HOME
The Info List - Minato, Tokyo



--- Advertisement ---


(i) (i) (i) (i) (i)

MINATO (港区, Minato-ku, "Harbor") is a special ward in Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan. It is also called MINATO CITY in English.

As of 1 July 2015 , it has an official population of 243,094, and a population density of 10,850 persons per km². The total area is 20.37 km².

Minato hosts a large number of embassies. It is also home to various domestic companies, including Honda
Honda
, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. , Mitsubishi Motors Corporation , NEC
NEC
, Sony
Sony
, Fujitsu
Fujitsu
, and Toshiba
Toshiba
, as well as the Japanese headquarters of a number of multi-national firms, including Google
Google
, Apple and Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 History

* 3 Politics and government

* 3.1 Elections

* 4 Districts

* 5 Education

* 5.1 Colleges and universities * 5.2 Primary and secondary schools * 5.3 Public libraries

* 6 Economy

* 6.1 Foreign companies * 6.2 Former economic operations

* 7 Diplomatic missions

* 7.1 Embassies * 7.2 Consulates

* 8 Places

* 9 Transportation

* 9.1 Rail * 9.2 Road * 9.3 Ferry

* 10 Notable people from Minato * 11 References * 12 External links

GEOGRAPHY

Minato is located southwest of the Imperial Palace and has boundaries with the special wards of Chiyoda , Chūō , Kōtō (in Odaiba), Shinagawa
Shinagawa
, Shibuya
Shibuya
, and Shinjuku
Shinjuku
.

HISTORY

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947 with the merger of Akasaka , Azabu
Azabu
, and Shiba Wards. The name minato means "harbor".

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Minato is governed by mayor Masaaki Takei, an Independent supported by all major parties except the Japanese Communist Party . The city legislative assembly has 51 members and is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party .

ELECTIONS

* Minato mayoral election, 2008

DISTRICTS

Shiba Area

* Atago * Shiba * Shibakōen * Shibadaimon * Shinbashi * Shiodome
Shiodome
* Toranomon
Toranomon
* Nishi- Shinbashi * Hamamatsuchō * Higashi- Shinbashi * Kaigan (1-chōme) * Mita (1, 2, 3-chōme)

Azabu
Azabu
Area

* Azabu-Jūban
Azabu-Jūban
* Azabudai * Azabu-Nagasakachō
Azabu-Nagasakachō
* Azabu-Mamianachō * Nishi- Azabu
Azabu
* Higashi- Azabu
Azabu
* Minami- Azabu
Azabu
* Moto- Azabu
Azabu
* Roppongi
Roppongi

Akasaka Area

* Akasaka * Kita-Aoyama * Minami-Aoyama * Moto-Akasaka

Takanawa
Takanawa
Area

* Shirokane * Shirokanedai * Takanawa
Takanawa
* Mita (4, 5-chōme)

Shibaura-Kōnan Area

* Kōnan * Shibaura * Daiba * Kaigan (2, 3-chōme)

EDUCATION

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Keio University
Keio University

* Jikei University School of Medicine
Jikei University School of Medicine
Nishi Shinbashi campus * Kanazawa Institute of Technology Graduate school; Toranomon
Toranomon
campus * Keio University
Keio University
* Kitasato University Shirokane campus * Meiji Gakuin University
Meiji Gakuin University
Shirokane campus * National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) * Shibaura Institute of Technology * Temple University Japan
Japan
Campus * Tokyo
Tokyo
University of Marine Science and Technology Shinagawa
Shinagawa
campus * University of Tokyo
Tokyo
Institute of Medical Science

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Mita Junior High School

The city's public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Minato City Board of Education.

Mita Junior High School (三田中学校) opened in 2001 after the merger of Minato Junior High School and Shibahama Junior High School.

The local public high schools are operated by the Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Board of Education .

* Akasaka High School (東京都立赤坂高等学校) (since merged with another school) * Mita High School (東京都立三田高等学校) * Roppongi
Roppongi
High School * Shiba Commercial High School (東京都立芝商業高等学校)

There are also a variety of private schools, including:

* Friends School , a Quaker school established in 1887. * Meiji Gakuin Senior High School in Shirokane * Russian Embassy School in Tokyo
Tokyo
in Azabudai

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

The city operates the Minato Library, the Mita Library, the Azabu Library, the Akasaka Library, the Takanawa
Takanawa
Library, and the Konan Library. The metropolis operates the Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolitan Library Central Library in Minato. The library opened in 1973.

