Why Yokohama?

Gateway to Opportunity

Yokohama is a major commercial and industrial hub in the Greater Tokyo Area that has welcomed people and commodities since its opening in 1859. Japanese and international companies and research institutions choose to locate themselves in Yokohama for a plethora of good reasons.

AccessibilityUnbeatable access to key cities in Japan and abroad
Strategic LocationMajor commercial and industrial hub within the Greater Tokyo Area
Highly Skilled WorkforceExcellent academic institutions, coupled with companies and living environment that attracts and retains top class talent
Innovative CultureLeading R&D facilities and collaboration platforms create a truly innovative culture
Quality of LifeLivable city with short commute and various recreational options
Featured Business DistrictUnique business districts with convenient access and cost-competitiveness
Business Support & IncentivesOne-stop support and special incentives for foreign companies


I was invited to speak at “Yokohama Networking Session for Foreign Companies: Creating business opportunities through IoT,” which was a networking event attended by people from many sectors involved in IoT, hosted by the Yokohama World Business Support Center. I feel it is meaningful to network with people working in companies here in Yokohama to seek new business opportunities.

Wipro Limited Japan

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Yokohama is surprisingly close to Tokyo, and is very convenient. The city has the right population density, and the office environment is comfortable without being too crowded.

Rocket Software Japan Ltd.

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Yokohama is not only a convenient location for offices, but also offers various attractive features as a place to live.

Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd.

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We have benefited from Shin Yokohama’s convenient location including in terms of a positive impact on recruitment.

Sensata Technologies Japan Limited

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I am enjoying not only work but also living in Yokohama, an international port town with many sources of inspiration

Hiho Metal Japan Co., Ltd.

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There are several other international schools in Yokohama besides our own, so in this sense I think the city provides an environment very appealing for foreign companies looking to set up a Japan office.

Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama

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