Second TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar "Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for PPP in the Tokyo Station Area Redevelopment"
October 8, 2015Tokyo

In this seminar, speakers will introduce how the Tokyo Station area, Japan’s oldest Western-style office district first developed at the turn of the 20th century, was successfully redeveloped.

The WBG Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will host a seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) on October 8, 2015 from 15:00-17:00 (JST).

In this seminar, speakers will introduce how the Tokyo Station area, Japan’s oldest Western-style office district first developed at the turn of the 20th century transformed itself into one of the most economically and socially dynamic, environmentally sustainable, and resilient public places in Japan by focusing on the regulatory and institutional frameworks that were conducive to the success of the redevelopment. Presentations will also highlight the “soft” components of city planning and illustrate that strong public-private collaborations can create shared value for companies, communities, and the environment.

The Tokyo Station area, 120 ha of land surrounding the Tokyo Station comprised by the Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho districts in Chiyoda Ward houses 4,000 companies, which generate a revenue totaling over 135 trillion yen or about 10% of Japan's total corporate revenue. It covers 13 stations and 21 railway lines including that of bullet trains that connect Tokyo with other regional cities in Japan. The Tokyo Station area with its proximity to the Imperial Palace, is also a pedestrian-friendly, socially vibrant area where tourists and locals can enjoy its trendy cafes and shops or stroll around to watch street performances. Eco-friendly and aseismic technologies were introduced to the new buildings and infrastructure while preserving some of the historical architectures and city scape. Since 1890, the Tokyo Station Area has been continuously transforming itself and has evolved in to a more economically dynamic, environmentally sustainable and resilient public place that represents Tokyo.

Drawing lessons from the Tokyo Station area redevelopment, panelists will discuss how the experience in the regulatory and institutional frameworks for land development and private-public collaborations can be applied in other contexts, particularly in developing countries.


Opening remarks

Yasusuke Tsukagoshi
Special Representative, Japan, the World Bank Tokyo Office


Tatsuo Nishimoto
Deputy General Manager, Urban Coordination Office, Urban Development Promotion Department, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd
Presentation Material: Sustainable CBD Development through PPP in the Tokyo Station Area (PDF)

Miki Yasui
Professor, Department of Community Development, Faculty of Social Policy and Administration, Hosei Univeristy
Presentation Material: Area Management and Its Institutional Frameworks for the Tokyo Station Area Development (PDF)

Q&A and Discussions


Daniel Levine
Senior Officer, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), World Bank Group

❖ This seminar will be recorded for later viewing.

❖ This seminar will be web-streamed at


Thursday, October 8, 3pm-5pm

The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
10th floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

English and Japanese
(with simultaneous interpretation)

World Bank Tokyo Office
TEL: 03-3597-6650