ECONOMY

Panorama view of Minato

Companies with headquarters in Minato include Air Nippon , All Nippon Airways (ANA), ANA & JP Express , All Nippon Airways Trading, Animax
Animax
, Asmik Ace Entertainment , Brainlab , Cosmo Oil Company , Daicel
Daicel
, Dentsu , Fujifilm , Fuji Xerox , Fujitsu
Fujitsu
, Haseko , Hazama Ando , Japan
Japan
Tobacco , Kajima , Kaneka Corporation , Konami , KYB Corporation , Kyodo News , Mitsubishi Motors , Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui Chemicals
, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines , Mitsui Oil Exploration Company , NEC
NEC
, Nippon Sheet Glass
Nippon Sheet Glass
, NYK Line
NYK Line
, Obayashi Corporation , Pizza-La , The Pokémon Company , Sega Sammy Holdings , Sigma Seven , Sony
Sony
, SUMCO
SUMCO
, Toraya Confectionery , Toyo Suisan (owns the branch Maruchan
Maruchan
), TV Tokyo
Tokyo
, WOWOW
WOWOW
, and Yazaki . In addition ANA subsidiary Air Japan
Japan
has some offices in Minato.

FOREIGN COMPANIES

The Japanese division of CB"> Embassy of the United States
United States
in Japan
Japan

Several countries operate their embassies in Minato.

EMBASSIES

* Argentina
Argentina
* Australia
Australia
* Austria
Austria
* Bahrain
Bahrain
* Belarus
Belarus
* Belize
Belize
* Bolivia
Bolivia
* Botswana
Botswana
* Brazil
Brazil
* Canada
Canada
* Cambodia
Cambodia
* Chile
Chile
* P.R. China
China
* Costa Rica
Costa Rica
* Cuba
Cuba
* Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
* Ecuador
Ecuador
* El Salvador
El Salvador
* Eritrea
Eritrea
* Ethiopia
Ethiopia
* Fiji
Fiji
* Finland * France
France
* Germany
Germany
* Ghana
Ghana
* Greece
Greece
* Guatemala
Guatemala
* Haiti
Haiti
* Honduras
Honduras
* Hungary
Hungary
* Iceland
Iceland
* Italy
Italy
* Iraq
Iraq
* Iran
Iran
* Jamaica
Jamaica
* Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
* Kuwait
Kuwait
* Laos
Laos
* Liberia
Liberia
* Lithuania
Lithuania
* Madagascar
Madagascar
* Malawi
Malawi
* F.S. of Micronesia * Morocco
Morocco
* Mozambique
Mozambique
* Netherlands
Netherlands
* Nicaragua
Nicaragua
* Nigeria
Nigeria
* Norway
Norway
* Pakistan
Pakistan
* Panama
Panama
* Papua New Guinea * Philippines
Philippines
* Qatar
Qatar
* Romania
Romania
* Russia
Russia
* San Marino
San Marino
* Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
* Singapore
Singapore
* Slovakia
Slovakia
* Slovenia
Slovenia
* South Korea
South Korea
* Spain
Spain
* Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
* Sudan
Sudan
* Sweden
Sweden
* Switzerland
Switzerland
* Syria
Syria
* Republic of China
China
( Taiwan
Taiwan
) * Ukraine
Ukraine
* United States
United States
* Uruguay
Uruguay
* Venezuela
Venezuela
* Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

