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Nishi-Shinjuku (西新宿) is a skyscraper business district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. This region was previously called Tsunohazu (角筈).


Nishi-Shinjuku was Tokyo's first major foray into building skyscrapers with the first appearing in the 1970s with Keio Plaza Inter-Continental. It is the location of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Progress continues in Nishi-Shinjuku, which is heading away from the city centre and has the site of the proposed Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chōme Redevelopment, with plans for what will be three of the four tallest buildings in Japan.


Livedoor has its headquarters in the Sumitomo Fudosan Nishishinjuku Building  [ ja ] (住友不動産西新宿ビル, Sumitomo Fudōsan Nishi-Shinjuku Biru). [1] H.I.S. has its headquarters in the Shinjuku Oak Tower. [2] Seiko Epson's Tokyo Office is in the Shinjuku NS Building. [3] Capcom's Tokyo offices are located in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building [4] and Keihin Corporation is headquartered in the Shinjuku Nomura Building. [5] Taisei Corporation also has its headquarters in the district. [6]


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  1. "会社概要 - 会社案内 - 株式会社ライブドア Archived 2011-12-04 at the Wayback Machine ." Livedoor. Retrieved on December 14, 2011. "〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿7-20-1 住友不動産西新宿ビル24F,25F(総合受付:24F)" - Map
  2. "Company Info." H.I.S. Retrieved on March 11, 2010.
  3. "Head Office & Japanese Facilities." Seiko Epson . Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  4. "Locations." Capcom. Retrieved on August 12, 2011. "Shinjuku Mitsui Building 2-1-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo"
  5. "Company Overview." Keihin Corporation. Retrieved on May 23, 2018.
  6. "Corporate Data." Taisei Corporation. Retrieved on February 20, 2012. "Head Office 1-25-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0606"

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