A think tank associated with a major real estate developer ranked the City of Nagoya as #4 based on indicators for business and economy; research and development; culture and exchange; living and residence; environment; traffic and access.
It was ranked #1 in research and development; #2 in business and economy; #2 in traffic and access; and #9 in culture and exchange.
The Institute for Urban Strategies on Wednesday released the ranking, which covered 72 cities, excluding Tokyo, for the first time.
Nagoya came fourth, with many companies in the city having high global market shares.
Kyoto topped the ranking of major Japanese cities measured by features such as livability and economy, according to a survey by a think tank affiliated with major real estate developer Mori Building Co.
The cities were rated using a total of 83 indicators in six categories — economy and business, transport and accessibility, environment, life and residence, culture and interchange, and research and development.
Source: The Japan Times