The Port of Yokkaichi: Gateway to the Asian Marketplace
- Northern Mie, Southwestern part of Greater Nagoya.
- 30 minutes from Nagoya and 2 hours from Osaka
by train and car.
- 68 minutes from Centrair by train, 50 minutes
- Regular container shipments are sent to Southeast
Asia, Korea, and China, making the port a perfect distribution
base to Asia-Pacific.
- Yokkaichi's container shipment volume is on the
rise. In 96, Yokkaichi's surpassed the 50,000 ton mark. In 02,
due to increased trade with China and Southeast Asia, Yokkaichi's
trade volume exceeded 2,150,000 tons.
- Economy & Industry
- 90% of Mie prefecture's population lives within
a 2-hour radius of the Port of Yokkaichi and produce 98%of the
manufactured goods of Mie Prefecture.
- The newly built petrochemical facility attracts
technology and people.
- In order to create high value-added products in
the petrochemical industry, Yokkaichi was designated a Special
District Zone and is subject to governmental support.
- Suzuka Sanroku Research Park contains many research
- Yokkaichi is an active part of the "Medical
Valley Project," an industry-academia-government alliance
program designed to create and cluster medical, health and welfare
industries. Suzuka University of Medical Science and the Suzuka
National College of Technology are possible collaboration partners.
- Life and Culture
- Industrial region with petrochemical facilities
at the bayside area.
- Was formerly a stop on the Tokaido trade route.
On the fourth of each month, a marketplace was opened, and the
name Yokkaichi literally means "Market on the 4th."
- Yokkaichi has always been a strong commercial
city, with Banko Yaki, tea, noodles, wine, and shellfish being
the noted local products.
Port of Yokkaichi
- Surface Area:
- Manufactured Products Shipped:
(100 million yen)
- Number of Firms:
semiconductors, general machinery, food
Semiconductor Plant, Mitsubishi Chemical Co., JSR Co., Tosoh Co.,
Ajinomoto, BASF Japan
and Research Facilities:
- Suzuka Sanroku
Research Park, Mie Prefectural Industrial Research institute
High-Tech Industrial Estate
*Surface Area, Value of Manufactured Products Shipped, Population, and No.
of Firms from Toyo Keizai "Toshi Datapack 2004".
- Setting up a high value-added manufacturing plant
in the area would allow for such products to be shipped all
around the world via the Port of Yokkaichi. The Port of Yokkaichi
enables companies to create an Asia-Pacific business hub.
- Yokkaichi is working on high value-added energy,
such as fuel cells, next-generation displays, environmental
protection, biotechnology, and medical products.
- Through the Mie Medical Valley program, Biotechnology
as well as Medical, Health and Welfare sectors can receive support
such as counseling, research, and help locating factory sites
- Yokkaichi City Hall
- 1-5 Suwa-cho Yokkaichi,