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Inclusive Cities: Spotlight on Japan



Japan's major cities, particularly Tokyo, rank highly in the Inclusive Cities Barometer, showcasing strong economic inclusiveness and innovative urban planning. Known for its robust economy, technological advancements, and low cost of living, Japan sets a high standard for inclusive urban development.


Discover more about Japan’s strides toward inclusivity and learn what makes Tokyo a leader in economic and social inclusion.


Key Highlights

  • Economic Powerhouse: Tokyo is one of the top three Tier 1 financial centres globally.
  • Innovative Urban Planning: The city's infrastructure supports high levels of labour force participation and low unemployment.
  • Social Inclusiveness: Recent improvements in disability and aged employment reflect Tokyo’s commitment to social inclusivity.

Tokyo's Strengths in Economic Inclusiveness

Tokyo excels in several areas that contribute to its high economic inclusiveness rating:

  • High Labour Force Participation: Low unemployment and minimal vulnerable employment.
  • Financial Accessibility: Widespread access to financial services.
  • Innovation Hub: Significant investments in R&D drive continuous technological advancement.

Social Inclusiveness and Accessibility

Tokyo’s recent initiatives post-2020 Olympics have bolstered its social inclusiveness:

  • Disability and Aged Employment: Significant improvements in employment opportunities for these groups.
  • Community Development: Efforts to foster unique local communities and dynamic metropolitan regions.

Sustainable Development and Smart City Initiatives

Japan’s commitment to sustainability and smart city technologies is evident in its strategies to achieve net-zero emissions and promote green urban spaces.


Global Insights and Resources
For detailed insights and information on all cities evaluated across  APAC and EMEA, visit the Global Inclusive Cities Barometer website.

Cushman & Wakefield is dedicated to supporting investors, developers, and occupiers in maximising social value through their real estate endeavours. To learn more about how we can assist you in your journey towards creating inclusive urban environments, contact us today.
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