Nagasaki (Japan)

After developing trade and culture as the only open port to the outside world during Japan's period of national isolation, Nagasaki City flourished in post-modern Japan as the country's main shipbuilding location and played an important role in international society.

On August 9, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. After World War II ended, the people of Nagasaki continue to play an important role in international society through their calls for world peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. 


  • 423,644 (2017)

Number of Households

  • 189,978 (2017)

Land Area

  • 405.86 km2 (2015)

Population Density

  • 1,044 /km2

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 9,534 million yen
    • Secondary Industry: 226,527 million yen
    • Tertiary Industry: 1,240,276 million yen
    • (2012) 

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 1,036
    • Secondary Industry: 31,152
    • Tertiary Industry: 169,783
    • (2012) 

Annual Income per Capita

  • 2,515 thousand yen (2014)

Major Industries and Products

    Services, Real Estate, Manufacturing 

Major Projects

    • ○Reconfiguration of Administrative Office Functionality
    • ○City Hall Construction Project
    • ○Regional Community Improvement Project
    • ○Longevity Project
    • ○International Tourism Promotion Project
    • ○Nagasaki Summit Project
    • ○City Walking Project
    • ○Urban Revitalization Project
    • ○Dejima Main Gate/Bridge Project
    • ○Public Facilities Management Promotion Project
    • ○World Heritage Promotion Project 
    • ○Job Improvement Project
    • ○City Hall Transformation Project 
    • ○Regional Promotion Project

Revenue of the city budget

  • 209.67 billion yen (2017) [2017 initial budget total expenditure]

Number of City Employees

  • 3,073 (2016)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

    • <Sister Cities>
    • Saint Paul (USA), Santos (Brazil), Porto (Portugal), Middelburg (Holland), Fuzhou (China)
    • <Citizens' Friendship Cities>
    • Aberdeen (Scotland), Zhongshan (China), Leiden (Holland), Wurzburg (Germany)
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