Duesseldorf: ‘The Little Tokyo on the Rhine’
“Japanese executives appreciate Duesseldorf’s location in the heart of Europe that provides access to the largest B2B market on the continent,” said Annette Klerks, head of department, International Business Services. “The Japanese community in Duesseldorf and the people of Duesseldorf continue to hold their long-term relationship in the highest regard.”
The office’s Japan Desk provides a range of services for Japanese companies establishing, relocating or investing in the North Rhine-Westphalia capital and works closely with Japanese organizations.
Today, Duesseldorf is evolving into an innovation- driven technology hub.
“Innovation is at an all-time-high and in recent years we have successfully developed a ‘startup’ business environment,” said Sabine Heber, senior project manager of the Japan Desk. “With the city’s economic and industrial heritage, we are in a strong position to balance our traditional economy and way of doing business with today’s cutting-edge developments being driven by the ‘startup’ culture.”
“Duesseldorf and Japan will strengthen their ties in the coming years,” said Klerks. “Our close friendship and trusted partnership will facilitate successful business and enable us to continue to exchange ideas.”