Business Summary

Kuni Umi Group’s Work
the realization of ideal regional areas and sustainable societies
Identify the issue and establish the know-how for humans to coexist
in prosperity and then pass this knowledge onto the next generation

We develop regions to revitalize people’s livelihood and propose solutions for demographic aging, healthcare, culture, tourism, job creation, local industry and human resource development. Thus, we create a virtuous cycle between the environment and the economy.

Kuni Umi Business

Kuni Umi Asset Management (KUAM) businesses include infrastructure development such as solar, power transmission and asset management. KUAM also participates in investment in regional development projects related to food, habitation, distribution, medical, health, nursing, tourism, sport and natural environment. KUAM introduces these projects throughout the world through our cross border projects in China and India.

Infrastructure business

Setouchi Kirei Future Creations LLC

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Renewable energy project developing with the region Providing Setouchi with development permanently

Power supply 230 MW approximately
Site area 265 ha approximately
(area of solar panels: 230 ha approximately )
Total operating cost 110 billion yen
Project finance consisted of 28 financial institutions

Japan largest mega solar power plant under construction
Targeting a Commercial Operation Date in 2019
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The utilization of the former largest coastal salt field that had been a negative legacy for Setouchi City for more than half a century
In 2012, KUAM-owned Setouchi Kirei Future Creations LLC (SFC) responded to the Request-For-Proposal by Setouchi City to bring the financial power and management ability of private companies to utilize a vacant area once used as the Kinkai Salt Field. Setouchi Kirei Future Creations LLC was chosen from 17 proposals to lead the planning for the utilizing the former Kinkai Salt Field.

Large-scale project integration, execution and financing
KUAM gained the trust and was recognized as having a rich business network by both national and local governments. KUAM promoted the development of this large-scale project with Setouchi City, local and global companies and financed it with domestic and foreign investors.
KUAM arranged project financing with 28 financial institutions.

Designed the project structure to improve the safety and stability of the power project and preserve its natural environment
This large-scale project is now under construction and targeting a commercial operations date in 2019. KUAM is the representative of the SPC and also the project’s asset manager.

Chifuri Solar Power Plant / Chifuri Solar GK

KUAM is the representative of Chifuri solar SPC and is managing the SPC as an asset management company.

Location Nasu-gun, Tochigi prefecture
Output power 1.4 MW
Commencement of
commercial operation
July 26, 2016

Kuni Umi Energy Co., Ltd.

Kuniumi Energy Corporation, one of Kuni Umi group, is developing over 60 high efficient solar power plant.

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A pioneer in development of Solar and Woody biomass
Creation of both power and nature resulting

Mito new town mega solar park project

Ibaraki Prefecture and Mito City issued a request-for-proposal to develop land that
was left undeveloped due to a failed construction project in 2010.
The SPC established in August, 2010, for 89 hectares of land and the
solar project at the time was one of the largest in Kanto at 30 MW

After the feed-in-tariff program was introduced in July, 2012, we analyzed to solve this local problem through the modulation and negotiation of local interests including locals, government and businesses.

In our proposal we reflected the request from inhabitants to protect the greenery and emphasized safety, so in 2011 the project was selected to be a renewable energy power generation plant subsidized with the reconstruction measures business expense subsidy from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

In January, 2013, the project was sold to Japan Renewable Energy Corporation.

Woody biomass generation project

The project contributed to the local economic revitalization through job creation by preserving the forest

The woody biomass power generation project started generation in March, 2014 in Miyazaki and we invested in our second woody biomass project in Akita.

The fundraising for both power plants includes investment by a fund established by the Ministry of Environment for regional low-carbon investment projects and loans were provided by local financial institutions.

Cooperating with the local government and forest owners we created a supply chain to maintain a supply of local unused thinned woods and forest scraps for fuel use resulting in the preservation of the forest and contributing to a sustainable economy.

Miyazaki Shinrin Woody Biomass Power Plant
Location Kawaminami-cho Koyu-Gun, Miyazaki prefecture
Output power 5.75 MW
Total project expenses 3.5 billion JPY
Akita City Woody Biomass Power Plant
Location Akita City, Akita prefecture
Output power 20.5 MW
Total project expenses 12.5 billion JPY

In July, 2015, Kuniumi Woody Biomass Corporation carrying out above two projects was separated from KUAM and in July, 2016, all stock shares of it was given to a third party.

Regional development business

Revitalize regional economies by maximizing
the value of Tamagawa Hot Spring area

A therapeutic hot spring bath secluded in Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Highly acidic hot spring and natural bedrock bath.

