For a long time Dusseldorf was considered a "little Tokyo" on the Rhine. As early as 1955, the first Japanese company, Keiretsu Mitsubishi, settled in the state capital. The first Japanese bookstore in Europe opened in 1974. Meanwhile, the Japanese community has more than 7,000 members and the region around the state capital 490 Japanese companies.
But also 480 Chinese companies from various fields have discovered the Rhine metropolis, including Huawei, ZTE, Minmetals and the Bank of China.
World-famous companies such as Henkel, Rheinmetall, Daimler and Vodafone are among the largest employers in Düsseldorf.
The city is not just a strategic economic point. Numerous art collections and museums, as well as trade fairs in an exhibition area of 261.817m²
attract an international audience.