Nagano Prefecture Local Guide Biz

Nagano Prefecture Local Guide Biz

Nagano prefecture local guide.biz is a site that introduces various information on Nagano prefecture in a directory format. This site supports vigorously-developing Nagano by providing local information such as restaurants, shops, companies, organizations and local events or exhibitions. This information site also introduces tourist spots, demonstration experiments and others. We are now looking for volunteers who can help us make the local guide.biz together!

Geography and Population

In the old days, Nagano was one of the Ryosei provinces called “Shinano-no-kuni.” The Ryosei province was a local administrative division of old Japan. Nagano now belongs to Chubu district. Nagano has an area of 13,562.23 square kilometers, the fourth largest after Hokkaido, Iwate and Fukushima. It lies within the 200-kilometer zone of principal cities such as Tokyo and Nagoya and is convenient for transportation and logistics. This advantageous local environment has made Nagano the prefecture where people want to move to live the most. Nagano has a population of 2,022,807 as of August 1, 2022, the third largest in Chubu district after Aichi and Shizuoka. Nagano city, the seat of the prefectural government, has the largest population of 369,702 in the prefecture, which is followed by Matsumoto city and Ueda city. Nagano women’s average life span is the longest (87.67 years old) nationwide while Nagano men’s average life span is the second longest (81.75 years old) nationwide. Nagano is also a long-lived prefecture.

Industrial Structure and GDP

Bordering on eight prefectures, Nagano is a nodal point of the high-speed transportation network, making it a suitable prefecture for industries. Companies and human resources with high technology have been gathering there mainly from the processing and assembly industries. The industrial field amounting to approximately one-third of the prefectural gross domestic product (GDP) has been driving the prefectural economy. Regarding the high-tech industry, the precision machine and electronics industries are thriving mainly in the Suwa region which is called “the oriental Swiss.” The value of shipments for microscopes, electronic components and watches ranks first and second in Japan. Nagano’s GDP (8.2198 trillion yen) ranks third in Chubu district after Aichi (38.6601 trillion yen) and Shizuoka (16.6852 trillion yen) as with the population, and ranks eighteenth nationwide. (According to GDP ranking by prefecture)

Number of Sightseeing Visitors and Unit Consumption Cost

Regarding the tourism, the number of Japanese sightseeing visitors who stayed overnight in or had a one-day trip to Nagano from within or outside the prefecture in 2019 was 32,867, which was the third largest in Chubu district after Shizuoka and Aichi, and the eleventh largest among the 47 prefectures of the country. The unit consumption cost was 22,000 yen, the fourth largest in Chubu district after Ishikawa (28,000 yen), Shizuoka and Yamanashi (both 23,000 yen). The number of visitors from overseas to Japan was 1,038, the fifth largest in Chubu district after Aichi, Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Gifu, and the seventeenth largest nationwide. The unit consumption cost by visitors from overseas in Nagano was 54,000 yen, the second largest after Aichi, and the twelfth largest nationwide. (According to the 47 prefectures ranking on visitors from Japan and overseas)

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SDGs

Nagano prefecture taking various actions together with enterprises and residents of the prefecture for strengthening the promotion of SDGs

Nagano is aiming to realize “Beautiful Shinshu where people live a sure life,” which reflects the principles of SDGs incorporated into the comprehensive plan called “Happy Shinshu Creation Plan 2.0.” This reflects an SDG action principle, “anybody must not be left behind,” and the 11th of the 17 sustainable development goals, “town development enabling people to continue to reside.”

In addition, the prefecture put together the principal actions to achieve the SDGs into a SDGs future plan. The future plan, which aims at “the formation of an independent and decentralized society” to be realized by using the power of learning and self-government, led Nagano prefecture to receive the designation as a “SDGs future city” of the Cabinet Office in fiscal 2018.

Shinshu SDGs Hiroba

Furthermore, to promote the awareness of the SDGs among the citizens of the prefecture and activities relating to the SDGs, the prefecture set up a portal site called “Shinshu SDGs Plaza.” The portal site actively supports “learning, interaction and practice” about the SDGs. For example, it provides information on events or seminars where participants can extensively learn the SDGs or videos covering people who are practicing the SDGs in the prefecture. It also provides articles or others posted on Nagano prefecture’s official Instagram, “Shinshu SDGs Diary.” These initiatives will lead to realize a sustainable lifestyle by taking advantage of Nagano’s rich nature and attracting industries or others that are seeking high-quality environment.

Municipalities selected as a SDFs future city in Nagano

Nagano prefecture was selected as one of the “SDGs future cities” of the Cabinet Office along with other 28 municipalities for the first time in 2018. This selection was started the same year. Within the prefecture, Omachi city was selected in fiscal 2020, and Nagano city and Ina city in fiscal 2021, respectively as a SDGs future city. The government selects SDGs future cities from among the cities and regions where basic and comprehensive actions on the basis of the principles of the SDGs are actively taken. Among them, those are selected as SDGs future cities where high potential can be seen for achieving the sustainable developments through the creation of new values from the three viewpoints of economy, society and environment.

NAGANO SDGs BUSINESS PORTAL

Nagano prefecture set up an information portal site called “NAGANO SDGs BUSINESS PORTAL” to introduce enterprises or others in the prefecture that are taking specific action to achieve the SDGs. Nagano also established its original registration system called “Nagano Prefecture SDGs Promotion Enterprise Registration System.” This system aims to promote initiatives for the SDGs by enterprises, create businesses relating to the SDGs with Nagano as the starting-point and keep a good relationship with enterprises or others.

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

As of September 10, 2022, there are about 1600 registrations. These registered enterprises have benefits such as appearance of their names on the prefecture’s home page or others and ability to display their registration marks on their own home pages, brochures, employee ID cards, or business cards for advertisement.

Growing and Core Industries in Nagano Prefecture

Bordering on eight prefectures, Nagano is a nodal point of the high-speed transportation network, allowing Nagano a suitable prefecture for industries.  Companies and human resources with high technology have been gathering there mainly from the processing and assembly industries.  The industrial field amounting to approximately one-third of the prefectural gross domestic product (GDP) has been driving the prefectural economy.  Regarding the high-tech industry, the precision machine and electronics industries are thriving mainly in the Suwa region which is called “the oriental Swiss.”  The value of shipments for microscopes, electronic components and watches ranks first and second in Japan.

Industrial Structure

Among the various industrial branches, many of the enterprises belong to the manufacturing industry.  About half the top 100 sales enterprises in Nagano are companies from or companies associated with the manufacturing industry.  In order of decreasing sales, the industry is followed by the wholesale industry, the retail industry 1, medical and welfare services, agriculture and forestry and fishery, the construction industry, hospitality services, other services, and finally transportation and postal services.  Making the best use of Nagano’s traits, high technologies of precision, electronic information or others, the prefecture is eager to promote future growth areas through joint efforts of the public and private sectors.

Nanan Seiko Co., Ltd.

Nanan Seiko has manufacturing technology of precision parts called the Oriental Switzerland

cat-icon 2300-1 Toyoshina, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture 399-8205

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Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort

Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort offers a variety of activities throughout the four seasons.

cat-icon 〒399-9301 12056 Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture

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