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Regional Information Kawasaki city
Kawasaki, the pioneer city for industry and research & development
Your Regional Guide : Ichiro NAGASE
International Economic Affairs Office, Economic and Labor Affairs Bureau
Kawasaki Frontier Building 10th floor
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The information below is as of July 2015.
Kawasaki City is located in the heart of the metropolitan area that is equipped with sophisticated infrastructure. All land, air, and sea routes are superbly maintained, and it can be efficiently and seamlessly accessed from abroad or within the country.
There has been a build-up of cutting-edge technology in the areas of environment, health/welfare/medical care and R&D functions in the Tonomachi 3-chome area, which is located on the opposite bank of the Haneda Airport. In conjunction with Kanagawa Prefecture/Yokohama City, the City has continued to take full advantage of the state-backed Comprehensive Special Zone Program and National Strategic Special Zones by building more business sites. Similarly, Kawasaki is striving to create a globally renowned R&D site that will act as the driving force behind Japan's economic growth, and hopes for increased investment in the infrastructure.
Kawasaki City is connected to interregional arterial roads, e.g., Metropolitan Expressway and Tokyo Bay Aqualine, allowing people from the rest of Japan to smoothly reach the city. The city is close to the large markets in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas, boasting a good environment for swift, efficient distribution.
It is about a 10-minute drive from Haneda Airport Interchange and interchange near 3-chome area, Tonomachi. The direct distance between Haneda Airport and the Tonomachi 3-chome area, the opposite shore to the Haneda area, is just 600m. The construction of the Haneda Access Way connecting these areas will be completed in 2020.
Now, the Narita Express that links the metropolitan area with Narita Airport stops at Musashi-Kosugi Station of the JR Yokosuka Line that was opened in March 2010. It has become possible to reach Narita in only 79 minutes.
Furthermore, the re-expanded/internationalized Haneda Airport can be accessed in 14 minutes from Kawasaki Station by car. The new runway that has been completed in October 2010 has become operational and regular international flights have been in service. As a result, overseas access has become much easier as the international airport operates 24 hours a day.
Kawasaki Port, an international trade port functioning as both an industrial port and a commercial port, is connected with other major ports worldwide. The port's location in the center of Tokyo Bay and the area's extensive expressway network make access to Kawasaki City quite convenient, even when using the nearby ports of Tokyo or Yokohama. There are many distribution warehouses in waterfront areas, so it is very favorably positioned as a logistics base as well.
Shinagawa Station can be reached in 15 minutes, and Tokyo Station in 18 minutes, allowing for easy travel to major cities throughout Japan using Shinkansen. It is also possible to reach Yokohama Station in 10 minutes. In addition, JR and private railway lines also run through Kawasaki City, giving it highly easy access to major cities.