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High Concentration of Business and Manufacturing Centers
|Large-scale development projects are continuously underway in Tokyo, including the establishment of cutting edge business centers combining core business and finance functions, and convention halls and hotels serving as places to meet and interact.
Approximately 500,000 SMEs are located in Tokyo, using reliable technology to make superior products. An increasing number of nanotechnology, robotics, and other leading edge industries are also operating in Tokyo.
Otemachi/Marunouchi/YurakuchoThe area that includes Otemachi, Marunouchi and Yurakucho is the representative district of the capital, acts as the headquarter location for many of the listed corporations in Japan, and equals London City and New York's Wall Street in stature as an international financial center. Local development projects endeavor to appropriately preserve the area's historical appearance while augmenting its appeal as an international hub.
|Perspective drawing of the developed
vicinity of Tokyo Station
|Marunouchi Courtesy of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.|
|Akihabara Cross Field "studio ASIMO"
Courtesy of Entertainment Bowl. Co., Ltd.
Shinagawa Station area
Jonan and Joto districtsThe Jonan district is one of the leading manufacturing clusters in Japan, with 7,100 machinery, metalworking and electrical manufacturers, and those of other goods, located there. The Joto district has a notably high concentration of apparel and leather industries, as well as machinery, metalworking, and other manufacturing industries.
|Courtesy of Sanki Co., Ltd.|
Waterfront CityThe Waterfront City development project on Tokyo Bay, which is being carried out by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, is one of the largest of its kind. It is equipped with the most advanced urban infrastructure, including some of the largest joint-use underground utility ducts in the world. The goal is to create a high quality business and commerce environment by encouraging R&D organizations and incubator offices to locate here.
Tama areaLarge groups of machinery, metalworking, transport equipment, and ICT equipment manufacturers have factories located in the Tama area. Future road, airport, and other basic infrastructure development in the district will be characterized by increased industrial cross-fertilization and the fostering of new enterprises such as digital appliances (electronic devices) and micro machines, leading to the creation of "Tama Silicon Valley."
|Prototype small "ubiquitous"
|Capsule Endoscope for
small bowel investigation
(on sale in Europe from 2005)
Courtesy of Olympus
Medical Systems Corporation