ECN operates two networks in North Asia. As the capital and largest city in Japan, Tokyo is the natural home for our Japan network. The Greater Tokyo Area has the largest metropolitan population and economy in the world, and is Japan’s key hub for rail, ground and air transportation. Many international companies are based in the city, including a large portion of the Fortune 500, with significant industries including healthcare, technology, electronics and consumer products. As a significant business centre, with over half a million international residents, Seoul is the home of The Economist Corporate Network in South Korea. The Republic of Korea is one of the world’s fastest growing developed economies, and a significant exporter and importer.