Kajima Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 1812
OSE: 1812
NAG: 1812
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded Tokyo, Japan (1840 (1840))
Headquarters 3-1, Motoakasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8388, Japan
Area served
Key people
Rokuro Ishikawa, (Former CEO, Chairman and Honorary Chairman) Mitsuyoshi Nakamura, (CEO and President)

11px $ 15.798 billion USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 1485.01 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
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11px $ 249.255 million USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 23.42 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
  • 7,737 (non-consolidated)
  • 15,468 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Kajima Corporation (鹿島建設株式会社 Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese construction company. Founded in 1840, the company has its headquarters in Motoakasaka, Minato, Tokyo.[1] The company is known for its DIB-200 proposal.[4] The company stock is traded on four leading Japanese stock exchanges and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[5]

One of the five leading general contractors in Japan, that are also referred to as "super general contractor". As well as being one of the key opinion leaders, also from its top-class domestic construction revenue, it is seen as one of the leading companies in the construction industry in Japan. Corporate slogan is "Company that builds 100 years".


  • 1840 - Iwakichi Kajima, the founder of the present-day company begins carpentry business in Edo (present day Tokyo)
  • 1860 - Kajima pioneers first western-style building in Yokohama (Ei-Ichiban Kan)
  • 1880 - Establishes Kajima Gumi
  • 1899 - Railway construction projects begin in Korea and Taiwan
  • 1923 - Great Kanto Earthquake - Kajima participates in the reconstruction work
  • 1930 - Incorporation of the company (issues stock, capitalized at 3 million yen)
  • 1945 - Postwar reconstruction begins with Kajima's support
  • 1949 - Founds Kajima Technical Research Institute (the first construction research facility in Japan)
  • 1950 - Pioneers first joint venture with Morrison-Knudsen
  • 1957 - Completes Japan's first nuclear reactor (Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute's Tōkai JRR-1 reactor)
  • 1959 - Construction of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen begins
  • 1961 - The company is listed on Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange
  • 1963 - Becomes world no. 1 in construction (total contract value)
Constructs facilities for 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games
The Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest tunnel, is completed

Demolition Technology

The Kajima Corporation developed a building demolition technique that involves using hydraulic jacks to demolish a building one floor at a time. This method is safer, and allows for a more efficient recycling process. In the Spring of 2008, the Kajima Corporation used this technique to demolish a 17-story and 20-story building, recycling 99% of the steel and concrete and 92% of the interior materials in the process.[7]

Film backing

The Kasumigaseki Building, built by Kajima, is the main subject of the film Chōkōsō no Akebono, which was backed by Kajima.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Kajima Corporate Data". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kajima Factbook 2013" (PDF). Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kajima Financial Highlights". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Binder, Georges, ed. (2006). 101 of the World's Tallest Buildings. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (images Publishing). p. 13. ISBN 978-1-864-70173-9. 
  5. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Company History". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kajima Demolition Tech". Popular Science. December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  8. ^ Schilling, Mark. "Airplane flick tells only half the story." The Japan Times. Friday November 14, 2008. Retrieved on February 19, 2010.

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