Tokyo’s New Special Zone for Corporate Asian Headquarters

Poste date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Japanese Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are aiming to attract and integrate prospective industries and foreign companies to strategic areas in Japan. These areas are called the “Special Zone for Asian Headquarters” - foreign companies which register their headquarters in these special zones will be assisted in such terms like preferential tax treatment, deregulation, and a generous package of fiscal and financial assistance.

Foreign companies which register their headquarters in this special area can enjoy the following benefits:
- Subsidizes from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
- Preferential treatment of Local Tax
- Business and livelihood support in English by specialized support agencies; etc.


With the recent strategic deregulation of some construction laws - including floor to area ratios; the construction of new high-performance office buildings have become active in the special zone areas. 

One of the matters of major concern among foreign companies for opening their offices in Japan is BCP (Business continuity planning) against disasters such as earthquakes. But the new buildings in these areas are better prepared and disaster resilient office buildings (equipped with enhanced earthquake resistant structures, back-up power generators, emergency supply storage rooms, and so on).

Office Spaces with High Tolerance against Earthquakes 
Office Spaces in Buildings with Private Electric Generators


Special Zone for Asian Headquarters

Addresses and train stations included in the area are shown in detail as follows: 


Area Detail
1. Central Tokyo/Waterfront Area

Otemachi (1-2 chome), Marunouchi (1-3 chome), Yurakucho (1-2 chome), Uchisaiwaicho (1-2 chome), Kasumigaseki (3 chome)

Harumi (1-5 chome), Kachidoki (1-6 chome), Toyomi-cho, Tsukishima (1-4 chome), Tsukuda (1-3 chome), Tsukiji (1-7 chome), Akashi-cho, Minato (1-3 chome), Irifune (1-3 chome), Shintomi (1-2 chome), Nihombashi (1-3 chome), Nihombashi-Honkokucho (1-4 chome), Nihombashi-Muromachi (1-4 chome), Nihombashi-Honcho (1-4 chome), Kyobashi (1-3 chome), Yaesu (1-2 chome), Ginza (1-8 chome), Hacchobori (4 chome)

Oumi (1-2 chome), Ariake (1-3 chome), Shinonome (1-2 chome), Toyosu (1-6 chome)

Shibakoen (1-4 chome), Shibadaimon (1-2 chome), Hamamatsucho (1-2 chome), Atago (1-2 chome), Shinbashi (1-6 chome), Higashi-Shinbashi (1-2 chome), Nishi-Shinbashi (1-3 chome), Minami-Aoyama (1 chome), Roppongi (1-7 chome), Azabudai (1-3 chome), Azabujuban (1 chome), Higashi-Azabu (1-3 chome), Azabu-Nagasakacho, Azabu-Mamianacho, Toranomon (1-5 chome), Akasaka (1-9 chome), Daiba (1-2 chome), Kaigan (1 chome)

Map (PDF Japanese)

2. Area around Shinjuku station

Shinjuku (3-6 chome), Nishi-Shinjuku (1-3, 5-8 chome), Kita-Shinjuku (2 chome), Kabukicho (1-2 chome)

Map(PDF Japanese)

3. Area around Shibuya station

Higashi (1 chome), Uguisudani-cho, Sarugaku-cho, Nanpeidai-cho, Shinsen-cho, Maruyama-cho, Dogenzaka (1-2 chome), Sakuragaoka-cho, Udagawa-cho, Jinan (1 chome), Shibuya (1-3 chome), Jingumae (6 chome)

Map (PDF Japanese)

4. Area around Shinagawa/Tamachi stations

Mita (3-4 chome), Shiba (5 chome), Shibaura (1-3 chome), Konan (1-2 chome), Takanawa (2-4 chome)

Kita-Shinagawa (1 chome)

Map (PDF Japanese)

5. Vacant site formerly used by Haneda airport

Hanedakuko (1-2 chome)

Map (PDF Japanese)

Not all districts listed above are designed as Special Zone.  In some cases, only some areas within the same address are designated as Special Zone.  Please contact Business Consulting Desk at +81-3-3287-7361 to inquire where exactly is the border of the Special Zone. 

<Train Stations>

Line Name Detail
JR Line

Shimbashi, Hamamatsucho, Hacchobori, Shin-Nihombashi, Tokyo, Yurakucho, Tamachi, Shinagawa, Shibuya 

Tokyo-Metro Line
Toei-Oedo Line

Nogizaka, Roppongi, Roppongi Itchome, Tameike Sanno, Kasumigaseki, Azabujuban, Kamiyacho, Shibakoen, Akabanebashi, Shimbashi, Onarimon, Hamamatsucho, daimon, Shiodome, Tsukiji Shijo, Shintomicho, Hacchobori, Kyobashi, Takaracho, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Nijubashimae, Hibiya, Tokyo, Mitsukoshimae, Yurakucho, Ginza, Ginza Itchome, Higashi-Ginza, Tsukiji, Toranomon, Uchisaiwaicho, Akasaka-Mitsuke, Akasaka, Aoyama Itchome, Sengakuji, Kachidoki, Tsukishima, Toyosu, Shibuya, Higashi-Shinjuku, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Nishiguchi, Shinjuku-Sanchome 

Yurikamome Line

Shimbasi, Shiodome, Takebashi, Toyosu, Shin-Toyosu, Shijoumae, Ariake Tennisnomori, Ariake, Kokusai-Tenjijo Seimon, Odaiba Kaihin Koen, Oumi, Daiba, Fune no Kagakukan, Telecom Center 

Keihin Kyuko Line

Shinagawa, Kita-Shinagawa, Sengakuji, Tenkubashi 

Rinkai Line

Kokusai Tenjijo, Tokyo Teleport 

Tokyo Monorail



Please feel free to contact PLAZA HOMES Real Estate Sales Dept. Rental Office Div. for details about office properties in the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters.

- Small scale serviced offices with bilingual reception and concierge
- Office properties (from small offices with floor space for around 5-10 employees up to large office spaces or total buildings)
Our sales staff will give overall support for foreign companies to set up office in Japan. 

We will also give support by information about living in Tokyo, consulting services, applying for VISA, introduction of schools for children, introduction to housing, and overall relocation service.


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Sale Property tag

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Sale Property tag

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