Tokyo, the political and financial capital of Japan, is one of the most functional and impressive urban agglomerations in the world. With a population of about 13.5 million, this densely populated urban area houses 11 percent of Japan’s population. The broader Tokyo megalopolis is the most populous in the world, with 37.8 million people.
Tokyo is the most important business center in Japan and one of the most important in the world. It ranks second among global cities in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within its borders, at 38.
Consumption, e-commerce and industrial activity drive demand for logistics and distribution. Tokyo is home to significant concentrations of companies in electronics, consumer goods, finance and automobiles. The Keihin complex of ports on Tokyo Bay is the world’s 20th-largest cargo port complex, handling 7.85 million TEUs annually.
Given the dense population and geographic constraints, real estate is at a premium. Tokyo has some of the highest land prices in the world. In finding locations for industrial properties and warehouses, logistics companies must seek creative solutions and maximize efficiencies.
Prologis has available warehouses in Tokyo and operates industrial properties throughout the Tokyo region.