Jacobs opens first office in Japan to meet growing demand for technical consultancy

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The opening ceremony for Jacobs' first ever office in Japan.

Tokyo-based team at Jacobs is focused on energy transition, nuclear decommissioning, advanced facilities and defence.

Jacobs has opened its first ever office in Japan to meet a growing demand for technical consultancy services in energy, defence and advanced facilities.

The new office in Tokyo was officially opened by Jacobs’ CEO Bob Pragada on 28 March 2023 at a celebration attended by clients and employees. In keeping with Japanese cultural tradition, a kagami-biraki ceremony was performed in which the lid of a sake (rice wine) barrel was broken open with a wooden mallet before guests were invited to drink to the health of the new venture.

The Jacobs team, based in the Tokyo Club Building in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, is a mix of Japanese and expatriate employees supporting clients in nuclear decommissioning, energy transition, data centres, cybersecurity and military infrastructure.

Since 2016, Jacobs has provided program management support to Tokyo Electric Power Company for the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where it is also developing new robotic tools to obtain crucial information about conditions inside one of the damaged reactors. The company is also involved in facility planning, programming, design and construction management for the United States Air Force at Yokota Air Base, Misawa Air Base and Camp Zama.

“Jacobs is facilitating some of the biggest national security efforts in Japan and working with our clients on several new data centre campuses,” said Jacobs CEO Bob Pragada. “We will leverage our technical consulting capabilities and deep domain experience in key sectors to create positive change in the communities we serve, lasting benefits for our clients and even stronger relationships in the country,” he said.