoting active research interaction between one another.
3) Living Environment
As compared with Tokyo and Osaka, Hyogo-Kobe provides comfortable living made possible by the harmonious coexistence of city functions and nature and includes the following advantages:
Such excellence in living environment is made clear in light of the fact that gHyogo is consistently rated in polls to boast one of the highest standards of living in Japan.hSafety
Japan is known as one of the safest among the countries of the world. Above all, the crime rate in Hyogo Prefecture has typically been almost half the rate of Tokyo or Osaka, and very low in comparison with the national average.
4) Human Resources
There are many universities, colleges, and junior colleges in Kansai, including Kobe University, Osaka University and Kyoto University. Many excellent students are graduated from these internationally acclaimed institutions every year.
Kansai has been a Mecca of international exchange since older times. Today, about 30% of foreign residents in Japan live in Kansai area. Among the cities of Kansai, many foreign residents have chosen to live in Kobe because of its long history as an international trading port. Kobe is well-suited to non-Japanese residents, being a very convenient place to live in.Foreign Residents in Hyogo Prefecture
Approximately 100,000 foreign residents live in Hyogo Prefecture. The population of international residents living in Hyogo is approximately 1.6% of the prefecture's total population, ranking the ratio of non-Japanese residents fourth in Japan. (Aug.2001)Foreign Organizations and Facilities
2. The attraction of South & East Techno-Hills Kasai
Hyogo Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture Land Development Public Corporation, with the cooperation of Kasai City, have developed South Techno-Hills Kasai and East Techno-Hills Kasai on land endowed with human resources as well as beautiful nature, and we would like to introduce them to you.Siting conditions