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The JR Building, which once housed the former head offices of the Japanese National Railways, will be closed Sept. 29, putting an end to a 60-year history that encompassed the defunct Railway Ministry.

East Japan Railway Co., which was still operating in the building, adjacent to JR Tokyo Station, began its first day of business in its new head offices, located just outside JR Shinjuku Station, on Sept. 29. JR Bus Kanto Co., the first firm to leave the building, will wrap up its move to the Shinjuku building Sept. 29.

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