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Mori Building Co. has announced it will open a kindergarten for 180 international school children in January adjacent to the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo.

Japan Lutheran Church in Roppongi and the major real estate developer will invite the American School in Japan’s nursery and kindergarten, currently in Meguro Ward, to a residential building being constructed on the site of the church.

The kindergarten will occupy the first to third floors of the developer’s 11-story serviced apartment building designed for foreign residents.

Mori Building plans to complete construction of the building, which includes 22 family-type apartment units, in December. The church will be rebuilt at the same site.

It is the second such project for Mori Building, following the Nishimachi International School kindergarten that opened in the Moto Azabu Hills complex built last September.

Mori Building will continue efforts to set up kindergartens for foreigners in its development areas, which will have large non-Japanese populations, said Hideto Oba, senior manager of Mori Building’s strategic management section.