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In front of the Marunouchi gate of Tokyo Station
The Marunouchi gate of Tokyo Station
Skyline of Marunouchi district, viewed from Imperial Palace gardens

Marunouchi (丸の内) is a commercial district of Tokyo located in Chiyoda between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The name, meaning "inside the circle", derives from its location within the palace's outer moat. It is a center of Japan's financial industry, as the country's three largest banks are headquartered there. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3872 × 2592 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3872 × 2592 pixel, file size: 2. ... Tokyo Station, Marunouchi side, April 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tokyo Station, Marunouchi side, April 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 391 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Angaurits in March 2007 Marunouchi Skyline from imperial palace garden Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 391 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Angaurits in March 2007 Marunouchi Skyline from imperial palace garden Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ... Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ... Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Map of the Imperial Palace and surrounding Gardens Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... “Banker” redirects here. ...

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In 1590, before Tokugawa Ieyasu entered Edo Castle, the area now known as Marunouchi was an inlet of Edo Bay and had the name Hibiya. With the expansion of the castle, this inlet was filled, beginning in 1592. A new outer moat was constructed, and the earlier moat became the inner moat. The area took the name Okuruwauchi ("within the enclosure"). Daimyo, particularly shinpan and fudai, constructed their mansions here, and with 24 such estates, the area also became known as daimyō kōji ("daimyo alley"). The offices of the North and South Magistrates, and that of the Finance Magistrate, were also here. Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... Edo Castle (江戸城 -jō) was built in 1457 by ÅŒta Dōkan in what is now the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, but was then known as Edo, Toshima District, Musashi Province. ... Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... Mono-ii of the shimpan, Haru-Basho 2006. ... A fudai daimyo (譜代大名) was a daimyo who was a hereditary vassal of the Tokugawa in Edo period Japan. ...


Following the Meiji Restoration, Marunouchi came under control of the national government, which erected barracks and parade grounds for the army. Those moved in 1890, and Iwasaki Yanosuke, brother of the founder (and later the second leader) of Mitsubishi, purchased the land for 1.5 million yen. As the company developed the land, it came to be known as Mitsubishi-ga-hara (the "Mitsubishi Fields"). Much of the land remains under the control of Mitsubishi Estate, and the headquarters of many companies in the Mitsubishi Group are in Marunouchi. The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) (Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國陸軍, Shinjitai: , Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Imperial Japan from 1867 to 1945. ... Mitsubishi Logo The Mitsubishi Group ), Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies, all refer to a large grouping of independently operated Japanese companies which share the Mitsubishi brand name. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... Mitsubishi Estate Co. ...


The government of Tokyo constructed its headquarters on the site of the former Kochi han in 1894. They moved it to the present Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku in 1991, and the new Tokyo International Forum now stands on the site. Tokyo Station opened in 1914, and the Marunouchi Building in 1923. Kōchi Prefecture ) is located on the south coast of Shikoku, Japan. ... The Han ) were the fiefs of feudal clans of Japan that were created by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and existed until their abolition in 1871, three years after the Meiji Restoration. ... Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building ), (also referred to as Tokyo City Hall, or tochō (都庁) for short) is the building which houses the headquarters of Tokyo local government; this comprises not only the 23 wards that people think of as the city of Tokyo, but also... Shinjuku ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Interior of Tokyo International Forum Interior of Tokyo International Forum The Tokyo International Forum ) is an important urban landmark in Tokyo, Japan. ... Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ...


Places in Marunouchi

  • Marunouchi Building, said to sit atop the most expensive real estate in Japan, with a land value of ¥21 million/m2.
  • Tokyo Central Post Office
  • Tokyo International Forum
  • Tokyo Station, the city's main intercity rail terminal

Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...

Companies based in Marunouchi

Marunouchi also houses the Japan offices of Banca Commerciale Italiana, JPMorgan, Chase & Co., Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank of India, Bayerische Landes Bank, Bloomberg, BT Asia Securities, First National Bank of Boston, Latham & Watkins, Mellon Bank, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Morrison & Foerster, Overseas Union Bank, Philadelphia National Bank, Royal Insurance, Standard Chartered Bank. Mitsubishi Logo The Mitsubishi Group ), Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies, all refer to a large grouping of independently operated Japanese companies which share the Mitsubishi brand name. ... Th Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. ... Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company (明治安田生命保険相互会社; Meiji Yasuda Seimei Hoken Sōgo-kaisha) is a Japanese life insurance company. ... The Mitsubishi Corporation (MC, 三菱商事, Mitsubishi Shōji) (TYO: 8058) is Japans largest trading company (sogo shosha). ... Mitsubishi Electric Corporation ) (TYO: 6503 ) is a Japanese company based in the Tokyo Building in Tokyo, manufactures electric and architectural equipment, as well as a major worldwide producer of photovoltaic panels. ... Japan-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha ) (TYO: 9101 ) or NYK Line, is one of the largest shipping companies in the world. ... The Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. ... It has been suggested that Hitachi Works be merged into this article or section. ... Bank Negara Indonesia, commonly known known as BNI, is an Indonesian bank. ... Bank of India, Chennai. ... Bloomberg L.P. is a financial software service company founded by current New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with the help of Thomas Secunda in 1981. ... BankBoston was a bank based in Boston, Massachusetts, which was created by the 1996 merger of Bank of Boston and BayBank. ... Latham & Watkins LLP is one of the most prestigious and largest international law firms in the world, currently employing more than 1,900 attorneys based in the U.S., Europe and Asia. ... Mellon Financial Corporation, NYSE: MEL based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is engaged in the business of institutional and high-net-worth-individual asset management, including the Dreyfus family of mutual funds; business banking; and shareholder and investor services. ... Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a law firm that was founded as Morgan & Lewis on March 10, 1873. ... Morrison & Foerster LLP is a full service and large law firm. ... United Overseas Bank Limited SGX: U11 (Simplified Chinese: 大华银行有限公司), abbreviated as UOB Bank (华行) is a bank incorporated in Singapore. ... CoreStates Financial Corp was a bank Holding Company in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area. ... Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) is a British general insurance company. ... Standard Chartered Bank (LSE: STAN, SEHK: 2888) is a British bank headquartered in London with operations in more than fifty countries. ...


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Marunouchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (191 words)
Marunouchi (丸の内) is a commercial district of Tokyo located in Chiyoda Ward, between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace.
Marunouchi also houses the Japan offices of Banca Commerciale Italiana, Bankers Trust, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank of India, Bayerische Landes Bank, Bloomberg, BT Asia Securities, First National Bank of Boston, Mellon Bank, Overseas Union Bank, Philadelphia National Bank, Royal Insurance, Standard Chartered Bank.
The 37-story Marunouchi Building is said to sit atop the most expensive real estate in Japan, with a land value of ¥21 million/m
Tokyo Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (711 words)
Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district.
The Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station, facing the Imperial Palace, dates back to the original 1914 opening; the Yaesu side, facing Nihonbashi, is more recent and primarily accommodates the Shinkansen.
The Marunouchi side will be restored and the surrounding area converted into a broad plaza extending into a walkway toward the Imperial Palace, with space for bus and taxi ranks: this construction is scheduled for completion in 2010.
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