Toranomon Hills opens Olympic blitz

Business / Corporate Jun 11, 2014

Toranomon Hills opens Olympic blitz

Tokyo's second-tallest building complex opened for business on Wednesday, presaging a series of development projects ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. Developed by Mori Building Co., the 52-story, 247-meter Toranomon Hills complex is topped by Hyatt Hotels Corp.'s first Andaz brand hotel in Japan, a ...

Osaka skyscraper store chalks up 30 million visitors

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2014

Osaka skyscraper store chalks up 30 million visitors

About 30 million people have visited a high-end department store in Japan's tallest commercial building in the year since it opened. Kintetsu Department Store's flagship outlet in the 300-meter Abeno Harukas skyscraper in Osaka recorded an average of about 86,000 customers a day from its ...

Osaka challenges Tokyo with tallest skyscraper

Business / Corporate Mar 6, 2014

Osaka challenges Tokyo with tallest skyscraper

Japan's tallest building will open Friday in Osaka, as Asia's third-biggest metropolitan economy aims to lure tourists and stem businesses from moving to Tokyo. Kintetsu Corp., one of the main railways in western Japan, spent ¥130 billion and four years constructing the 300-meter Abeno Harukas ...