Tokyo, Japan

In its more than 500 year history, the city of Tokyo has evolved from a fishing village into one of the world's central and most dynamic economic and urban centers, a city bound in tradition yet driven by technological innovation. This article profiles the current state of project management in Tokyo. In doing so, it discusses the city's association with electronic companies and its initiatives to integrate technology into the citizenry's everyday experience. It explains how these aspects of Tokyo culture are driving a high-level of demand for experienced project managers and fueling a growing interest in PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. It looks at Tokyo's plans to expand its IT sector and notes the challenges of managing projects in Tokyo, describing the nature of Tokyo-based companies using traditional Japanese approaches to conducting business. Accompanying this article are for sidebars reporting updates of four projects occurring within Tokyo.
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