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Gunma is positioned roughly in the center of Honshu approximately 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Because it is completed with Shinkansen train system and express highways and it is less subject to natural disasters, Gunma has many conditions favorable for locating various industrial facilities such as factories and distribution bases.
Also, the accumulation of technologies achieved by the silk industry famous for the Tomioka Silk Mill and aircraft manufacturing at the Nakajima Aircraft Company helped build the foundation to develop the automobile and electric industries. These advanced technologies and remarkable skills achieved by these companies over time became the advantages of Gunma. Currently, the technical development utilizing the accumulation of manufacturing industry has been advanced in various fields from the local industry of textiles to the high-tech industry of aircrafts. In addition, there is an effort to actively create new industries in Gunma and local corporations work together to develop an electric car independently.