(unit: US $ billion)
Source: Cabinet Office Prefectural Indexes of Business Conditions
Source: The Mori Memorial Foundation (2014)
Source: United Nations Department of Economic Social Affairs World Urbanization Prospects (2014)
New York Mid Town
Source: FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 (2012)
New York Lower Manhattan
Hong Kong Central
Cities were evaluated for Economic Potential, Business Friendliness, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Cost Effectiveness and Connectivity. Tokyo placed first in the overall ranking for megacities.
Source: Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2015/16
ranking by fDi Intelligence, a division of the UK-based Financial Times specializing in foreign direct investment.
Reference: 2009 Economic Census for Business Activity
400 years ago in the Tokugawa era, Marunouchi was a residential district surrounding Edo Castle with the estates of feudal lords. After Mitsubishi’s second president, Yanosuke Iwasaki, purchased the land from the Meiji Government in 1890, Marunouchi became a modern business center and the driving force of Japan’s economy, which it has remained until this day. Through Meiji Era modernization and Japan’s post-WWII economic growth, Marunouchi has always evolved in step with the times.