Akasaka, Tokyo

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Akasaka

赤坂
District
Akasaka, Tokyo.jpg
Akasaka with Akasaka-mitsuke Station beneath the intersection in the foreground
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
WardMinato
AreaAkasaka Area
Population
 (January 1, 2016)
  Total17,603
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
Area code(s) 03

Akasaka(赤坂) is a residential and commercial district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, located west of the government center in Nagatachō and north of the Roppongi nightlife district.

Minato, Tokyo Special ward in Kantō, Japan

Minato is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is also called Minato City in English.

Nagatachō neighborhood in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Nagatachō is a district of Tokyo, Japan, located in Chiyoda Ward. It is the location of the Diet of Japan and the Prime Minister's residence (Kantei). The Supreme Court of Japan is located in neighboring Hayabusachō. Nagatachō's name is often used to refer figuratively to the Japanese government, as opposed to Kasumigaseki which refers to the administration.

Roppongi District in Kantō, Japan

Roppongi (六本木) is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the affluent Roppongi Hills development area and popular night club scene. A few foreign embassies are located near Roppongi, and the night life is popular with locals and foreigners alike. It is in the central part of Tokyo, south of Akasaka and north of Azabu.

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Akasaka (including the neighboring area of Aoyama) was a ward of Tokyo City from 1878 to 1947, and maintains a branch office of the Minato City government.

Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan

Aoyama (青山) is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Tokyo, located in the northwest portion of Minato Ward. The area is well known for its international fashion houses, cafes and restaurants.

Wards of Japan subdivision of cities designated by government ordinance in Japan

A ward is a subdivision of the cities of Japan that are large enough to have been designated by government ordinance. Wards are used to subdivide each city designated by government ordinance. The 23 special wards of Tokyo Metropolis have a municipal status, and are not the same as other entities referred to as ku, although their predecessors were.

Tokyo City historic municipality in Japan, 1889-1943. now area of 23 special wards

Tokyo City was a municipality in Japan and part of Tokyo-fu which existed from 1 May 1889 until its merger with its prefecture on 1 July 1943. The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo. The new merged government became what is now Tokyo, also known as the Tokyo Metropolis, or, ambiguously, Tokyo Prefecture.

Notable sites

Hikawa Shrine Akasaka Hikawa Shrine.jpg
Hikawa Shrine
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace State Guest House Akasaka Palace main entrance.jpg
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace
Rikidozan's expensive apartment in Japan, called "the Riki Mansion", as it existed in 2007 Riki Apt.JPG
Rikidōzan's expensive apartment in Japan, called "the Riki Mansion", as it existed in 2007
akasaka Sacas commercial complex in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

akasaka Sacas is commercial complex in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, where the TBS Broadcasting Center and the site of the "Akasaka 5-chome TBS Development Project" stand.

Mexico Country in the southern portion of North America

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In neighbouring Moto-Akasaka (literally "original Akasaka") to the North:

Moto-Akasaka town located in Minato-ku, Tokyo

Moto-Akasaka (元赤坂) is a district in Tokyo, and a part of the Minato ward.

Akasaka Palace one of the two State Guesthouses of Government of Japan

Akasaka Palace, or the State Guest House, is one of the two state guesthouses of the Government of Japan. The palace was originally built as the Imperial Palace for the Crown Prince in 1909. Today the palace is designated by the Government of Japan as an official accommodation for visiting state dignitaries. Located in the Moto-Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, the building took on its present function in 1974, having previously been an imperial detached palace. In 2009 the palace was designated as a National Treasure of Japan.

Companies based in Akasaka

TBS in Akasaka Tokyo Broadcasting System(TBS) in Akasaka.JPG
TBS in Akasaka

EMI Music Japan Inc. was one of Japan's leading music companies. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of British music company EMI Group Ltd. in June 30, 2007 after Toshiba sold off its previous 45% stake. Its CEO and president was Kazuhiko Koike. When EMI Music Japan was trading as Toshiba-EMI, it was involved with the production of anime. On April 1, 2013, the company became defunct, following its absorption into Universal Music Japan as a sublabel under the name EMI Records Japan.

Epic Records American record label

Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was founded predominantly as a jazz and classical music label in 1953, but later expanded its scope to include a more diverse range of genres, including pop, R&B, rock, and hip hop. Epic Records has released music by artists including Bobby Vinton, Glenn Miller, Tammy Wynette, George Michael, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Shakin Stevens, Europe, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ted Nugent, Shakira, Sly & the Family Stone, The Hollies, Celine Dion, ABBA, Culture Club, Boston, Dave Clark Five, Gloria Estefan, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, and Michael Jackson. Along with Arista, Columbia and RCA Records, Epic is one of Sony Music Entertainment's four flagship record labels.

Fujifilm Japanese multinational photography and imaging company

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, trading as Fujifilm, or simply Fuji, is a Japanese multinational photography and imaging company headquartered in Tokyo.

Previously Jaleco Holding had its headquarters in the Akasaka DS Building(赤坂DSビル,Akasaka DS Biru) in Akasaka. [20] [21]

The Japanese offices of the following are based in Akasaka:

Subway stations

A platform of Akasaka Station Akasaka-Station-Form-1st.jpg
A platform of Akasaka Station

Education

Schools

Akasaka's public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Minato City Board of Education ( in English, [29] in Japanese).

Akasaka High School was operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. It closed down in March 2009. It reopened the next month as the Aoyama campus of Ōta Sakuradai High School .

Third Junior & Senior High School of Nihon University was previously in Akasaka, but it moved to Machida in 1976. [30]

Libraries

The Akasaka Library has moved to a new building in 2007, near the Aoba Park and the Aoyama-itchōme subway station. [31]

See also

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Akasaka-mitsuke Station metro station in Minato, Tokyo, Japan

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Coordinates: 35°40′29″N139°43′54″E / 35.6747°N 139.7317°E / 35.6747; 139.7317