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Takeda’s New Tokyo Office Building Nears Completion

Takeda’s New Tokyo Office Building Nears Completion

■  New office building located in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, due for completion on March 16, 2018, with the grand opening event scheduled for July 2018.

■  Designed to accelerate innovation by enabling advanced, agile work styles.

  • Creative direction by Kashiwa Sato of SAMURAI INC.

■  Supporting local community revitalization by providing hub for food culture and health-related information.


Almost three years after construction began, Takeda’s new office building, located in the redeveloped area of Nihonbashi-honcho, will soon open its doors to both Takeda employees and the local community.

Internationally acclaimed Creative Director Kashiwa Sato was appointed to take on the creative direction of the new building.

The lower floors will feature a permanent health-themed exhibition space, in addition to hosting selected commercial tenants offering specialty food and drink*1. These will be complemented by a fitness club*2 that will help benefit the health of the local community. Alongside these facilities, an exhibition space will serve as a point of interest for visitors.

In order to carry out our mission of bringing better health and a brighter future to patients all over the world, Takeda recognizes the importance of first providing employees with a healthy and energized environment in which they can work creatively. Following the relocation to the new building, we will continue to find ways in which we can work to accelerate innovation, while contributing to the revitalization of the local Nihonbashi community.

The project is on track for completion on March 16, 2018, with the grand opening event scheduled to begin in July 2018. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com/who-we-are/how-we-work/.

*1 Sake specialty shop Hasegawa Saketen and Taiwanese tea cafe Gong Cha.

*2 Fitness club TIPNESS.



Born in Tokyo in 1965, Creative Director Kashiwa Sato studied graphic design at the Tama Art University. Following 11 years at Hakuhodo, a leading advertising agency in Japan, Sato established his own creative studio, SAMURAI, in 2000.

Kashiwa, one of the world’s leading creative directors, delivers a fresh perspective of design to the world. From concept and communication strategy building to developing brand logos, Kashiwa's ability as a brand architect to identify, elucidate, and visualize the essence of the subject at hand has led to his work receiving critical praise and accolades in a number of fields. Recently, he has extended his vision to include the design of space and major architecture projects.

Sato has won numerous awards and prizes, including the Mainichi Design Award, and Tokyo ADC Grand Prix. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Information Studies at Keio University, and was selected as Japan Cultural Envoy FY2016 for the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

Official Site: kashiwasato.com


■  About the tenants

Hasegawa Saketen

Hasegawa Saketen is a renowned Japanese sake retailer with a company motto of "We bring the best sake to the world!!" Their expert staff visit sake breweries throughout Japan, not only carefully researching and selecting top quality products, but on occasion also taking part in the creation process. https://www.hasegawasaketen.com/index_en.html


Gong Cha – Taiwan Tea Cafe

First established in Taiwan's second largest city, Kaohsiung City, in 2006, the founders had the desire to provide customers with the opportunity to enjoy high-quality traditional Chinese tea in a relaxed and casual environment. From these humble beginnings, the brand has gone on to expand into 19 countries across Asia, Oceania, and North America. With over 1,500 locations it is now one of the most widespread providers of quality tea worldwide. Popular items on the menu include Taiwanese tea and the house special “Gong Cha Milk Foam Series”. http://www.gong-cha.com/en/brand.php


TIPNESS – Fitness Club

TIPNESS is a fitness club with over 130 branches across Japan, with the corporate philosophy of "Promoting and Providing a Lifestyle with Health and Wellness." The company operates various fitness club brands such as the TIPNESS, TIP.X TOKYO, TIPNESS MARUNOUCHI STYLE, and FASTGYM24.

https://www.tipness.co.jp/ (Japanese language only)


■  About Takeda's new Tokyo office building



2-1 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Site area

2,741.31 m2

Building area

2,217.44 m2

Total floor area

45,578.29 m2


Steel (partially SRC/RC), 24 stories above ground and 4 stories underground


123.79 m


Nihon Sekkei, Inc.


Takenaka Corporation

Commencement of construction

February 6, 2015


March 16, 2018 (Scheduled)


■  About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) is a global, R&D-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its research efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and neuroscience plus vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. New innovative products in our core therapeutic areas, as well as its presence in emerging markets, fuel the growth of Takeda. Around 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with our partners in health care in more than 70 countries.

For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com/newsroom/.