During the implementation period of the 2nd long-term plan and the beginning of the 3rd plan, the Japanese asset price bubble ( “bubble economy”) has severely affected the overall economic condition in Japan, including the great inflation of real estate …

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During the decades before the 21st century, the main focus of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has experienced three stages: “Internationalization” to “My Town Tokyo” to ” My Town Tokyo + World City Tokyo”. At the same time of offering a …

Urban Development and Globalisation in Japan’s State-centred Developmental Capitalism of Neo-Industrial Tokyo Read more »

As evidenced by the growing population and employment densities in the suburban rings of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, indicating patterns of polycentric development occurring (Sorensen, 2001), there are questions emerging on whether the apparent phenomenon is directly resulted from the …

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Historical Documents/1 Pictures of Waterfront Sub-center Before and After development Source: Parker, C., n.d. Odaiba, Then & Now: A Visual History お台場の歴史. The tokyo files 東京ファイル. Available at: https://thetokyofiles.com/2014/09/28/odaiba-then-now-a-visual-history/. Accessed 17 December 2020.   Creation of a Globalized Waterfront Sub-Center …

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At the end of 1989, The Japan Times conducted a survey of some leading citizens in various fields on the topic of the degree of internationalization in Japan. Governor Suzuki said that Japan has few developments of internationalization, and most …

“My Town Tokyo Project” is Essential in Promoting Internationalization – A Survey in 1989 Read more »

Shunichi Suzuki was re-elected to a governor to a four-year development term and won the campaign in 1991. One of his motion is the construction of the new City Hall to be located in Shinjuku. Tokyo Metropolitan Government claimed that …

Construction of the New City Hall in the Long-Term Plan – Serving for Citizens or “Honey Pot” for Statesmen? Read more »