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Metropolitan center and sub-center areas

Area Features

Shinjuku subcenter

This is the center of Tokyo’s function as Japan’s capital, gathering government, judicial, and executive agencies, and a large number of headquarters and head offices of major corporations. This area contains about 31 percent of the business establishments in Tokyo, with about 200,000; in this regard, the top three municipalities are Minato Ward, Chuo Ward, and Chiyoda Ward. Among the establishments, there is a notable accumulation of the information and communications, service, academia and research, finance, and health care related industries. There is also a striking concentration of foreign-affiliated companies.

This area also ranks among the top in the world in transportation infrastructure, including the railway network centering on Tokyo, Shibuya, and Shinagawa stations where redevelopment projects are underway, and the Metropolitan Expressway.

Manufacturing Industry Features

Information Technology Industry

There are many printing and printed-related businesses located here, with this sector comprising about half of the number of establishments figures of the area.

There are also many software related IT companies engaged in businesses such as software development and Internet related services, with a striking number of these companies located in convenient places near stations such as Akihabara, Kayabacho, and Shinjuku.

Support Facilities and Property Situation

Tokyo Metropolitan Small and
Medium Enterprise Support Center

A characteristic of the city center and sub-center area is its large number of comprehensive company support organizations.

As a comprehensive and central business support facility for small and medium-sized companies in Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center responds to needs for business establishment, with a diverse support menu, which includes human resource development support.

Basic Data

Metropolitan center : Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato
Sub-centers : Shinjuku, Bunkyo, Shibuya, Toshima
Population Number of establishments
in manufacturing business
Number of employees in
manufacturing business
Shipment value
(unit: ten million yen)
Added value
(unit: ten million yen)
Chiyoda 58,576 107 2,066 4,563 2,247
Chuo 142,995 166 2,508 5,295 2,254
Minato 243,997 128 1,852 4,554 1,942
Shinjuku 334,193 292 8,186 20,999 7,319
Bunkyo 210,312 296 5,871 11,097 4,939
Shibuya 219,898 58 1,037 1,773 843
Toshima 280,639 161 3,003 5,720 2,847
of this area
1,490,590 1,208 24,523 54,002 22,393
of Toyko
13,415,349 12,156 269,815 815,935 319,317

・Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, "Basic resident register", 2016/1/1
・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Statistics Division, "Bureau of General Affairs, Industries in Tokyo", 2014/12/31