The Japan Times – North Rhine-Westphalia Report 2019

In the 1950s, Japanese trading house executives were the first to settle in Duesseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The growing Japanese community established schools, banks, shops and restaurants, and today nearly 15,000 Japanese nationals call NRW home. More than 600 Japanese companies have established a presence in the region, employing more than 50,000 people. Located in the heart of Europe, Duesseldorf’s location is a key factor for Japanese investors.
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NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

June 28, 2019

North Rhine-Westphalia and Japan: Connecting through people, business and digital transformation

In the 1950s, Japanese trading house executives were the first to settle in Duesseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The growing Japanese community established schools, banks, shops and restaurants, and today nearly 15,000 Japanese nationals call NRW home.

More than 600 Japanese companies have established a presence in the region, employing more than 50,000 people. Located in the heart of Europe, Duesseldorf’s location is a key factor for Japanese investors.

“Duesseldorf has the largest conglomeration of international companies in the heart of Europe,” said Gerhard Eschenbaum, deputy executive director and director of the Duesseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s International Business Division. “Within a 500 km radius of Duesseldorf, companies have access to one-third of the European Union’s population and half of the total EU population’s purchasing power.”

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In the 1950s, Japanese trading house executives were the first to settle in Duesseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The growing Japanese community established schools, banks, shops and restaurants, and today nearly 15,000 Japanese nationals call NRW home.
More than 600 Japanese companies have established a presence in the region, employing more than 50,000 people. Located in the heart of Europe, Duesseldorf’s location is a key factor for Japanese investors.