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トップページ 組織で探す 県民生活部 Foreign Languages The Workings of Okayama Prefecture (The Prefecture’s Industries etc.)

The Workings of Okayama Prefecture (The Prefecture’s Industries etc.)

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The Workings of Okayama Prefecture (The Prefecture’s Industries etc.)

Okayama Prefecture Manufacturing Industries

Varied and distinctive regional industries  

 Boasting nationally prominent enterprises in such areas as a textile industry, which includes the production of school uniforms, jeans, and work wear, the production of heat resistant materials related to iron manufacture, lime production, and the lumber industry of the  prefecture’s central and northern regions, the area is renowned as an industrial centre.

 Advanced High Value Added Industry

  In addition to shipbuilding, automobiles, and agricultural machinery, recent years have seen the smooth development of such industries as precision machinery, biotechnology, advanced medical equipment and IT.

Mizushima Marine Industrial District 

 Okayama Prefecture currently operates as a shipment base on a scale of some 7 trillion 6 hundred billion yen, making it one of the higher ranking prefectures in Japan.  Approximately half of  this amount is comprised of products produced within the district itself.  Of the industries accumulated in Mizushima, there is included such fundamental material processing as steel and petro-chemistry, as well as many large scale businesses which retain advanced engineering and high grade production technologies, meaning that the area both fulfils the role of pulling forward Okayama Prefectural industries, while being representative of industrial districts at a national level.

mizushima<Mizushima Marine Industrial District>

Okayama Prefecture; Superior Logistic Potential

With two highways running east and west (the Chūgoku Motorway and the Sanyō Motorway) , and one running north and south (the Yonago/Okayama/Central Seto/Takamatsu/Kōchi Motorway) and the combined road and rail Seto Ohashi Bridge, Okayama Prefecture is positioned at the junction of the Chūgoku and Shikoku regions, and has become the hub of a Western Japan regional transportation network stretching over the Hanshin/Fukuoka area.  The population of the area traversed in two hours on the highway from the Okayama Interchange is 16.4 million people.

Furthermore, with such large scale logistics bases as the Okayama Prefecture General Distribution Centre, and the maintenance of logistics oriented infrastructure such as the Okayama Airport and Mizushima Port, the area’s suitability as a base of logistics is increasing.

Okayama Prefecture, located at the centre of a wide spread economic and cultural sphere connected by the three bridges of Setouchi and using logistics as a pivotal point, is aiming for the actualisation an ideal embodying harmony of region and environment; “Advanced logistics base, Okayama”

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The Key Stations of Okayama Prefecture Logistics 

Okayama Airport

In order to develop it as a base for the Chūgoku and Shikoku regions’ international logistics, the facility was outfitted as an air freight terminal.  In October of 2001 the runway was extended to 3,000m and, as of April 2012, a total of 18 regular international return flights per week are in operation (to Seoul, Shanghai, and Guam).

岡山空港<Okayama Airport>

Mizushima Port 

The port boasts the largest cargo handling volume in the Chūgoku and Shikoku regions (89 million 80 thousand tonnes; Ranked 6th in the nation as of 2010).  The Tamashima Harbour Island international container terminal has opened and is available for use (March 2002).  Two berths, international container terminal quays with a depth of 10 meters, are currently available for use.  This is the first private lending of a public wharf in the country (April 2004).  Regular foreign trade container shipping routes include 16 ships a week operated over 11 shipping routes (Korea, China, Vietnam, etc.).

玉島ハーバーアイランド<Tamashima Harbour Island>


トップページ 組織で探す 県民生活部 Foreign Languages The Workings of Okayama Prefecture (The Prefecture’s Industries etc.)