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Marunouchi
Marunouchi
(丸の内) is a commercial district of Tokyo
Tokyo
located in Chiyoda between Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station
and the Imperial Palace. The name, meaning "inside the circle", derives from its location within the palace's outer moat. It is also Tokyo's financial district and the country's three largest banks are headquartered there.

Contents

1 History 2 Places in Marunouchi 3 Tallest Buildings 130m+ 4 Companies based in Marunouchi 5 Rail and subway stations 6 References

History[edit] In 1590, before Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
entered Edo Castle, the area now known as Marunouchi
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"). Daimyōs, particularly shinpan and fudai, constructed their mansions here, and with 24 such estates, the area also became known as daimyō kōji ("daimyō alley"). The offices of the North and South Magistrates, and that of the Finance Magistrate, were also here. Following the Meiji Restoration, Marunouchi
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
Mitsubishi
Fields"). Much of the land remains under the control of Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Estate, and the headquarters of many companies in the Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Group are in Marunouchi. The government of Tokyo
Tokyo
constructed its headquarters on the site of the former Kōchi han in 1894. They moved it to the present Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku in 1991, and the new Tokyo
Tokyo
International Forum and Toyota Tsusho
Toyota Tsusho
Corporation now stands on the site. Nearly a quarter of Japan's GDP is generated in this area. Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station
opened in 1914, and the Marunouchi Building
Marunouchi Building
in 1923. Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station
is reopened on 1 October 2012 after a 5 year refurbishment.[1] Places in Marunouchi[edit]

Pre-1923 postcard with a view of the Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
headquarters in Marunouchi
Marunouchi
and its environs, looking towards the Imperial Palace

Marunouchi
Marunouchi
in flames following the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake

Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Oazo Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Building Shin- Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Building Tokyo
Tokyo
Central Post Office (closed) Tokyo
Tokyo
International Forum Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo Tokyo
Tokyo
Station, the city's main intercity rail terminal Meiji Seimei Kan

Tallest Buildings 130m+[edit]

Address Alternative name Image Height(m) Number of floors Built

5-1 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
1 Shin Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Building

198 38 2007

4-1 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
2 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Building

179 37 2002

6-1 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
2 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Park Building

170 34 2009

7-3 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
2 Tokyo
Tokyo
Building

164 33 2006

4-5 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
1 Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Trust & Banking Head Office

148 30 2003

1-2 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
2 Meiji Yasuda Life Building

146 30 2004

Companies based in Marunouchi[edit]

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Calbee
Calbee
has its headquarters in the Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Trust Tower Main.[2] Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta
has its headquarters in the Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Center Building in Marunouchi.[3]

Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Group companies:

The Bank
Bank
of Tokyo- Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
UFJ[4] Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Corporation[5] Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Electric Nippon Yusen Tokio Marine Nichido[6]

Asahi Glass[7] Hitachi Furukawa Electric[8] Nikko Citigroup Toyota Tsusho[citation needed]

Marunouchi
Marunouchi
also houses the Japan offices of Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
(Pacific Century Place Marunouchi),[9] Citigroup, Nikko Cordial, Nikko Citigroup, Banca Commerciale Italiana, Rabobank, JPMorgan Chase, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank
Bank
of India, Bayerische Landes Bank, Bloomberg, BT Asia Securities, First National Bank
Bank
of Boston, KPMG, Latham & Watkins, Mellon Bank, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Morrison & Foerster, Overseas Union Bank, Philadelphia National Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ropes & Gray, Royal Bank
Bank
of Scotland Group, Royal Insurance, Standard Chartered Bank,[citation needed] Standard & Poor's,[10] Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Bain & Company.[citation needed] Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
used to have its headquarters in the Tokyo
Tokyo
Building in Marunouchi.[11] Rail and subway stations[edit]

Nijūbashimae Station
Nijūbashimae Station
(Chiyoda Line) Otemachi Station (Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line, Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Line, Toei Mita Line, Tozai Line) Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station
(Chūō Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Keiyo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinkansen, Sōbu Line, Yamanote Line, Yokosuka Line)

References[edit]

^ Nakata, Hiroko, " Tokyo
Tokyo
Station's Marunouchi
Marunouchi
side restored to 1914 glory", Japan Times, 23 October 2012, p. 3 ^ "Corporate Information." Calbee. Retrieved on March 27, 2010. ^ "Company Overview". Konica Minolta. Retrieved on May 12, 2009. ^ "About The Bank
Bank
of Tokyo- Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
UFJ, Ltd." The Bank
Bank
of Tokyo- Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
UFJ. Retrieved on December 7, 2009. ^ "Fact Sheet." Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Corporation. Retrieved on September 28, 2011. ^ "Corporate Profile." Tokio Marine Nichido. Retrieved on July 24, 2011. "Address of Head Office 2-1 Marunouchi
Marunouchi
1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo" ^ "Company Profile." Asahi Glass. Retrieved on April 2, 2014. ^ "Company Profile." Furukawa Electric. Retrieved on March 21, 2014. ^ "com03.jpg". Aeroméxico. Retrieved on October 13, 2010. ^ "Office Locations Asia". Standard & Poor's. Retrieved on August 12, 2011. "Japan 28 F Marunouchi
Marunouchi
Kitaguchi Bldg 1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan 100-0005 " ^ "World Airline Directory". Flight International. March 30, 1985. 88. Retrieved on June 17, 2009.

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