Shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo

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Yakitori place under Shimbashi railway

Shinbashi (新橋 lit. "New Bridge"?, sometimes transliterated Shimbashi) is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, located south of Ginza, west of Tsukiji, east of Toranomon and north of Hamamatsucho.

Etymology[edit]

Shinbashi means "new bridge" in Japanese.

History[edit]

The area was the site of a bridge built across the Shiodome River in 1604. The river was later filled in.[1] Shinbashi was the Tokyo terminus of the first railway in Japan in 1872. It remains a major railway hub and has since developed into a commercial center, most recently with the construction of the Shiodome "Shiosite" high-rise office complex.

Places in Shinbashi[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Shiodome City Center building in Shiodome includes the corporate headquarters and public and investor relations offices of Fujitsu,[2] the headquarters of All Nippon Airways,[3][4] and the headquarters of ANA subsidiaries Air Nippon and ANA & JP Express.[5][6] In addition ANA subsidiary Air Japan has some offices in Shiodome City Center.[7] In the late 1960s All Nippon Airways had its headquarters in the Hikokan Building in Shinbashi.[8]

Other companies in Shinbashi include:[citation needed]

In May 1967 the headquarters of Asatsu moved to Shinbashi. The headquarters moved to Ginza, Chuo in July 1995.[9] In the late 1960s All Nippon Airways had its headquarters in the Hikokan Building in Shinbashi.[8]

Train stations[edit]

References[edit]

Shinbashi in 1908
  1. ^ JAPAN THIS! March 26, 2013 Retrieved September 20, 2015
  2. ^ "Fujitsu's Corporate Headquarters." Fujitsu. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "Principal Offices." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "ANA City Offices/Ticketing Offices Japan." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.
  5. ^ "Company Profile." ANA & JP Express. Retrieved on February 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "会社概要." Air Nippon. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  7. ^ "Company Guide." Air Japan. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  8. ^ a b "World Airline Survey." Flight Global. April 10, 1969. 559.
  9. ^ "Corporate Overview." Asatsu-DK. Retrieved on November 9, 2009.

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35°39′57″N 139°45′41″E / 35.665954°N 139.761476°E / 35.665954; 139.761476Coordinates: 35°39′57″N 139°45′41″E / 35.665954°N 139.761476°E / 35.665954; 139.761476 Shinbashi Station in Meiji era was here.