Concentration of Various Industries
Yokohama gathers businesses of various sizes and industries from world class enterprises to small and medium sized companies with advanced technologies. From the coordination between these business and technologies, Yokohama provides the potential to cope with new businesses.
Global Companies in Yokohama
Bridgestone Corp. Hitachi, Ltd. IHI Corp. JGC Corp. JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. Kyocera Corp.Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Mitsubishi Rayon Co., LTD. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. NHK Spring Co., Ltd.Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Ricoh Co., Ltd. Rohm Co., Ltd. Toshiba Corp. JVC Kenwood Corp.
Accenture Japan Ltd. Bosch Corp. Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Lenovo (Japan) Ltd. TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.Continental Automotive Corp. Johnson Controls, Inc.
IT (Information Technology)
About 3,500 IT-related companies are located in Yokohama, mostly around Shin-Yokohama. There are several semiconductor design-related companies around Shin-Yokohama, but there is also a degree of concentration around Yokohama station and the Minato Mirai 21 District with numerous system development companies
IT Cluster Networking
To promote urban development and create a new business network taking advantage of the concentration of IT companies near Shin-Yokohama, regular meetings by local companies are held mainly to update information.
Examples of IT Companies in Yokohama
Fujisoft Inc. Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. I-NET Corp. Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Ltd. Macnica, Inc. NTT Electronics Corp.
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. Renesas Micro Systems Co., Ltd.
Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center Sony LSI Design Inc. Tokyo Electron Device Ltd. ZUKEN Inc.
ARM K.K. Globalfoundries Japan Ltd. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. Samsung Yokohama Research Institute Co., Ltd. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. TSMC Japan Ltd. Tata Consultancy Services Japan Ltd. Tensilica Inc. Wipro Ltd. Japan Office
Biotechnology and Life Sciences
The City of Yokohama, in an effort to develop and integrate bio-related industries, has been developing the Yokohama Science Frontier and has established "Yokohama Joint Research Center", "Leading Venture Plaza" and "Yokohama Bio Industry Center (YBIC)" in this area. New cooperation and new business opportunities will be expected among the companies in the facilities. Also located in the Yokohama Science Frontier is the famous world-class RIKEN Yokohama Institute.
RIKEN Yokohama Institute in
Yokohama Science Frontier conducts comprehensive research into plant and animal genetic, genomic and protein structures and functions from the molecular level to entire organisms
Biocluster through Enhanced Networking
The City of Yokohama has joined forces with the Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation for the Advancement of Life Sciences and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and lndustry to encourage the formation of bioclusters and interpersonal networks, support for biotech companies, and to foster ties between academia and industry. Many bioventure companies are members of these networks.
Special Zone for Life Innovation
Together with Kanagawa Pref. and Kawasaki City, Yokohama was designated as the Comprehensive Special Zone for International Competitiveness Development (CSZICD) by the Japanese government in December 2011. It could bring together medical and drug-related companies as well as facilities engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as life sciences, cancer and public health, so as to boost Japan’s international competitiveness in these fields. Within the designated areas, relaxing regulations would be carried our, and tax and budget privileges would also be provided.
Examples of Biotechnology Companies in Yokohama
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. FANCL Corp. Kirin Engineering Co., Ltd. Medinet Co., Ltd. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp.Sakata Seed Corp. Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Bruker AXS K.K. Charles River Laboratories Japan, Inc. PerkinElmer Japan Co., Ltd. Thermo Fisher Scientific K.K