Incentive Programs | Government Support

Subsidy Program for New Business Establishment in the Areas Recovering from Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster towards Employment Creation [ Manufacturing business site location support project ]

A subsidy program for establishment of new factories (manufacturing), distribution facilities, research laboratories, call centers, data centers and others, so as to activate the regional economy through employment creation in the areas within prefectures inundated by the tsunami and Tohoku Earthquake and the areas in Fukushima prefecture affected by the nuclear power station accident and where the evacuation order has been lifted. Initial expenditure for factory/facility location covering from acquisition of land to construction of buildings and installation of production equipment Subsidy rates/amount varies depending on areas eligible and size of company. Up to 1/3 for large companies, 1/2 for SMEs
[Maximum subsidy: 3 billion yen] * 5 billion yen for projects which are particularly highly
valued by a third-party committee in municipalities affected by the tsunami

Regional Industrial Infrastructure Division, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryExternal site: a new window will open.
*Japanese Subsidy Program for Industrial Location and Job Creation to Support Independence and a Return to Recovering Areas (A project supporting the location of business sites for the manufacturing and service sectors) This subsidy program aims to support companies that establish or expand factories to secure a “work place” and to promote industrial accumulation in areas of Fukushima Prefecture which had previously been under evacuation orders. The program is also intended to support commercial recovery to promote the return of residents and the establishment of industries. Land acquisition cost, Land development cost, Building acquisition cost, Equipment cost Subsidy rates/amount varies depending on areas eligible and size of company. Up to 2/3 for large companies, 3/4 for SMEs (Maximum subsidy: 3 billion yen. However, the upper limit shall be yen 5 billion for projects which are particularly highly valued by a third-party committee.)

Regional Industrial Infrastructure Division, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryExternal site: a new window will open.
*Japanese only Subsidy for Business Location for Reconstruction of Industry in FukushimaExternal site: a new window will open.
*Japanese only Provide subsidy for location of factory (manufacturing sector), distribution facility, R&D facility, call center and others to create expansion of production capacity and sustainable creation of employment in Fukushima prefecture suffered damage in wide areas hit by Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster. Initial cost of installing machinery and equipment (excluding renewal and replacement) Rate of subsidy depends on the place of investment and the size of the enterprise making investment. Subsidy equivalent to 1/3 or less than the amount of investment is offered for big businesses, 1/2 for SMEs. [Maximum subsidy: 1billion yen] *In case the governor issues special permission, cap is raised to 3 billion yen.

Fukushima Reconstruction Promotion Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryExternal site: a new window will open.
*Japanese only

Firm location section, Commercial and industrial Labor Relations Division, Fukushima PrefectureExternal site: a new window will open.

Subsidies for Employment toward Reconstruction of Industry in FukushimaExternal site: a new window will open. *Japanese only Employment costs Subsidies for employment of disaster victims by enterprises designated by the Fukushima Prefectural Government as recipients of subsidies and finances provided by the national government or local governments. Expenses for employing disaster victims seeking employment Up to 1.2 million yen for three years per employee hired for SMEs within Fukushima Prefecture.
Up to 2.25 million yen for three years per employee hired for companies large to small in 15 afflicted cities, towns, or villages.
The cap on the employment subsidy is placed at 20 million yen for three years per enterprise.

Section in charge of grants, Employment Administration Division, Commercial and industrial Labor Relations Department, Fukushima Prefecture External site: a new window will open. Costs of housing support Subsidies for housing allowances and expenses related to company-rented houses or  apartment buildings for enterprises designated by the Fukushima Prefectural Government as recipients of subsidies and finances provided by the national government or local governments that have improved  the workplace environment and secured and maintained employment by introducing housing support. Housing allowances and expenses related to company-rented houses or apartment buildings Subsidies will amount to 3/4 of expenses eligible for subsidization.
Maximum subsidy per enterprise: 2.4 million yen per year.
The cap on the subsidy is placed at 7.2 million yen for three years per enterprise.

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