This area is located in the southern portion of the Tokyo metropolis, and is adjacent to Kanagawa Prefecture. One of Tokyo’s central manufacturing areas, the logistics functions of the Port of Tokyo and Haneda Airport can be used to maximum advantage.
Ota Ward takes third place in the metropolis in population, and Shinagawa Ward is twelfth. With regard to the number of business establishments, Ota Ward has about 30,000 and Shinagawa Ward about 20,000, with 360,000 and 400,000 employees, respectively.
Ota Ward has many manufacturing businesses, and in Shinagawa Ward, the ratio of companies in the information and communications industry and service industry is growing.
The Jonan area has a concentration of top class small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), centering on businesses engaging in machining and metalworking, and chemical surface treatment.
This area has the second largest number of manufacturing establishments. By municipality, Ota Ward takes first place for both the number of establishments and employees. It ranks No. 1 in the metal products, production machinery, and transportation machinery sector. A diversity of high-skilled manufacturing technology is accumulated in this area.
Shinagawa Ward is the birthplace of the Keihin Industrial Area. A large number of small-scale businesses are concentrated here. There are also increasing cases of companies locating to the area around Osaki station for research and development and advancement into new fields, and companies establishing their R&D facilities there, and anticipations held on this area as a site for new business development.
(picture provided by Ota City)
Ota Ward has substantial support facilities such as “factory apartments,” which provide factory space for SMEs, and an expansive industrial park in the coastal area.
The Jonan Branch of the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute is a facility on the frontlines of support for skilled manufacturing such as precision measurement and analysis, and prototype creation.
Near Osaki station in Shinagawa Ward, a new space for interaction called SHIP (Shinagawa Industrial Platform) has been born. It supports next generation industries through the provision of event spaces, offices, open lounges, and workshops.
|Shinagawa, Ota, Meguro|
Number of establishments
in manufacturing business
Number of employees in
（unit: ten million yen）
（unit: ten million yen）
|total of this area||1,387,749||4,373||34,805||68,448||29,859|
|total of Toyko||13,637,346||27,142||296,132||854,522||338,191|
・Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, "Basic resident register", 2018/1/1
・Industry and Employment in TOKYO 2018, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government