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Announcement of Projects Selected under the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of Site Location for Global Companies)

Regarding the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of Site Location for Global Companies), six successful applicants were selected, as listed below.

1. Program overview and background

This program is intended to attract and concentrate high-value-added business operations that match the strength of the Japanese economy by supporting global companies’ establishment of new high-value-added business locations in Japan, such as head sites* or R&D sites,** through providing such companies with funding for constructing facilities, introducing equipment, and renting facilities. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) expects this program to improve Japan’s status as an Asian business center.

*Note 1: The term “head sites” here refers to facilities for supervisory operations relating to project policy decisions or coordination for controlled group companies in two or more countries.

**Note 2: The term “R&D sites” here refers to facilities needed to carry out R&D, such as industrialization through research, applied development, trials, and product testing, for advanced industrial technologies in accordance with technological innovation.

2. Selected projects / Selection process

* Alphabetical order
No. Company Name Global HQ Type of Site Industrial Field
1 K.K. Air Liquide Laboratories France R&D site Industrial gas
2 Caterpillar Japan Ltd. United States R&D site Construction machinery
3 Cityzen Sciences France R&D site Fibers (smart textiles)
4 INERGY Automotive Systems K.K. France R&D site Automobile components
(SCR system)
5 Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (Daimler Group) Germany R&D site Commercial vehicles (small HEV)
6 Stryker Japan K.K. United States Head site /R&D site Medical equipment

Note: Applications for the program from the general public were accepted from March 24 to June 2, 2014. Six of them were selected following the results of the proposal examination by a third-party committee consisting of external experts.

Release Date

June 26, 2014

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Trade and Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

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