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TOKYO REDEVELOPMENT

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.
The average price for a new condominium in central Tokyo rose 60% to a record ¥129.6 million ($865,000) in the first half of this year.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 4, 2023
Surging Tokyo property prices squeeze out young professionals
The average price for a new condominium in central Tokyo rose 60% to a record ¥129.6 million ($865,000) in the first half of this year.
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.
Mitsubishi Estate President Atsushi Nakajima speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Torch Tower in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2023
Construction of Japan's tallest skyscraper begins near Tokyo Station
The Torch Tower, expected to be completed in March 2028, will surpass the 330-meter Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower in the capital's Minato Ward.
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 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.
Jingu Gaien is a famous landmark, park and sports center in Minato Ward, Tokyo. 
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 26, 2023
Tokyo's tree-razing drama shouldn't stymie transformation
Residents are raging over a redevelopment plan. But while other cities become stuck in time, Tokyo's best projects can combine the spirit of the past with the hope for the future.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto calls for stop to redevelopment plan for Tokyo's Jingu area
The Tokyo government last month approved a plan to demolish and rebuild Jingu Stadium, as well as cut down hundreds of trees, as part of a new high-rise complex to be completed in 2036.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 14, 2023
Tokyo to get major new office spaces this year, but is there demand?
Massive redevelopment projects in central areas are opening at a time when the vacancy rate is already indicating oversupply.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2022
A controversy forces Tokyo to define 'public park'
A plan to redevelop the capital's Meiji Jingu Gaien park and its sporting venues has drawn ire from people who want the area's trees to be spared.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jun 27, 2022
Facing redevelopment, Koenji rises up
Koenji residents claim the government's proposed Auxiliary Road 227 would spell the beginning of the end for their bohemian neighborhood.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Aug 2, 2021
Tokyo today: A city in a state of perpetual rebuilding
When you think of Tokyo, what do you think of? Is it the chaotic commercialism of Shibuya or the temples nestled in the city's backstreets?
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 22, 2019
Mori unveils ¥580 billion project to bring record-breaking skyscraper and urban greenery to Tokyo
The developer behind Tokyo's landmark Roppongi Hills is betting on another upscale project that has been more than 30 years in the making and will require a ¥580 billion investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2019
Designer Thomas Heatherwick injects green relief into Tokyo's concrete jungle with new Mori project
Construction of a sprawling new property development for Mori Building Co. in central Tokyo, which will house Japan's tallest skyscraper at around 330 meters when completed in 2023, finally kicked off earlier this month after three decades of negotiations with landlords.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Taking the Lead
Dec 17, 2017
Mori Building chief serious about creating a better Tokyo
Making Tokyo a more attractive and competitive metropolis sounds more like a policy than a business strategy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 7, 2015
Heart of darkness: Nostalgic Tokyo disappearing amid construction boom
The Shinagawa neighborhood of Musashi-Koyama — a vibrant maze of tiny alleyways that once housed dozens of small eateries, tapas restaurants and bars — is now a virtual ghost town.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 20, 2015
'Sacred' but aging Tokyo sports district faces major redevelopment
Jingu Gaien, a historic sports venue in Tokyo, will undergo a major transformation in about a decade, in a move driven by the city's plan to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Apr 1, 2015
Battle over Shibuya park heats up as Tokyo Olympics loom
Mayor vows to appeal after the district court sides with his opponents over the treatment of Miyashita Park's homeless and a deal to grant Nike naming rights.

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