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Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
|Construction started||March 1965|
|Owner||Mitsui Fudosan|
|Roof||156 meters (512 ft)|
|Floor count||36 above ground
3 below ground
|Design and construction|
The Kasumigaseki Building (霞が関ビル Kasumigaseki biru?) is a 30-story skyscraper located in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. The building is widely regarded as the first modern office skyscraper in Japan. The reason high-rise buildings were not built in the country earlier was that the Building Standard Law set a uniform maximum height of 31 m to protect the cityscape and avoid the technical issues involved in building large buildings in a country prone to earthquakes.
The Asian Development Bank Institute has its head office on the 8th floor of the Kasumigaseki Building. On the same floor, the Asian Development Bank has its Japan offices. PricewaterhouseCoopers has offices on the 15th floor of the building.
At one time All Nippon Airways had its headquarters in the building. At one time Mitsui Chemicals had its headquarters in the building. In July 1978, when Nippon Cargo Airlines first began, it operated within a single room inside All Nippon Airways's space in the Kasumigaseki Building.
In popular culture
- Schilling, Mark. "Airplane flick tells only half the story." The Japan Times. Friday November 14, 2008. Retrieved on February 19, 2010.
- "Contact Us." Asian Development Bank Institute. Retrieved on February 19, 2012. "ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INSTITUTE Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6008, Japan"
- "Contacts." (Archive) Asian Development Bank. Retrieved on February 19, 2012. "Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-6008, Japan"
- "PwC office locations in Japan." PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
- "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 30, 1985. 50." Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
- "What's New." Mitsui Chemicals. June 5, 2001. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
- "Chapter 3. On the path to becoming a member of the incumbent carrier group." Nippon Cargo Airlines. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
- Taylor, Chris and Nicko Goncharoff. Japan. Lonely Planet, 1997. 243. Retrieved from Google Books on February 19, 2010. ISBN 0-86442-493-0, ISBN 978-0-86442-493-8.
- Director of Foreign Residents, Volume 31. Japan Times, 1978. 479. Retrieved from Google Books (original from the University of Michigan, digitized December 9, 2008) on February 19, 2010.
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