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Kasumigaseki (霞が関, 霞ヶ関 or 霞ケ関, literally Barrier/gate of Fog) is a district in Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is the location of most of Japan's cabinet ministry offices. The name is often used as a metonym for the Japanese government bureaucracy, as opposed to Nagatachō, which refers to the elected government or the legislative branch.

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Japan Post Holdings has its headquarters in Kasumigaseki.[7] Tokuyama Corporation has its headquarters in Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower and PricewaterhouseCoopers has offices on the 15th floor of the Kasumigaseki Building.[8][9]

At different points of time All Nippon Airways and Mitsui Chemicals had their headquarters in the Kasumigaseki Building.[10][11] 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.[12]

At one time Cantor Fitzgerald had an office in the Toranomon Mitsui Building in Kasumigaseki.[13]


  1. ^ "Ministry Access by Public Transportation." (Archive) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Retrieved on April 6, 2009. "Address: 2nd Bldg. of the Central Common Government Office, 2-1-2, Kasumigaseski [sic], Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8926, Japan"
  2. ^ "Home." (English) Japan Transport Safety Board. Retrieved on April 27, 2013. "2-1-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (100-8918)" Japanese address: "〒100-8918 東京都千代田区霞が関2-1-2"
  3. ^ "Index.pdf." (Archive) National Public Safety Commission. Retrieved on April 6, 2009. "〒100-8974 東京都千代田区霞が関2-1-2"
  4. ^ "Japan’s first skyscraper turns 30". Japan Times. 1998-04-17. Archived from the original on 2015-03-24. 
  5. ^ "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"
  6. ^ "Contacts." (Archive) Asian Development Bank. Retrieved on February 19, 2012. "Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-6008, Japan"
  7. ^ "About Japan Post." Japan Post Holdings. Retrieved on April 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Business Sites in Japan." Tokuyama Corporation. Retrieved on February 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "PwC office locations in Japan." PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  10. ^ "What's New." Mitsui Chemicals. June 5, 2001. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  11. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 30, 1985. 50." Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
  12. ^ "Chapter 3. On the path to becoming a member of the incumbent carrier group." Nippon Cargo Lines. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  13. ^ "office locations." Cantor Fitzgerald. March 4, 2000. Retrieved on October 4, 2009.

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Coordinates: 35°40′31″N 139°45′11″E / 35.675173°N 139.752999°E / 35.675173; 139.752999