The Changing Spatial Economy and Cultural Industries in Tokyo

  • Hiroshi Matsubara
Part of the International Perspectives in Geography book series (IPG, volume 8)


The Tokyo metropolitan area is the largest world city-region globally, and is the location where many of Japan’s advanced functions are centralized. The competitive power of new cultural industries has been demonstrated in recent years. To enhance creativity and strengthen the international competitiveness of cultural industries, it is important to convert the internal structure of Tokyo’s urban areas and to accelerate connections among various industrial agglomerations in the metropolitan area.


World city Cultural industries Movie industry Agglomeration Tokyo metropolitan area 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Arts and SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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