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Regional Information Kawasaki city

Kawasaki, the pioneer city for industry and research & development

Your Regional Guide : Ichiro NAGASE

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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 Japan
Tel: +81-44-200-2314Fax: +81-44-200-3920

Kawasaki city

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The information below is as of July 2015.

Basic Information

Population*1 1.47 million
Labor force*1 0.67 million
Area*2 143.0 km²
GDP*3 *
Major industries Manufacturing (electronics, communications, precision machinery, petroleum/chemicals), information, service
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 1m²)*5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments*6 44,313
Number of Employees*6 514,781
JETRO office

JETRO Yokohama

Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Kawasaki City supported Japan's rapid economic growth as a manufacturing city, and has since undergone a drastic transformation into an international city for cutting-edge industries that is home to many R&D organizations.
The agglomeration of industrial technology and R&D functions brings great potential to Kawasaki. Many large corporations with global-scale business operations have located here, including such world-renowned information & communications giants as NEC, Canon, Toshiba, and Fujitsu, as well as JFE Steel, which has developed advanced environmental conservation technology, Ajinomoto, a maker of foodstuffs and amino acid products, and L'Oreal Japan, a very popular international cosmetics manufacturer.

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

Available incentives

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
IBSC Kanagawa

Through the tie up between Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City and JETRO Yokohama, Invest Japan Business Support Center (ISBC) is jointly operated within the office of JETRO Yokohama. Besides the provision of ISBC office space that is free of charge for the first 50 business days, ISBC advisors provide information and consultation services.

The Kawasaki City Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center

The Kawasaki City Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center has assigned managers (private-sector personnel) to offer advice on management improvements, technical issues, business startups, etc., and provides free consultations.

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