CONSULATES

* Kiribati * Macedonia * Mauritius
Mauritius
* Tuvalu
Tuvalu

PLACES

Tokyo
Tokyo
Tower Roppongi
Roppongi
Hills

* Akasaka : A large residential and commercial area in northern Minato which includes the Akasaka Palace , State Guest House and surrounding gardens, TBS radio and television studios, Ark Hills complex, National Art Center , and the embassy of the United States
United States
. * Aoyama : Home to Aoyama Cemetery, one of Tokyo's largest graveyards, and the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium . * Atago Shrine , the highest point in all 23 wards of Tokyo. * Azabu
Azabu
: One of Tokyo's more upscale residential areas, home to many embassies. * Fushimi Sanpō Inari Jinja
Fushimi Sanpō Inari Jinja
: A Shinto shrine in Shiba 3-chōme. * Hamamatsuchō : Hamamatsucho Station
Hamamatsucho Station
is the terminal for the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport . * Mita : Home to Keio University
Keio University
and a large number of small Buddhist temples. * The National Art Center, Tokyo
Tokyo
is a museum that opened in 2007. * Odaiba
Odaiba
: One of Tokyo's most popular entertainment areas, featuring the Fuji TV studios, Palette Town shopping complex, Dream Bridge, Tokyo
Tokyo
Big Sight , and more. Located on an artificial island in Tokyo
Tokyo
Bay, it is connected to central Tokyo
Tokyo
by the Yurikamome
Yurikamome
transit line over the Rainbow Bridge . * Roppongi
Roppongi
: Tokyo's best-known nightlife district, especially popular among foreigners; also home to the Roppongi
Roppongi
Hills complex, which houses the studios of TV Asahi , the J-Wave radio station, the Tokyo
Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Hotel , and a shopping complex. * Shiba Park : Houses the Zojoji temple. Tokyo
Tokyo
Tower is located one block away. * Shinbashi : Shinbashi Station , the northern terminal of Japan's first railway line. Also home to the Shiosite office and entertainment complex, which houses Nippon Television studios. * Shirokanedai : Home to Meiji Gakuin University
Meiji Gakuin University
. * Takanawa
Takanawa
: Home to the Sōtō temple of Sengaku-ji
Sengaku-ji
. Shinagawa Station , one of Tokyo's largest train stations, is located in Takanawa, although it is associated with Shinagawa
Shinagawa
to the south. An area of many 1980s hotels including the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
Takanawa
, Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
Takanawa
, and Pacific Meridien Hotel . * Toranomon
Toranomon
: TV Tokyo
Tokyo
studios and the Toranomon
Toranomon
Station underground complex. * Tsuki no Misaki is a plateau.

TRANSPORTATION

RAIL

Yurikamome
Yurikamome

* Keikyu Main Line ( Shinagawa Station )

* Toei Subway :

* Toei Asakusa Line
Toei Asakusa Line
( Shimbashi Station , Daimon Station , Mita Station , Sengakuji Station , Takanawadai Station
Takanawadai Station
) * Toei Oedo Line
Toei Oedo Line
( Shiodome
Shiodome
Station , Daimon Station , Akabanebashi Station , Azabu-juban Station , Roppongi
Roppongi
Station , Aoyama-itchome Station ) * Toei Mita Line ( Uchisaiwaicho Station
Uchisaiwaicho Station
, Onarimon Station
Onarimon Station
, Shiba-koen Station
Shiba-koen Station
, Mita Station
Mita Station
, Shirokane- Takanawa
Takanawa
Station , Shirokanedai Station )

* Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro :

* Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Chiyoda Line (Akasaka Station , Nogizaka Station
Nogizaka Station
, Omotesando Station
Omotesando Station
) * Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Ginza Line ( Shimbashi Station , Toranomon
Toranomon
Station , Tameike-sanno Station
Tameike-sanno Station
, Akasaka-mitsuke Station , Aoyama-itchome Station , Gaienmae Station , Omotesando Station
Omotesando Station
) * Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Hanzomon Line ( Aoyama-itchome Station , Omotesando Station ) * Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Hibiya Line ( Kamiyacho Station , Roppongi
Roppongi
Station , Hiroo Station
Hiroo Station
) * Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Marunouchi Line ( Akasaka-mitsuke Station ) * Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Namboku Line ( Tameike-sanno Station
Tameike-sanno Station
, Roppongi-itchome Station , Azabu-juban Station , Shirokane- Takanawa
Takanawa
Station , Shirokanedai Station )

* East Japan
Japan
Railway Company (JR East)

* Keihin-Tohoku Line / Yamanote Line ( Shimbashi Station , Hamamatsucho Station
Hamamatsucho Station
, Tamachi Station , Shinagawa Station ) * Tōkaidō Main Line
Tōkaidō Main Line
( Shimbashi Station , Shinagawa Station ) * Yokosuka Line
Yokosuka Line
( Shimbashi Station , Shinagawa Station )

* Central Japan
Japan
Railway Company (JR Central)

* Tōkaidō Shinkansen ( Shinagawa Station )

* Tokyo
Tokyo
Monorail ( Hamamatsucho Station
Hamamatsucho Station
) * Yurikamome
Yurikamome
( Shimbashi Station , Shiodome
Shiodome
Station , Takeshiba Station , Hinode Station , Shibaura-futo Station , Odaiba-kaihin-koen Station , Daiba Station )

ROAD

Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo
Tokyo
to Odaiba
Odaiba
Tokyo Cruise Ship Himiko

* Shuto Expressway :

* No. 1 Haneda Route (Edobashi JCT – Iriya) * No. 2 Meguro
Meguro
Route (Ichinohashi JCT – Togoshi) * No.11 Daiba Route ( Shibaura JCT – Ariake JCT) * B Bayshore Route (Namiki – Kawasaki-ukishima JCT) * C1 Inner Loop (Edobashi – Takaracho – Kyobashi – Ginza – Shiodome
Shiodome
– Hamazakibashi – Shiba Park – Tanimachi – Kasumigaseki – Daikanmachi – Edobashi)

* National roads:

* Route 1 (Sakurada-dori) * Route 15 (Dai-Ichi Keihin) * Route 246 (Aoyama-dori)

* Other major roads:

* Atago-dori * Kaigan-dori * Kyu-kaigan-dori * Gaien-higashi-dori * Gaien-nishi-dori * Hibiya-dori * Roppongi-dori

FERRY

Tokyo's main ferry terminal is located adjacent to Takeshiba Station on the Yurikamome, due east of JR Hamamatsucho Station
Hamamatsucho Station
.

NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM MINATO

* Hirohito , the 124th Emperor of Japan
Japan
* Takeichi Nishi
Takeichi Nishi
, an Imperial Japanese Army officer, equestrian show jumper, and Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics * Kanoko Okamoto
Kanoko Okamoto
(1889–1939), poet, born in Akasaka Ward (present-day Minato) * Sho Sakurai , actor and singer, affiliated with Arashi * Haruomi Hosono , experimental electronic pop musician, noted for the commissioned Muji background music.

REFERENCES

* ^ Minato Ward website Population of Minato as of 1 July 2015 * ^ " Sony
Sony
Global - Corporate Information". * ^ " Fujitsu
Fujitsu
at a Glance". * ^ "Our Offices". Google. * ^ https://www.apple.com/jp/contact/. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ http://www.goldmansachs.com/who-we-are/locations/index.html. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ "Information." Meiji Gakuin Senior High School . Retrieved on May 10, 2016. "Address 1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒108-0071 Japan" * ^ "Контакты и полезные ссылки." Russian Embassy School in Tokyo
Tokyo
. Retrieved on April 14, 2015. "Средняя общеобразовательная школа с углубленным изучением иностранноого языка при Посольстве России в Японии Адрес: Япония, 106-0041 Токио, Минато-ку, Адзабудай, 2-1-1" * ^ http://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/e/liv/serv/com/com03.html * ^ http://www.library.metro.tokyo.jp/1b/1b100.html * ^ "会社概要." Air Nippon . Retrieved on May 19, 2009. * ^ "Principal Offices." All Nippon Airways . Retrieved on December 22, 2008. * ^ "ANA City Offices/Ticketing Offices Japan." All Nippon Airways . Retrieved on December 22, 2008. * ^ "Company Profile." ANA & JP Express . Retrieved on February 11, 2009. * ^ "Company Information Archived 2010-01-23 at the Wayback Machine .." All Nippon Airways Trading. Retrieved on August 23, 2009. * ^ "会社概要." Animax
Animax
. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. * ^ "Company Data." Asmik Ace Entertainment . Retrieved on July 4, 2009. * ^ "Company Offices." Brainlab . Retrieved on April 10, 2017. * ^ "Company Profile." Cosmo Oil Company . Retrieved on March 28, 2015. * ^ "Corporate Data." Daicel
Daicel
. Retrieved on December 23, 2015. * ^ "Company details Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine .." Dentsu . Retrieved on November 9, 2009. * ^ "Head Office." Fujifilm . Retrieved on July 12, 2010. * ^ "FUJI XEROX Company Profile." Fuji Xerox . Retrieved on July 12, 2010. * ^ "Fujitsu\'s Corporate Headquarters." Fujitsu
Fujitsu
. Retrieved on February 4, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Profile." Haseko . Retrieved on September 6, 2017. * ^ "Corporate Profile." Hazama Ando . Retrieved on April 10, 2015. * ^ "Corporate Data (as of March 31, 2009)." Japan
Japan
Tobacco . Retrieved on October 19, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Data." Kajima . Retrieved on February 19, 2010. * ^ "Corporate Data." Kaneka Corporation . Retrieved on February 26, 2016. * ^ "Contact Us." Konami . Retrieved on February 12, 2010. * ^ "Corporate Information Archived 2015-02-05 at the Wayback Machine .." KYB Corporation . Retrieved on February 5, 2015. * ^ Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News agencies from pigeon to internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6 . * ^ "Profile." Mitsubishi Motors . Retrieved on March 7, 2010. * ^ "Head Office - Branches." Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui Chemicals
. Retrieved on February 18, 2010. * ^ "Corporate Profile Archived 2010-02-20 at the Wayback Machine .." Mitsui O.S.K. Lines . Retrieved on June 21, 2010. * ^ "Company Information." Mitsui Oil Exploration Co.
Mitsui Oil Exploration Co.
Retrieved on July 11, 2010. * ^ "Corporate Profile." NEC. Retrieved on July 12, 2010. * ^ "Company Details." Nippon Sheet Glass. Retrieved on April 2, 2014. * ^ " Tokyo
Tokyo
(Headquarters)." NYK Line
NYK Line
