Food and Life
regions and cities
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 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.
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.
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|
|July 26, 2016|
Kuniumi Energy Corporation, one of Kuni Umi group, is developing over 60 high efficient solar power plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Infrastructure / Regional Development in India
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.
Foresight of Kuni Umi Cross border
・Strategic Partnership Between India and Japan Forging a new era of finance and economics in Asia
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