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Announcement of a Project Selected under the Secondary Invitation to 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), one successful applicant was selected as 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.

*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 project / Selection process

No. Company Name Global HQ Type of Site Industrial Field
1. Imerys Graphite & Carbon Japan K.K. Switzerland R&D site Materials

Note: Applications for the secondary invitation to the program from the general public were accepted from September 10 to October 10, 2014. The project above was selected following the results of the proposal examination by a third-party committee consisting of external experts.

Release date

October 27, 2014

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Trade and Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

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