. Retrieved on January 20, 2010. * ^ "Company Overview." Obayashi Corporation . Retrieved on March 21, 2014. * ^ "Corporate Info." Pizza-La . Retrieved on February 29, 2010. * ^ "会社概要." The Pokémon Company . Retrieved on October 5, 2009. * ^ "Company Profile." Sega Sammy Holdings . Retrieved on January 13, 2009. * ^ "Company Profile." Sigma Seven. Retrieved on February 22, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Information." Sony
Sony
. Retrieved on January 19, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Data." SUMCO
SUMCO
. Retrieved on September 26, 2014. * ^ "Privacy Policy." Toraya Confectionery . Last updated on October 11, 2005. Retrieved on November 20, 2010. "4-9-22 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN." * ^ "会社概要." Toyo Suisan / Maruchan
Maruchan
. Retrieved on September 28, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Information." TV Tokyo
Tokyo
. Retrieved on January 20, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Info." WOWOW
WOWOW
. Retrieved on November 20, 2010. "THE HEAD OFFICE 21F, Akasaka Park Building, 5-2-20, Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo
Tokyo
107-6121 Tel.81-3-4330-8111 WOWOW
WOWOW
INC. MAP." Address in Japanese: "東京都港区赤坂5-2-20 赤坂パークビル21F" * ^ "Japan." Yazaki. Retrieved on June 18, 2015. "Headquarters 17th Floor, Mita-Kokusai Bldg., 4-28 Mita 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8333 Japan" - Japanese address: "本 社 〒108-8333 東京都港区三田1-4-28 三田国際ビル17F" * ^ "Company Guide." Air Japan. Retrieved on May 19, 2009. * ^ "Worldwide Offices." CB&I . Retrieved on November 10, 2008. * ^ "Company." Aim Services. Retrieved on November 10, 2008. * ^ " Google
Google
locations." Google
Google
. Retrieved on May 25, 2016. "Google Japan
Japan
Roppongi
Roppongi
Hills Mori Tower PO Box 22, 6-10-1 Roppongi
Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo
106-6126" * ^ "Company Info." Yahoo! Japan
Japan
. Retrieved on April 30, 2009. * ^ "Office Network Japan." Hanjin
Hanjin
. Retrieved on November 19, 2008. * ^ " Air France
Air France
Agency Tokyo." Air France
Air France
. Retrieved on January 15, 2009. * ^ "Contact Us." Aircalin . Retrieved on January 15, 2009. * ^ "International Offices Archived 2008-12-17 at the Wayback Machine .." Air China . Retrieved on January 18, 2009. * ^ "Worldwide Offices Japan." Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines
. Retrieved on January 19, 2009. * ^ "お問い合わせ." Hawaiian Airlines, Japan. Retrieved on February 15, 2010. * ^ " Iran Air Tokyo
Tokyo
Office." Iran Air . Retrieved on January 29, 2011. ""Address c/o Akasaka Habitation Bldg., 1-3-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo
107-0052" * ^ "会社概要." Air Next . February 16, 2005. Retrieved on May 20, 2009. * ^ "会社概 a要." Airtransse
Airtransse
. September 12, 2004. Retrieved on May 20, 2009. * ^ "Corporate Overview." Asatsu-DK . Retrieved on November 9, 2009. * ^ "Company Information." Jaleco . Retrieved on August 10, 2010. * ^ "JalecoHD+map.pdf." Jaleco . Retrieved on August 10, 2010. * ^ "Outline of Ricoh." Ricoh . May 16, 1997. Retrieved on January 13, 2009. * ^ "Company Data Archived 2009-02-05 at the Wayback Machine .." Ricoh . Retrieved on January 13, 2009. * ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 20, 1975. "505. * ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 30, 1985. 124." Retrieved on June 17, 2009. * ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International . March 23–29, 1994. " Japan
Japan
Air System" 95. * ^ "Notice Regarding Relocation of Epson Imaging Devices Tokyo Sales Office." Seiko Epson . December 22, 2008. Retrieved on January 13, 2009. * ^ "Information." World Trade Center Tokyo. Retrieved on January 13, 2009. * ^ "Prominent People of Minato City". Japan: Minato City. 2006. Retrieved 14 November 2013.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Wikimedia Commons has media related to MINATO, TOKYO .

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for MINATO, TOKYO .

* Minato City official website (in English) * Minato Travel Guide (in English)

* v * t * e

Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis

Tokyo
Tokyo
Shinjuku