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Regional Information Kawasaki city

Kawasaki, the pioneer city for industry and research & development

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International Economic Affairs Office, Economic and Labor Affairs Bureau

Kawasaki Frontier Building 10th floor
11-2 Ekimae-honcho, Kawasaki-ku
Kawasaki City, Kanagawa 210-0007
Tel: +81-44-200-2363Fax: +81-44-200-3920

Kawasaki city

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The information below is as of November 2017. (Basic Information: September 2018)

Basic Information

Population *1 1.51 million
Labor force *1 0.67 million
Area (square kilometer) *2 143.0
GDP *3 5,368,990 million yen
Major industries Manufacturing (electronics, communications, precision machinery, petroleum/chemicals), information, service
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1square meter) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 46,024
Number of Employees *6 584,131
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Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Kawasaki City, growing mainly based on manufacturing, has transformed largely into the leading-edge international industrial city where many research and development institute are located. King Skyfront, where the most advanced medical research facilities are gathered, and other clusters of research and development function and industrial technologies, provides great potential for Kawasaki. There are also many major companies, for instance major information and telecommunications companies including DELL, NEC, Canon, Toshiba, and Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Fuso, a leading bus and truck company, JFE Group, having highly advanced green technology, Ajinomoto, which produces food and amino acid-related products, and the headquarters of globally-known Toys "R" Us-Japan, Ltd.

Related Link
Industrial cluster, project: KAWASAKI Green InnovationExternal site: a new window will open.

Foreign company(s) operating in the industry

In Tonomachi International Strategic Base (King Skyfront), research facilities of the most advanced medical technology are mainly clustered, including major foreign companies like Johnson & Johnson. The research facility of L’Oréal Japan is also located within KSP (Kanagawa Science Park) in Kawasaki City.

Services for investment in Japan

Providing market information Advice on the matters related to entering into Japanese market
Support for establishing a base Consultation on the matters related to establishing a Japanese base, Provision of facilities including a incubation office

Kawasaki City Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Support Center (Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Foundation)
Kawasaki City Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Support Center introduces experts, holds business plan contests, provides information on subsidiaries, etc., utilizing the network with experts and support institutes for solving business issues. The Center supports NPOs, entrepreneurs, and those who wish to start business.
Kawasaki Business Incubation Center (KBIC)
Kawasaki Business Incubation Center (KBIC) is an incubation facility opened in January 2003. It supports the development of companies at startup period and early stages, and companies’ entry in new business areas. Kawasaki City established the facility with an aim to activate the local economy through the sophistication of fundamental technology, and it is operated by the consortium of Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Foundation and Mitsui & Co. Foresight Ltd.

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