Akasaka with Akasaka-mitsuke Station beneath the intersection in the foreground
(January 1, 2016)
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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 is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is also called Minato City in English.
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 (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.
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 (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.
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 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.
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, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 129 million people, Mexico is the tenth most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states plus Mexico City (CDMX), which is the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the country include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana, and León.
Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
In neighbouring Moto-Akasaka (literally "original Akasaka") to the North:
Moto-Akasaka (元赤坂) is a district in Tokyo, and a part of the Minato ward.
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.
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 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 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.
The Japanese offices of the following are based in Akasaka:
Akasaka's public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Minato City Board of Education ( in English,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.
The Akasaka Library has moved to a new building in 2007, near the Aoba Park and the Aoyama-itchōme subway station.
Wowow Inc., listed as TYO: 4839, is a private satellite broadcasting and premium satellite television station in Japan. Its headquarters are located on the 21st floor of the Akasaka Park Building in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo. Its broadcasting center is in Koto, Tokyo.
The Tokyo Metro is a major rapid transit system in Tokyo, Japan. While it is not the only rapid transit system operating in Tokyo, it has the higher ridership among the two subway operators: in 2014, the Tokyo Metro had an average daily ridership of 6.84 million passengers, while the other system, the Toei Subway, had 2.85 million average daily rides. The company replaced the Teito Rapid Transit Authority, commonly known as Eidan or TRTA, on April 1, 2004.
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a Japanese media holding company. It is the parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).
The Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan, owned and operated by Tokyo Metro.
Tameike-Sannō Station is a subway station in Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. It is located in the wards of Chiyoda and Minato.
Nagatachō Station is a subway station in the Nagatacho district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro.
Aoyama-itchōme Station is a subway station in Minato, Tokyo, Japan operated by Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei).
Akasaka Station is the name of several train stations in Japan:
Nogizaka Station is a subway station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro.
Akasaka Station is a subway station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line in the Akasaka district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tokyo Metro.
Akasaka-mitsuke Station is a subway station in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro.
The Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Its June 15 Sannō Matsuri is one of the three great Japanese festivals of Edo. Other names for the shrine include Hiyoshi Sannō-sha, Hiyoshi Sannō Daigongen-sha, Edo Sannō Daigongen, Kōjimachi Sannō, Sannō-sha, and Sannō-sama.
Akasaka Blitz (赤坂BLITZ) is a music venue in Minato, Tokyo, which opened in April 1996, and is owned and operated by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. As part of a redevelopment plan that involved the demolition of several TBS buildings in the area, it closed from 2003 until its reopening on March 20, 2008. Since the naming rights were acquired by the Mynavi Corporation, the venue has been known as Mynavi Blitz Akasaka (マイナビBLITZ赤坂) since November 2017.
Park Court Akasaka The Tower is a 157-meter highrise building located in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo.
The Akasaka Biz Tower (赤坂Bizタワー) is a skyscraper located in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan.
QUICK Corp. (株式会社QUICK) is a financial market information vendor headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1971 as Quotation Information Center K.K. (株式会社市況情報センター), and changed its corporate name to the acronym "QUICK" in 1987. QUICK has four offices in Japan as well as overseas offices in London and Hong Kong.