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MINATO WARD

At the new teamLab Borderless museum, the crowd-favorite room of lamps from Borderless 1.0 has evolved into a room of light bubbles, which interact with each other and the bodies passing by.
CULTURE / Art
Feb 8, 2024
Have we reached teamLab saturation?
The art collective re-opens its Borderless museum in Azabudai Hills. But the experience is starting to feel stale.
A drill simulating a ballistic missile launch is held at the Higashinakano Station on the Toei Oedo Line on Jan. 15.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 30, 2024
Tokyo to create underground missile shelter in Azabu-Juban station
The move comes amid heightened geopolitical tensions, with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike highlighting the "threat of ballistic missiles."
A look into what used to be the Koyamacho neighborhood in Tokyo's Minato Ward may reveal what Japan stands to lose from not protecting its recent past.
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Dec 25, 2023
Mita facelift paves over another slice of Tokyo history
The death of Koyamacho shows that Japan needs to begin preserving some parts of its modern history for future generations.
Mori Building CEO Shingo Tsuji speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Nov. 30.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2023
Mori’s CEO eyeing the next Roppongi Hills, casino resort in Tokyo
The real estate developer behind the towers that have reshaped central Tokyo’s skyline isn’t done yet.
A coworking space at Tokyo Venture Capital Hub
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 3, 2023
Tokyo’s new venture capital hub aims to boost ties among investors
Mori Building hopes that the large-scale hub for venture capital firms will ratchet up investment for startups and strengthen cooperation among investors.
Hidenori Izaki, one-time winner of the World Barista Championship, brings coffee to new heights at Cokuun.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 26, 2023
Tasting the 'Zen of coffee' at speakeasy-esque Cokuun
Drawing inspiration from fine dining and tea ceremony, Hidenori Izaki brews coffee with exceptional hospitality and speakeasy-style mystique.
The undulating structure of the Garden Plaza in Azabudai Hills in Tokyo is designed to showcase diverse greenery as well as act as an antidote to boxlike architecture.
BUSINESS
Nov 24, 2023
In photos: Tokyo’s new 'city within a city'
Mori's new Hills complex aims to challenge the traditional vision of hard-edged city living with beveled curves and green terraces.
Azabudai Hills in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Friday
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Nov 24, 2023
With Azabudai Hills complex, Mori aims to transform Tokyo again
The developer has looked to rectify the capital's perceived weaknesses in a bid to make it more competitive against the likes of London and New York.
“Bubble Universe” contains dynamic lights inside spheres that interact with visitors and each other.
CULTURE / Art
Nov 21, 2023
A first look inside teamLab’s new Borderless museum
The international art collective unveiled two installations that will appear in the digital museum’s new space in Azabudai Hills in 2024.
An image of an immersive attraction at Immersive Fort Tokyo slated to open next spring in Tokyo's Odaiba area.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
New immersive theme park to open in Tokyo’s Odaiba
The new facility, to be called Immersive Fort Tokyo, will feature 12 immersive attractions along with six shops and restaurants.
An office lobby floor inside the new high-rise building Station Tower at Toranomon Hills
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 4, 2023
Toranomon area continues to rise as Tokyo’s business hub
The massive Toranomon Hills project has helped the area become one of Tokyo's major business centers.
Mori Building's Azabudai Hills complex in Tokyo's Minato Ward, which will house offices, shops, apartments, hotels and a school, is set to open in November
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 2, 2023
While Manhattan’s offices stay empty, Tokyo keeps building
Remote working has decimated offices in cities like New York and London. But Tokyo's workspaces have bounced back, also thanks to new builds.
Fuji TV quoted tech journalist Yo Mikami as saying there is a chance that the suspect opened one of the victim's eyelids so he could unlock the smartphone.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 15, 2023
Two men arrested in Tokyo over alleged theft using Face ID
A 27-year-old Tunisian man allegedly used the victim’s smartphone to send ¥500,000 to the bank account of his 25-year-old friend.
Attendees view "Lizard and Cigarette" by He Xiangyu during Art Basel in Hong Kong in March.
CULTURE / Art
Sep 11, 2023
Pace Gallery's Marc Glimcher surveys an Asian art scene in flux
The art market in Asia is growing increasingly competitive, with a new space in Tokyo for the New York-headquartered gallery adding to that dynamic.
Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Gaien area, which includes two historic sports venues and an iconic tree-lined avenue in one of the city's greenest neighborhoods
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2023
UNESCO body calls for halt to Tokyo redevelopment over tree loss
The International Council on Monuments and Sites says that the planned felling of around 3,000 trees would put Tokyo's garden city park system at threat.
The Shiodome City Center building in Tokyo's Minato Ward
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 6, 2023
GIC considering sale of Tokyo skyscraper for over $2 billion
The sale plans come as a glut of new office supply is expected in Tokyo over the next two years, potentially tempering investor appetite.
A rendering of the planned Pace Gallery, scheduled to open in the first half of 2024, at the Azabudai Hills complex in central Tokyo
CULTURE / Art
Sep 5, 2023
New York’s Pace Gallery plans Tokyo expansion in 2024
The move comes as Japan looks to more seriously position itself as an art market hub, with officials seeking to capitalize on Tokyo’s cultural cache.
The Azabudai Hills development in Tokyo on Tuesday
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 8, 2023
Mori Building to open Azabudai Hills complex in Tokyo in November
The company hopes the project will boost the capital’s competitive edge over metropolises overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2023
Four injured as explosion hits building in Tokyo’s Shimbashi district
The blast, which originated in a bar on the second floor of the building, was reported at about 3:15 p.m.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2023
Abrupt closure of upscale Tokyo international preschool stuns parents
Parents have been left to deal with the fallout of a dispute between the Chateau School"s owner and the landlord of its building in ritzy Nishiazabu.

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