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The Hanshin Industrial Region (阪神工業地帯, Hanshin Kōgyō Chitai) is one of the largest industrial regions in Japan. Its name comes from the on-reading of the kanji used to abbreviate the names of Osaka (大阪) and Kobe (神戸), the two largest cities in the megalopolis. The GDP of this area (Osaka and Kobe) is $341 billion, one of the world's most productive regions.[1] 2014 Osaka and Kyoto's GDP per capita (PPP) was US$35,902.[2]

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StatisticsEdit

Prefecture Ōsaka Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Capital Ōsaka Kōbe
Establishments 24,822 11,300
Employees 530,407 359,850
Manuf. goods
shipments
¥15,961 billion ¥12,945 billion
Value added ¥6,459 billion ¥4,808 billion

(4-digit industrial subclassification[3])

Main cities and industriesEdit

Ōsaka PrefectureEdit

Osaka: medical, chemical, metalEdit

Facilities:

Laboratories, research institutes:

Sakai: chemical, metalEdit

Facilities:

- Air conditioning and chemicals, especially fluorine; has major market share with DuPont.

Laboratories, research institutes:

Kadoma, Moriguchi, Daito: electronicsEdit

Facilities: and research institutes:

Other cities in Osaka prefectureEdit

Facilities:

- A chemical company, specializing in reverse osmosis membrane (a market shared with Dow Chemical Company)

Laboratories, research institutes:

Hyōgo PrefectureEdit

Amagasaki: chemical, metal, electronicsEdit

Facilities:

- Railroad traffic control system, electric power control system, air traffic control system, Doppler radar, communications satellite, Global Positioning System.
- Titanium products (about 20% share of the world market[4])

Laboratories, research institutes:

- Urethane, polyurethane raw materials
- The largest laboratory of Mitsubishi Electric
- Electric devices and electronics

Kobe: medical, electronics, heavy industriesEdit

Facilities:

- Shipbuilding, marine structures
- container ships, submarines, research vessels and vehicles, nuclear reactors, satellites.
- Shipbuilding, marine structures, trains

Laboratories, research institutes:

- Center for Developmental Biology.
- Next-Generation Supercomputer Center (From 2010).[5]

Other cities in Hyōgo PrefectureEdit

Facilities:

Laboratories, research institutes:

See alsoEdit

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