Tokyo’s unstoppable rise as centre for Asian business

Tokyo is the biggest business hub in Asia (photo:dpa)
Tokyo is the biggest business hub in Asia (photo:dpa)

Tokyo, the biggest business hub in Asia, is to continue growing in importance. The city generates a third of Japan’s GDP and has almost 60 per cent of its large companies. It is a product of Japan’s centralisation and has long-term implications for the country’s minor cities and rural areas.

JAPAN is one of the most centralised countries in the world, partly due to geography but also to history and mentality. It shares this propensity for centralisation with its East Asian neighbour South Korea.

The share of regional gross domestic product (GDP) in the top three cities is nowhere higher than in Japan and South Korea, according to a study by managemen...

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