The global co-working boom has reached critical mass in Japan, now home to more than 400 spaces that facilitate the trend. WeWork, the world's largest co-working space firm with more than 200 locations worldwide and a company valuation of $20 billion, plans to open up to 12 locations in Tokyo by the end of 2018. Major Japanese real estate companies such as Tokyu and Mitsui Fudosan have also established their own co-working facilities, and other firms across Japan are quickly following suit.

Independence and support

Co-working spaces provide a shared office space where individual workers can work independently while also enjoying the support of an office community.