Welcome to The City of Yokohama Mumbai Representative Office

Welcome to The City of Yokohama Mumbai Representative Office

The City of Yokohama Mumbai Representative Office has been established to deepen the ties between Yokohama and India including Mumbai, one of Yokohama’s sister cities. Its activities would include, promoting trade, business and economic exchange between Yokohama and India by attracting Indian business and companies to Yokohama and functioning as a support centre and communication channel for these Indian companies as also help these companies in obtaining financial support from the Yokohama city government.

In addition, the office

  1. assists local companies in Yokohama to establish business with Indian companies, by researching and providing information on Indian market and industries.
  2. co-ordinates business missions to Yokohama tailored to specific interests and including tours of business facilities, project sites and government offices.
  3. explores the possibility of international technical cooperation with Indian cities including Mumbai in the field of infrastructure building.
  4. attracts Indian tourism to Yokohama by increasing awareness about Yokohama city, and participates in travel fairs and exhibitions.

Message From The Chief Representative

Dear readers, Namaste! I am Nobuyoshi Miyasaka, Chief Representative of the City of Yokohama Mumbai Representative Office from April 2017. The City of Yokohama Mumbai Representative Office was opended in November 2015 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the sister city relation between Yokohama and Mumbai.

Yokohama is a beautiful port city located approximately 30km south of Tokyo, the capital of Japan. The Port of Yokohama was opened in 1859, when Japan decided to open its doors to the world. At that time it was a small fishing village with appoximately 100 residents. The city has been supported the modernization of Japan through the development of the port. The port was engaged in a trade between Japan and India. Finally the city has now grown to be the largest city in Japan as a single municipality with a population of 3.7 million.

Yokohama has a lot of advantages for having a business, for examples, transportation access, cost effective rent, human resources, accomulation of various industries, various support from the City of Yokohama and comfortable living environment for foreigners. Yokohama aslo has a lot of popular sightseeing spots. For example, the Sankeien garden is Japanese style garden produced by Mr. Sankei Hara, who made a fortune in raw silk trade. Sir Rabindranath Tagore, a great poet and philosopher in India stayed in one of Japanese traditional houses at the park for a few months in 1916. Besides this, Minato Mirai area, China town, Osanbashi Pier, etc. are popular amont tourists.

I would be very happy if you would consider Yokohama as your business base or travel destination. If you need any information of Yokohama, please don't hesitate to contact our office.


Best regards,
Nobuyoshi Miyasaka
The Chief Representative.

The Mission of the Office

  1. Attracting Indian investment and businesses to Yokohama
  2. Assisting local companies in Yokohama in having business with Indian companies and in advancing to India
  3. Promoting further Sister City Relations with Mumbai City after the Golden jubilee of the Sister City Relations
  4. Attracting Indian tourism to Yokohama
  5. Promoting exchange in various fields with Indian cities including Mumbai
  6. Exploring the possibility of international technical cooperation with India, for example, in the field of infrastructure building

Office Opening

In the year 2015, on the occassion of the 50th anniversary of this sister-city agreement, the City of Yokohama opened its Representative office in Mumbai. The Office opening ceremony and Economic Seminar was held on 19th November 2015 at the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers Mumbai, and was inaugurated by the Honourable Mayor of Mumbai and Chairman of Yokohama city council. It was attended by city council members, Deputy Mayor and officials from the City of Yokohama, economic delegation from Yokohama and businesspersons from both Japan and Indian companies.