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Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills

Roppongi (六本木 roppongi?) is a district of Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan, famous as home to the rich Roppongi Hills area, an active night club scene, and a relatively large presence of Western tourists and expatriates, though the vast majority of visitors and residents are Japanese. It is in the southern portion of the circle described by the Yamanote Line, south of Akasaka and north of Azabu. Roppongi Hills in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. ... Roppongi Hills in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Roppongi Hills Roppongi Hills ) is one of Japans largest integrated property developments, located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door Cattle wagon before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... State Guest House, Akasaka Palace Akasaka (赤坂) is a residential and commercial district of Minato-ku, Tokyo, located west of the government center in Nagatacho and north of the Roppongi nightlife district. ... Azabu (麻布) is a district of Minato Ward in Tokyo, Japan, built on a marshy area of foothills south of central Tokyo. ...

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History

The name "Roppongi," which appears to have been coined around 1660, literally means "six trees." Legend has it that the name comes from the fact that six daimyo lived nearby during the Edo period, each with the kanji character for "tree" or a kind of tree in their names. Roppongi was not extensively populated until after the Meiji Restoration, although the area was trafficked for centuries and served as the site of the cremation of Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada's wife in 1626. [1] // Events January 1 - Colonel George Monck with his regiment crosses from Scotland to England at the village of Coldstream and begins advance towards London in support of English Restoration. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji Kanji (Japanese:  ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Hindu-Arabic numerals. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ... Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada Tokugawa Hidetada May 2, 1579—March 14, 1632) was the second shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, who ruled from 1605 until his abdication in 1623. ... Events September 30 - Nurhaci, chieftain of the Jurchens and founder of the Qing Dynasty dies and is succeeded by his son Hong Taiji. ...


In 1890, the Third Imperial Guard of the Imperial Japanese Army was moved to a site near Roppongi (now home to the Pacific bureau of Stars and Stripes). The influx of soldiers led to the area's rise as a nightlife district, briefly interrupted by the Great Kanto Earthquake which flattened the area in 1923.[1] Roppongi was administratively part of Azabu Ward from 1878 to 1947. 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ... Stars and Stripes is the name of the United States Armed Forces newspaper that is published for American forces. ... The Great Kanto Earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Azabu (麻布) is a district of Minato Ward in Tokyo, Japan, built on a marshy area of foothills south of central Tokyo. ...


After World War II, during which the area was again destroyed, the United States Army moved in, beginning Roppongi's reputation as a foreigner neighborhood. Several large US military installations were located in the nearby area, with Hardy Barracks probably the most significant. In large part due to the US military presence, the area soon became crowded with Western-oriented shops, bars, restaurants, prostitution establishments and "hostess bars." [2] Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Whore redirects here. ...


Starting in the late 1960's, Roppongi became popular among Japanese and foreigners alike for its disco scene, which attracted many of Tokyo's entertainment elites. Contributing to the international scene was the location of several foreign embassies and foreign corporate offices in the Roppongi area. However, many dance clubs shut down in the recession following the market crash of 1989. This article is becoming very long. ... A recession is usually defined in macroeconomics as a fall of a countrys real Gross Domestic Product in two or more successive quarters of a year. ...


The Roppongi area received a major economic boost in 2002-2003 when the Izumi Garden Tower and the Roppongi Hills high-rise complexes were completed. These projects brought high-end office and condominium space to Roppongi for the first time. The Izumi Garden Tower is a 216 m high-rise building in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. ... Roppongi Hills Roppongi Hills ) is one of Japans largest integrated property developments, located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. ...


Nightlife in Roppongi

The area features numerous bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other forms of entertainment including hostess clubs and cabarets. Among the Western expatriate community, it tends to be favored by business people and financial workers as well as off-duty military. Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... An expatriate (in abbreviated form, expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of his upbringing or legal residence. ...


In the past, Roppongi had a reputation as an area with high Yakuza presence, whether as customers at Roppongi establishments, conducting business, or managing or owning clubs and bars in the area. However, although still exerting some influence in Roppongi, in recent times they appear to have shifted much of their presence to other districts in the Tokyo area. [2] Many establishments in Roppongi are now owned by Chinese[citation needed] and black Africans.[3]  For other uses, see Yakuza (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ...


Companies based in Roppongi

A number of Western firms have their Japanese offices in Roppongi, including investment banks Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, and law firms Allen & Overy, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Genco is a japanese company based in Tokyo, Japan. ... The correct title of this article is livedoor. ... Rakuten, Inc. ... This article is about the television network in Japan. ... Yahoo! Japan Corporation (ヤフー株式会社; Yafū Kabushiki Gaisha) (TYO: 4689) is a Japanese affiliate of Yahoo!. The head office is in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Minato, Tokyo. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Goldman Sachs offices at the Fraumünsterplatz in Zürich (the light-colored building on the left) The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ... Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. ... Allen & Overy is a leading London-based international law firm with several thousand lawyers and over 25 offices worldwide. ... Davis Polk & Wardwell is a large law firm in New York with strong litigation and corporate practices that are consistently ranked among the best in the country. ... Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an internationally renowned law firm, founded originally in San Francisco. ... Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates (a. ...


Rail and subway stations

Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The Toei Ōedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu Ōedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ... Roppongi-itchome Station ) is a subway station in the Tokyo Metro network. ... Namboku Line (Click on image to enlarge. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Gary Cooper, Good ol' six trees - the way it was, Tokyo Weekender.
  2. ^ a b Robert Whiting, Tokyo Underworld : The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan (Vintage Departures, 2000) ISBN 0-375-72489-3
  3. ^ "Feature: Dark Matter," Metropolis, March 10, 2006.

External links

Coordinates: 35°39′36″N, 139°43′48″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Tokyo/Roppongi - Wikitravel (3718 words)
Roppongi (六本木) is a section of Tokyo's Minato ward infamous for its nightlife, much of which is geared squarely at foreigners.
Roppongi has, by Japanese standards, a slightly dangerous reputation and even makes it onto the US Department of State's Consular Information Sheet [31], probably mostly for lack of anything else to warn about.
Roppongi is very safe, as long as you are not there during an earthquake.
Roppongi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (627 words)
Roppongi (六本木) is a district of Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan, chiefly known for its nightlife and the presence of Western tourists and expatriates, although the vast majority of visitors are Japanese.
The name "Roppongi" literally means "six trees." Legend has it that the name comes from the fact that six daimyo lived nearby during the Edo period, each with the kanji character for "tree" or a kind of tree in their names.
Roppongi was a simple crossing of two streets until after the Meiji Restoration when it became a quartering area for the Imperial Japanese Army.
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