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Food

Hokkaido, largest food supplying region in Japan

Diverse Possibilities of the Food Business in Hokkaido

Agricultural production ranking

1st Hokkaido 11,852
2nd Ibaraki 4,549
3rd Kagoshima 4,435
4th Chiba 4,405
5th Miyazaki 3,424
Unit: 100 million yen
Source: Agricultural Income Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Characteristics by area

Characteristics by area

Produce “Hokkaido Brand Food” with Variety Hokkaido Product

The Hokkaido brand is a highly popular product.

Major agricultural and livestock products in Hokkaido (FY 2015)

Major agricultural and livestock products in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is blessed with functional food

Functional Food

Collaboration with Food Production Company

Joint Development with Food-related Research Institutes

Major food-related prefectural experimental and research institutes in Hokkaido

Major food-related prefectural experimental and research institutes in Hokkaido

Research examples

Development of food machinery – World’s first automatic scallop sheller
Development of food manufacturing technology using superheated steam
Development of new varieties of agricultural produce Karoe 1-a new variety of onions for processing
Automatic Scallop Sheller

Case Example – Eastern Tomakomai Area

This area has attracted many large-scale plant production factories and food manufacturers.

Outline

Others
Eastern Tomakomai Area

Land

Available area Condition Reference price (yen/m2)
Up to 10 ha Developed From 9,000 yen

Traffic access

Access point Service condition
New Chitose Airport 28 domestic routes, 18 international routes
Tomakomai Port 6 ferry routes, 13 domestic trade routes, 8 foreign trade routes

Established companies (food-related industry)

Company Aid
J Farm Corporation Plant production factory where cherry tomatoes with a high sugar content and baby leaves are cultivated, based on joint investment by JFE Engineering Corporation and other companies
Tomatoh Farm Co., Ltd. Plant production factory where strawberries are cultivated, based on joint investment by Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. and other companies
Hokkaido Soba Seifun Co., Ltd. Milling factory for buckwheat from Hokkaido with investment by Nikkoku Seifun Corporation and other companies

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