• Kyodo News


The Kabukiza theater, the mainstay host for the traditional art for more than a century, will be given new life as a high-rise accommodating a theater and business offices, a draft of its reconstruction plan showed Wednesday.

The plan, submitted by cinema producer Shochiku Co. to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, indicates the famed but obsolete theater in Tokyo’s Ginza district is destined to become a 29-story building with four subbasements.

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