Nagoya is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan. Nagoya's main industry is the automotive business, as many Japanese automotive companies are based out of Nagoya. Major automotive suppliers also have a presence. There is also a sizable aerospace, machine tool and electronics industry in the area. Japan is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north. Mostly rugged and mountainous. The official language is Japanese. Many Japanese business people who deal with foreigners speak good English, but business negotiations are often conducted through an interpreter. It is unwise to try to speak Japanese in business meetings, even with a relatively high degree of fluency. However, in social contexts some familiarity with the Japanese language or Japanese customs will be greatly appreciated. English is spoken in major hotels and in shops catering for tourists, but only minimally elsewhere. The main religions are Shintoism, Buddhism. The economy of Japan is the second largest in the world, after the United States at around $5 trillion USD in terms of nominal GDP and third after the United States and China when adjusted for purchasing power parity. Banking, insurance, real estate, retailing, transportation, telecommunications and construction are all major industries. Japan has a large industrial capacity and is home to some of the largest, leading and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles and processed foods. The service sector accounts for three quarters of the gross domestic product. Japanese culture is governed by a strict code of manners. The Japanese do not expect expatriates to be familiar with all customs, it is important to try to adapt to Japanese Protocols. Expatriate business dress is typically formal and conservative. Men should wear a suit and women should wear either a dress or a suit. The security risk for expatriates in Japan is low. Risks are mainly low levels of crime in urban areas. Other risks include earthquakes and tsunamis, that can cause widespread damage and disruption. The population in Nagoya is 9.107 Mil (2015 est.), while the inflation rate is 0% (2015 est.).
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates in In Nagoya, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports): Nagoya as at 1 January 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average 2) Clothing: High 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: Low 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: Low 8) Household Accommodation: Very High 9) Miscellaneous: Average 10) Personal Care: Very Low 11) Recreation & Culture: Very High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High 13) Transport: Very High Nagoya is for example 99.7% more expensive than Almaty for groceries, 54% more expensive for household costs than Kenya, and 115.3% more expensive for transport costs than Mombasa. The hardship premium for Nagoya for an expat from Kuwait, is for example -10%, i.e. host location (Nagoya) premium of 20% minus home (Kuwait) location premium of 30%. Nagoya is ranked as a some hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship or expat pay in Nagoya? Register subscribe to your home location and Nagoya and run your personalised reports.