Kajima Corporation
Native name
Kajima Kensetsu kabushiki gaisha
Company typePublic (K.K)
TYO: 1812
NAG: 1812
OSE: 1812 until 2013
Nikkei 225 Component
FoundedTokyo, Japan (1840 (1840))
Headquarters3-1, Motoakasaka 1-chome, Minato, Tokyo 107-8388, Japan
Area served
Key people
Morinosuke Kajima (Chairman (1957-1975)), Rokuro Ishikawa (Chairman (1983 -1993) and Honorary Chairman)
RevenueIncrease $ 15.798 billion USD (FY 2012) (¥ 1485.01 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Increase $ 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)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Kajima Corporation (鹿島建設株式会社, Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is one of the oldest and largest construction companies in Japan. 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]

Kajima's services include design, engineering, construction, and real estate development. Kajima builds high-rise structures, railways, power plants, dams, and bridges. Its subsidiaries are located throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe, and North America. A downturn in the construction industry during the latter half of the 1990s prompted Kajima to expand its operations to the environmental sector, specifically waste treatment, water treatment, soil rehabilitation, and environmental consulting.


Constructs facilities for 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games
The Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest tunnel, is completed
Bought Waskita Karya's shareholding in Waskita Kajima, resulting Kajima as majority shareholder of the company. The company then renamed to Kajima Indonesia[6]

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.[10]

Film backing

The Kasumigaseki Building, built by Kajima, is the main subject of the film Chōkōsō no Akebono, which was backed by Kajima.[11]


On March 2, 2018, the head of a division at Kajima was arrested by an investigative team from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on suspicion of having violated the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade in connection with bidding for the Chūō Shinkansen maglev line.[12] On March 23, the Fair Trade Commission issued a criminal indictment against both the head of the division and Kajima Corporation.[13]


  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. images Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-864-70173-9. ((cite book)): |work= ignored (help)
  5. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "About Kajima Indonesia". Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Hawaiian Dredging sold to Japanese firm". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  8. ^ "Company History". Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Kajima Australia Kajima
  10. ^ "Kajima Demolition Tech". Popular Science. December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  11. ^ Airplane flick tells only half the story The Japan Times November 14, 2008. Retrieved on February 19, 2010.
  12. ^ "Former executive of Taisei Corporation and division chief of Kajima Corporation arrested: suspicious bidding for maglev line". Asahi Shimbun. 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  13. ^ "Chūō Shinkansen maglev line, 4 companies and 2 individuals indicted for anti-monopoly violations: a first for a privately financed construction project". Asahi Shimbun. 2018-03-24. Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2019-12-03.