Diamond City (shopping centers)

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Diamond City Prou in Sakai in 2005

Diamond City was a chain of over 14 shopping centers located throughout the nation of Japan. Diamond City shopping centers were owned and operated by Diamond City Co., Ltd.

Diamond City Co., Ltd. had been in operation since 1969. The company was merged into Æon Group in August 2008.[1]

Corporate history[edit]

Diamond City
Type Limited
Founded 1969
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people CEO Yozo Tai
Employees 247 (as of February 2006).
Website http://www.diamondcity.co.jp/en/

Founding[edit]

Diamond City Co., Ltd. was founded on the March 20, 1969.

Personnel[edit]

As of February 28, 2006, Diamond City Co., Ltd. employed 247 personnel.

Shareholders[edit]

As of February 28, 2006, Diamond City Co., Ltd. had 4,653 shareholders.

Corporate strategy[edit]

Diamond City's corporate strategy centered on constructing, not just shopping centers, but communities. Their goal was to provide a range of services that create a unique way of life for the communities surrounding their shopping centers.

Social responsibility[edit]

Diamond City had defined, contributing to the sustainable development of local communities, to be their corporate social responsibility [1].

Environmental Policy[edit]

There were four parts to Diamond City's stated Environmental Policy.

1. Throughout Diamond City's activities they are working to minimize the load on the environment and to protect the environment and prevent pollution.

2. In Diamond City's protection activities through business activities they try for continual improvement by setting goals and targets which are periodically revised.

3. Diamond City complies with the requirements of the regulations concerning environmental protection.

4. In addition to carrying out and sustaining Diamond City's policy, they have made their policy well known to all of their employees.

Development Flow[edit]

Diamond City's Development Strategy was a four part process: Research and Marketing, Planning, Construction, and SC (Shopping Center) Opening

Stage 1

Research and Marketing

Stage 2

Planning

Stage 3

Construction

Stage 4

Shopping Center Opening

Location survey Creation of a development concept Design
Market survey Core store plan Consultation with local residents

and related government departments

Trade area survey

(trade area setting)

Function and facility plan Building and construction
Competition survey Design and environment plan Construction management
Regulation check Tenant mix plan
Business plan

Management[edit]

Chairman: Naoki Hayashi

Chief Executive Officer,(CEO) : Yozo Tai

Senior Managing Director: Chitoshi Yamanaka

Managing Director: Makoto Sakamoto

Managing Directors: Kenzo Fujitsuka and Yoshishige Ikeda

Directors: Motoya Okada, Masayuki Yoda, Masahiro Sakabe, Masayuki Moro,and Masato Murai

Standing Auditor: Aritsune Hayashi (full-time)

Auditors: Hisateru Taniuchi, Seiji Fujii, Norimitsu Yamaguchi

Location[edit]

Offices[edit]

Diamond City Co., Limited's Head Office was located within the Shibuya Minami Tokyu Building in Tokyo's busy Shibuya district.

Address: 4F, Shibuya Minami Tokyu Building 12-18, Shibuya 3-chome, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan

Diamond City Co., Ltd. also maintained an office within the Kurabo Annex Building in Osaka.

Address: 12F, Kurabo Annex Building 4-11, Kyutaro-machi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

Shopping Centers[edit]

Name Location
Diamond City CLAIR

2232, Aza-Nagaike, Oaza-Uejima, Kashima-machi, Kamimashiki-gun, Kumamoto, Japan

Diamond City prou

1-12, Higashi Asakayama-cho 4-cho, Kita-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka, Japan

Diamond City Lucle

192-1, Aza-Oinoki, Oaza-sakado, Kasuya-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka, Japan

Diamond City KiRiO

25-1, Aza-minamiyatsugaike, Kuroda, Kisogawa-cho, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi, Japan

Diamond City ARURU

20-1, Mawarikawa-cho 7-chome, Kashihara-shi, Nara, Japan

Diamond City SOLEIL

1-1, Osu 2-chome, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima, Japan

Diamond City Hana

25-1, Saiinoiwake-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Diamond City Terrace

1-1, Fujinoki 1-chome, Itami-shi, Hyōgo, Japan

Diamond City carat

1-11, Maekawa 1-chome, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan

Diamond City VALUE

1-1, Gonoe, Ogawa-machi, Uki-shi, Kumamoto, Japan

Diamond City Fujiidera Shopping Center

10-11, Oka 2-chome, Fujiidera-shi, Osa, Japan

Diamond City mu

1-3, Enoki 1-chome, [Musashimurayama-shi] Tokyo, Japan

Diamond City Leafa

17-1, Tsurumi 4-chome, Tsurumi-ku, [Osaka-shi] Osaka, Japan

Diamond City airy

scheduled to open in March 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "イオン 企業情報 企業沿革". Retrieved March 1, 2014.