2. Tokyo, Japan

With a GDP greater than that of Russia, Tokyo is the epitome of a globalised city; acting as a financial hub, popular tourist attraction and the future host of the 2020 Olympic Games.

Tokyo was ranked as the city with the second largest number of companies on the Fortune Global 500 in the world.

The economic ripple effect of the hosting of the 2020 Olympics will boost Tokyo’s GDP by around $15bn and will create approximately 84,000 jobs.