In July 2016, Kuni Umi acquired the business from Bunanomori Tamagawaonsen Co.Ltd. which filed for bankruptcy protection under the Civil Rehabilitation Law in April 2015 and received a supervision order from the court.

Revitalizing the business stagnated partly due to the aftereffects of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Kuni Umi will focus on the improvement of the facilities and service and aim to revitalize the regional economy in the whole north Tohoku area by a place branding method.

Designated as a Comprehensive Special Zone (CSZ)
for Local Revitalization in December 2011
Realizing a sustainable and growing island in the future
environment that will enhance the quality and life
of the region

Kuni Umi provided consulting services on CSZ proposal and regional development at the request of Hyogo Prefecture.

We proposed the sustainable-growing region model, which enhances the quality of life and the amenity for residents there.

We also encouraged the development of each area and business projects in light of energy, food, agriculture and living, leading to the Awaji Island’s CSZ designation in December 2011.

India cross border business

India Japan Investment Partnership

Infrastructure / Regional Development in India

Society / Politics / Economy

Combining the abundant [long term & low cost capital] with the [environment friendly & safe technology] of Japan is a key for development of India. On the other hand, India offers much needed growth market and global human resource to Japan.
And most importantly, the deep trust in the two countries by each other as well as the rest of the world, makes it a global win-win-win combination.

The challenge is the complex distribution of investment risk and appetite both geographically as well as between private and public sectors across the world.

IJIP, with its deep understanding and relations in socio-political and economic matters, is creating practical solutions through financial engineering combining the strengths of [public & private] and [India & Japan] in a globally inclusive manner.

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A track record of commissioned businesses from central and municipal governments, technical incubation, massive business creativity based on business building power and human network enable Kuni Umi to expand its China business.

To form a Japan-China-U.S. economic alliance from Japan-China friendship centering on Sun-Based Economy
City Planning / Urban Development / Innovation
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くにうみ事業の対象領域

エネルギー 日本国内 海外(中国・インドなど) 関連業界例
発電
送電
蓄電
利用
太陽光・風力発電など
超電導送電、直流技術
蓄電池、スマートグリッド
電気自動車、充電設備
太陽光・風力発電・太陽熱利用など
送電計画、盗電対策など
メガソーラー、超高圧送電
その他
電力、重電、建設、電設など
素材、情報通信、計測器など
電池、重電、情報通信など
自動車、家電、物流、産業機器など
食・生命
農業・牧畜
水産業
流通・物流
医療・バイオ
新しい魅力の発見、普及・自給率の向上(地産地消)
自給率の向上(地産地消)
エコ保冷技術の進歩
高度技術の活用、活発化
植物工場、砂漠緑化、
食の確保、多様化
流通網の整備など
医療観光
農業法人、農協・漁協、肥料・飼料
商社・流通、外食、行政等
物流、技術企業、政府(インフラ)
医療機関、製薬会社、大学など
環境
省エネ
水処理
森林開発
エコ住宅 ・エコ家電
海外展開の積極化
林業の活性・木材有効利用
エコ住宅 ・エコ家電
淡水化、水質浄化インフラ
日本の木の活用
建設・不動産、家電・機器、サービス
排水処理、浄水、素材など
林業、建設、文化・芸術関係
地域・街づくり
交通見直し
インフラ・IT
新地域産業
コミュニティ
地域間交通・移動手段
エネルギー網の再構築、情報ネットワーク
観光、農業、医療介護
食特区制度、地域活性化
インフラ投資


環境都市・地域開発
鉄道、自動車、建設、不動産など
電力、重電、情報通信など
旅行・観光、外食、健康・医療など
地域自治体など
周辺の仕組み
企業・経営支援
政府・官公庁
自治体
金融(調達・運用)
新技術・産業
教育・人材育成
経営・事業、税制、規制緩和等戦略立案、ドキュメンテーション
政策提言・施策作成、勉強会、
地域活性化計画、協業起業開拓、予算・補助金獲得
ファンド、公的資金運用、
展示会、VCファイナンス
学生・社会人教育
海外での起業、パートナーシップ
産業政策・都市計画など
地域開発、活性化計画
長期資金の確保
技術の発掘、共同開発
人材流動化、グローバル化
企業・ベンチャー創業
国内外政府・関連省庁、
都道府県、市町村
金融・証券・保険、リースなど
大学、研究機関、各メーカー
メディア・広告、ネット、教育産業、人材サービス

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