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Appeal of Tsukuba

Scientific City, Tsukuba

Tsukuba is one the largest integrated areas of research and education in Japan.

  • There are 32 national organizations. More than 160 including private research organizations
    (*Based on the numbers of related research development businesses on “Research Report of Organizations Established in Tsukuba Science City 2010”)
  • More than 15,000 researchers. Over 8,000 have a doctor’s degree.
  • Advanced researching facilities can be shared.


Great access to the metropolitan area and to the world!

Able to access from Joban expressway, Kita-Kanto expressway, Ibaraki airport, Narita airport and Tsukuba Express. Getting more commuters from inside of Tokyo and adjacent cities.

Abundant Research and Living Premises

There are 9 industrial complexes in the city, and you may take advantage of benefit packages by the prefecture and the city.
Ibaraki has the biggest accumulated square footage for industrial use*.

(*Accumulated total from 2002 to 2011)

One of the Cities to Have the Highest Resident Rate of Non-Citizens

In Tsukuba city, there are 6,976 non-citizens from 130 countries. This is 3.2% of city’s population.* We have more non-citizens with visa status as a “researcher,” an “exchange student” or a “dependent.”

(*National average 1.6%, as of May 1, 2013)

The Whole City is the Testing Field

In Tsukuba city, we execute innovative demonstration experiments, and the whole city is used as the testing field.(Robot strategic zone, support and collaborate for business, ideal environment city)

Great Environment for Venture Business

There are many venture businesses from University of Tsukuba or AIST. 205 businesses have created in Tsukuba.
Organizations such as TCI or Tsukuba industrial development center are supporting those who start a business or look for business partners.

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