Regional Information Tokyo

Tokyo, the city that leads businesses to success

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The information below is as of November 2017.

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Attractive features

There are more than 660,000 businesses in Tokyo, which is more than 10% of the total number in the entire country. These businesses employ about 9.6 million people. Furthermore, about 3,000 (half of the total in Japan) companies capitalized at 1 billion yen, and the headquarters of over 75% of foreign companies in Japan are located in Tokyo. The capital city Tokyo is a huge market where domestic and international companies of any types and categories of business gather, and a huge business opportunity can be expected.
There are also many foreign public facilities, such as foreign embassies. About 50% of all members of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and about 60% of all members of the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants have offices in Tokyo, providing a concentration of support resources for foreign companies that set up businesses here.

Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • IBM Japan Ltd.
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Japan
  • McDonald's Japan. etc.
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Reserch Institute