Shimizu Corporation

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Shimizu Corporation
Native name
Romanized name
Shimizu Kensetsu kabushiki gaisha
Type Public KK
ISIN JP3358800005
Founded1804;217 years ago (1804))
Edo (present day Tokyo)
FounderShimizu Kisuke I
Headquarters2-16-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8370, Japan
Area served
Key people
RevenueIncrease2.svg $ 15.043 billion USD (FY 2012) (¥ 1,416 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Increase2.svg $ 62.69 million USD (FY 2012) (¥ 5.901 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
OwnerShimizu family (12.46%)
Number of employees
15,616 (consolidated) (As of April 1, 2013)
Footnotes /references
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Shimizu Corporation (清水建設株式会社, Shimizu Kensetsu kabushiki gaisha) is an architectural, civil engineering and general contracting firm. It has annual sales of approximately US$15 billion and has been widely recognized as one of the top 5 contractors in Japan and among the top 20 in the world.[ citation needed ]


It is a family business listed in the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges and a constituent of the Nikkei 225 index.

About Shimizu

The company is named after its founder Kisuke Shimizu, who was born in Koba Village, Etchu (now part of Toyama), and has nothing to do with the former city Shimizu in Shizuoka Prefecture. Kisuke Shimizu formed the company in Edo (now Tokyo) in 1804, [4] the company has been headquartered there ever since.

Shimizu Corporation is an international general contractor, publicly listed on the Tokyo, Nagoya Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index. [5] It has a network spanning Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa.

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Dream Megaproject Concepts

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