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Update:September 28, 2015

Our Place in the World

Amid this era of rapid globalization, regarding the world as an action stage, we are rallying our human and other resources to build communities where diverse people and cultures can exist in harmony.

Narita International Airport Regional Development

Accounting for about 60% of Japan's international passenger traffic and 70 % of its international cargo shipments, as well as ranking 9th for total passenger traffic and 7rd for freight volume in the world, Narita International Airport and its surrounding area are not just Japan's gateway to the world, but also an important cornerstone for the country's international economic strategy.

The airport area is growing more apprealing through the expansion of features, such as the planned increase in the number of annual flights to 300,000, the opening of the new Narita SKY ACCESS express railway in 2010, connecting the airport and downtown Tokyo in only 36 minutes, and allowing us to introduce the region's great sightseeing spots to the 8.4 million foreign visitors that travel through the airport each year.



Narita International Airport (Narita City)

Makuhari New City ~An International Business City Located Only 30 Minutes from Both Tokyo and Narita International Airport


Makuhari New City (Chiba City)

Makuhari New City centers around Makuhari Messe,one of Japan’s leading convention facilities,and spreads out with offices,academic facilities,housing,parks,shopping,and entertainment facilities.It is a city of diverse potentials that sees many people from all over Japan and the world every day. 

Makuhari International School


Makuhari International School

With all classes except Japanese taught in English, Makuhari International School is a school for the children of foreign residents and Japanese returning from abroad.  With small classes, a spacious school building and grounds, ample supplies, and an environment outfitted with the latest in high-tech teaching equipment, the children's international experience is built upon even further, allowing them to flourish in an increasingly interconnected world.

Creating an International Academic City

The Tsukuba Express Line, which began operations in August 2005, connects central Tokyo and Tsukuba (Ibaraki Prefecture) via Kashiwa and Nagareyama, where top-rank universities like Tokyo and Chiba University are located.  Consequently, the area has seen a large rise in the emergence of high-tech R&D venture companies.

The universities are cooperating with local communities to make their cities hubs of intellectual, business, and residential activity that hold the themes of environment, healthy living, creativity, and exchange in high esteem.

 

Kashiwa-no-Ha Campus Town (concept image)(Kashiwa City)
Kashiwa-no-Ha Campus Town (concept image) (Kashiwa City)

A Velo Taxi
A Velo Taxi

Space to Create Knowledge: Kazusa Akademia Park

Located only 50 minutes away from the heart of Tokyo, the park is a cluster of 15 companies engaged in high-tech R&D such as biotechnology, telecommunications, and new materials research.

Kashiwa-no-Ha Campus Town (concept image) (Kashiwa City)
The Kazusa DNA Research Institute: A core facility in the park and the world's first research institution dedicated solely to DNA research

Creating an Environment Where Foreign Residents Live Comfortably

Chiba helps its over 110,000 foreign residents adapt to their new living environment, providing them with multi-lingual information and support on issues like education, medical care, and housing.