The first edition of MIPIM Japan to be held in Tokyo on May 20 and 21, 2015, will offer new horizons to find funds and new investment opportunities in Japan.
Japan, one of the most active real estate markets in the world, will host the Olympics in 2020 and Tokyo is planning to restore its reputation as an international financial center. Japan’s presence at MIPIM 2015 aims to encourage European investors to participate in this new momentum. The first edition of MIPIM Japan, to be held in Tokyo on May 20 and 21, 2015, will showcase the good reasons for overseas investors to invest in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Two days for a flurry of opportunities
For two days, the 20 and 21 May, MIPIM Japan will offer at the Tokyo Prince Park Hotel a forum with high-level conferences, targeted meetings between real estate and finance professionals and an exhibition area. The Japanese real estate professionals will share their projects and expertise with the world, to provide international companies with new fundings and investment opportunities in Japan.
Sake ceremony for good fortune
On March 11, a Kagami-biraki (Sake ceremony) was performed on the MIPIM 2015 Japan Pavilion in Riviera Hall to beseech the gods to grant harmony and good fortune over MIPIM Japan in the presence of (left to right on the photo) Rokushika Masaharu, Chairman Nihon Sekkei Inc., Ishii Kisaburo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Country Planning, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Paul Zilk, CEO Reed MIDEM and Hatanaka Makoto, Chairman & Director Tokyo Tatemono.
For the celebration, the officials were dressed in traditional Japanese costumes. The breaking open of a wooden sake barrel with a wooden hammer epitomized the start of the new adventure. Everyone present on the Japan Pavilion tasted the Sake.
Leading developers and architects
Three months before the first MIPIM Japan in Tokyo, 32 major Japanese companies, including leading developers and architects, have confirmed their participation as exhibitors or sponsors.
Major international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be among the 2,000 expected participants.
Olympics in Japan in 2020
MIPIM Japan will bring together real estate professionals and finance from all sectors: office, retail, infrastructure, leisure, residential, around four main themes: the Olympics in Japan in 2020, Investing in Japan and from Japan, Innovative cities and Tourism.
More than 20 conference sessions will be devoted to investment from and to Japan, while a 1,000 m² exhibition area will showcase projects and solutions by the largest real estate developers in the world.
Toranomon Hills nominated at MIPIM Awards
One of the project showcased on the Japan Pavilion at MIPIM 2015, the Toranomon Hills, is competing in the MIPIM Awards in the Best Urban Regeneration Project category.
Toranomon Hills development is a skyscraper complex project built by Mori Building in the Toranomon district of Minato in Tokyo. Designed by the architectural and engineering design company Nihon Sekkei, the new landmark, built around the Second Belt-line, will re-emphasize Tokyo’s position as a major international force.
The building is close to the Loop Road N°2, a new arterial highway which connects the center area of Tokyo with the waterfront area, and is a few step away from a new subway station.
The 247 m high, 52-storey, multipurpose tower, one of the tallest building in Tokyo (the tallest with its highest point of 255,5 m) will provide innovative retail outlets, cutting-edge offices and conference venues as well as residential apartments with stunning views.
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