June 28, 2019
North Rhine-Westphalia and Japan: Connecting through people, business and digital transformation
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.”