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Toranomon district

Toranomon(虎ノ門) is a business district of Minato, Tokyo.

Central business district commercial and business centre of a city

A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business center of a city. In larger cities, it is often synonymous with the city's "financial district". Geographically, it often coincides with the "city centre" or "downtown", but the two concepts are separate: many cities have a central business district located away from its commercial or cultural city centre or downtown.

Minato, Tokyo Special ward in Kantō, Japan

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

Tokyo Metropolis in Kantō

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2014, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.



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The Toranomon (Tiger Gate), demolished in the 1870s

Literally meaning "Tiger's Gate," Toranomon was the name of the southernmost gate of Edo Castle. The gate existed until the 1870's when it was demolished to make way for modern developments. The Toranomon Incident (虎ノ門事件 Toranomon Jiken?) was an assassination attempt on the Prince Regent Hirohito of Japan on 27 December 1923 by communist agitator Daisuke Namba.

Edo Castle castle

Edo Castle, also known as Chiyoda Castle, is a flatland castle that was built in 1457 by Ōta Dōkan. It is today part of the Tokyo Imperial Palace and is in Chiyoda, Tokyo, then known as Edo, Toshima District, Musashi Province. Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa shogunate here. It was the residence of the shōgun and location of the shogunate, and also functioned as the military capital during the Edo period of Japanese history. After the resignation of the shōgun and the Meiji Restoration, it became the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Some moats, walls and ramparts of the castle survive to this day. However, the grounds were more extensive during the Edo period, with Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi section of the city lying within the outermost moat. It also encompassed Kitanomaru Park, the Nippon Budokan Hall and other landmarks of the surrounding area.

The district is home to many corporate headquarters. From the 1970s [1] through the mid-1990s Japan Air System (originally Toa Domestic Airlines) was headquartered in the Mori Building(森ビル,Mori Biru) in Toranomon. [2] [3] Air China has its Tokyo offices in the Air China Building in Toranomon. [4] TV Tokyo, [5] Japan Tobacco, [6] Oki Electric Industry, [7] Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance, [8] and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines have their headquarters in Toranomon. [9]

Japan Air System Co., Ltd. (JAS) was the smallest of the big three Japanese airlines. In contrast to JAL and ANA, its international route network was very small, but its domestic network incorporated many smaller airports that were not served by the two larger airlines. As an independent company, it was last headquartered in the JAS M1 Building at Tokyo International Airport in Ōta, Tokyo. It has since merged with Japan Airlines.

Air China flag carrier of the Peoples Republic of China

Air China Limited is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters in Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China's flight operations are based at Beijing Capital International Airport. In 2017, the airline carried 102 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 81%.

TV Tokyo television station

TV Tokyo Corporation TYO: 9413 is a television station headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Also known as "Teleto", a blend of "terebi" and "Tokyo", it is the flagship station of TX Network. It is one of the major Tokyo television stations, particularly specializing in anime. The station is partly owned by Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

The National Printing Bureau has its headquarters in the district. [10] Okura Museum of Art and Hotel Okura Tokyo are also located in Toranomon.

National Printing Bureau

National Printing Bureau (NPB) is a Japanese governmental agency in charge of the production of Japanese paper money, Japanese yen. It also produces various other products, such as postage stamps and the official governmental gazette.

Okura Museum of Art

Okura Museum of Art is a museum in Tokyo, Japan.

Okura Hotels

Okura Hotels & Resorts is a hotel chain with locations mainly in Japan. The original Hotel Okura opened in Tokyo in 1962. The Okura Hotels & Resorts worldwide chain includes Okura Hotels in, among other places, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Honolulu, Macau, Bangkok and Taipei. Okura Hotels also owns the Hotel JAL City and Hotel Nikko chains.

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Air Japan Japanese Airline

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Oki Electric Industry company

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., commonly referred to as OKI, OKI Electric or the OKI Group, is a Japanese company manufacturing and selling info-telecom and printer products. Headquartered in Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, OKI operates in over 120 countries around the world.

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Uchisaiwaichō town located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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Mori Building Company

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Toranomon Hills building in Tokyo, Japan

Toranomon Hills is a skyscraper complex project built by Mori Building in the Toranomon district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Designed by Nihon Sekkei, it is built around the new Loop Road No. 2, a surface artery that will connect the Shinbashi and Toranomon districts.

The Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. is a Japanese insurance company. It has its corporate headquarters in the Kamiyacho MT Building in Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo and its Osaka offices in Chuo-ku, Osaka.

Toranomon Hills Station is a railway station currently under construction in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The official name of the station was announced on 5th December, 2018. The station will be operated by Tokyo Metro. The station number (H-06) won't take effect until the new station's opening, so until then Kasumigaseki remains as H-06.


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