|Shimizu Kensetsu kabushiki gaisha|
Edo (present day Tokyo)
|Founder||Shimizu Kisuke I|
|Headquarters||2-16-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8370, Japan|
|Revenue||$ 15.043 billion USD (FY 2012) (¥ 1,416 billion JPY) (FY 2012)|
|$ 62.69 million USD (FY 2012) (¥ 5.901 billion JPY) (FY 2012)|
|Owner||Shimizu family (12.46%)|
Number of employees
|15,616 (consolidated) (As of April 1, 2013)|
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