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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.
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
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.
Attendees view "Lizard and Cigarette" by He Xiangyu during Art Basel in Hong Kong in March.
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.
A rendering of the planned Pace Gallery, scheduled to open in the first half of 2024, at the Azabudai Hills complex in central Tokyo
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
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 30, 2023
The ‘Two Faces’ of Gold Bar’s cocktails make for surprising sips
Minato Ward has no shortage of expensive cocktails, but Gold Bar mixes in as much style as the best of them.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 2, 2021
Goldman chooses new Tokyo headquarters, reaffirming commitment to office life
The bank's chief executive officer, David Solomon, has been vocal in opposing work from home, calling it an 'aberration.”
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2020
Ayu Ramen Plus: No-frills noodles in central Tokyo
One welcome surprise in the new Toranomon Yokocho is an offshoot of Ayu Ramen, still offering its no-frills sides and namesake noodles.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2020
Toranomon Yokocho: Tokyo’s hottest restaurants, reimagined
Toranomon Yokocho is the latest scrubbed-up yokochu014d to hit Tokyo, offering diners a la carte options from branches of high-end restaurants.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2020
Toranomon Hills Station opens on Tokyo's Hibiya Line
The subway station is between Kasumigaseki and Kamiyacho and is also linked to Toranomon Station on the Ginza Line.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2020
Toranomon Hills Station revealed ahead of opening
Tokyo Metro expects that the station will serve some 80,000 users daily as it is close to areas where many redevelopment projects are underway.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2019
Renovated Okura Tokyo unveiled to the press ahead of public opening
Renowned for melding East and West, old and new with its architecture and design, The Okura Tokyo opened its doors to the press for the first time Friday after three years of renovations, ahead of its public opening on Sept. 12.
Japan Times
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
Dec 6, 2018
Tokyo Metro says new station will be called Toranomon Hills, as trend of mixing Japanese and English draws satirical pushback
Following a recent naming trend that mixes Japanese and English words, Tokyo Metro Co. has announced that a new station set to open ahead of the 2020 Games will be called Toranomon Hills.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2018
Tokyo cafes serve up coffee with a side of cyclo-tourism
Although Tokyo's nascent cycling tourism sector is ostensibly aimed at inbound tourists, 'cycle cafes' are designed to create sustainable communities by combining coffee and culture.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2018
Tokyo looks to challenge Japan's conformism by becoming innovation hub
Tokyo is vying to become an innovation hub for entrepreneurs and investors, challenging Japan's reputation as an environment that fails to nurture entrepreneurship, and a new nonprofit organization is hoping to play a leading role.
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
Jul 12, 2017
Marriott's top luxury hotel brand to open Tokyo locations in 2020
Real estate developer Mori Trust Co. and U.S. hotel operator Marriott International Inc. said Wednesday that Marriott's top luxury hotel brand will open for the first time in Japan in 2020 to attract foreign tourists ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan