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      Marunouchi has served as Japan’s center of politics, economics and culture for over 400 years, and as Japan’s center of international business for over 100 years, ever since its first office building – the Mitsubishi Ichigokan – was constructed in 1894. Stretching 120 hectares between the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, it accommodates more than 4,000 domestic and global blue chip corporations and 230,000 office workers.

      Tokyo – One of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities

      Tokyo

      Marunouchi

      Marunouchi Area

      Otemachi Zone

      Marunouchi Zone

      Yurakucho Zone

      Tokyo Station

      Detailed map of Marunouchi area

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      GDP ranking

      USA

      14,991.3

      China

      7,321.9

      Japan

      5,904.7

      Germany

      3,604.1

      France

      2,775.5

      Brasil

      2,476.7

      UK

      2,428.7

      Italy

      2,194.3

      India

      1,872.8

      Russia

      1,857.8

      Canada

      1,738.1

      Australia

      1,519.6

      Spain

      1,478.2

      (Tokyo)

      1,168.7

      Mexico

      1,155.2

      (unit: US $ billion)

      Source: Cabinet Office Prefectural Indexes of Business Conditions

      Global Power City Index

      1. 1st London
      2. 2nd New York
      3. 3rd Paris
      4. 4th Tokyo
      5. 5th Singapore
      6. 6th Seoul
      7. 7th Amsterdam
      8. 8th Berlin
      9. 9th Hongkong
      10. 10th Vienna

      Source: The Mori Memorial Foundation (2014)

      World’s most populous urban agglomerations

      2014

      Tokyo Maruhouchi

      37.8

      Delhi

      25.0

      Shanghai

      23.0

      Mexico City

      20.8

      2030

      Tokyo Maruhouchi

      37.2

      Delhi

      36.1

      Shanghai

      30.8

      Mumbai

      27.8

      (unit: million)

      Source: United Nations Department of Economic Social Affairs World Urbanization Prospects (2014)

      Marunouchi – A world-leading business center

      World’s highest concentration of Fortune Global 500 company headquarters

      Tokyo Maruhouchi

      18companies

      New York Mid Town

      9companies

      London City

      8companies

      Source: FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 (2012)

      Business center size comparison

      New York Lower Manhattan

      3.14km2

      Hong Kong Central

      1.81km2

      Tokyo Marunouchi

      1.20km2

      Asia-Pacific’s top 5 megacities

      Cities were evaluated for Economic Potential, Business Friendliness, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Cost Effectiveness and Connectivity. Tokyo placed first in the overall ranking for megacities.

      1. 1st Tokyo
      2. 2nd Seoul
      3. 3rd Beijing
      4. 4th Shanghai
      5. 5th Shenzhen

      Source: Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2015/16
      ranking by fDi Intelligence, a division of the UK-based Financial Times specializing in foreign direct investment.

      The most foreign financial institutions in Japan

      Maruhouchi

      4,300

      Roppongi

      3,100

      Akasaka

      1,200

      Nishi-Shinjuku

      1,100

      Nihonbashi

      800

      Reference: 2009 Economic Census for Business Activity

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      History

      400 years ago in the Tokugawa era, Marunouchi was a residential district surrounding Edo Castle with the estates of feudal lords. After Mitsubishi’s second president, Yanosuke Iwasaki, purchased the land from the Meiji Government in 1890, Marunouchi became a modern business center and the driving force of Japan’s economy, which it has remained until this day. Through Meiji Era modernization and Japan’s post-WWII economic growth, Marunouchi has always evolved in step with the times.

      1600s Tokugawa Edo Castle becomes Japan’s center of politics, finance and culture

      1890s Marunouchi launches a new era as Japan’s business center

      Late 1890s An office area is developed with brick buildings

      1920s Modern American-style high-rise buildings line the streets

      1950s Japan’s high economic growth period raises the demand for large buildings

      1998 Launch of the Marunouchi Redevelopment Project

      Marunouchi now

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