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Innovative cities and urban development were talking points for Shingo Tsuji, president and CEO of Mori Building Co., Ltd., at MIPIM Japan 2015 in May. Describing how innovations and social movements drive nations forward, he said lots of change is occurring in Japan thanks to Tokyo’s focus on 2020. For example, while the Japanese market had been stagnant for the last 20 years, investment is now coming from abroad. In this interview, he tells BIJ.TV about the knock-on effect of a city’s magnetic power, and advises on what should be done to encourage global companies to establish their Asian headquarters in Japan.
World-renowned architect Kengo Kuma discusses respect for nature and history in architecture in this interview with BIJ.TV. Speaking at MIPIM Japan 2015, a conference for professionals in the real estate industry, Kuma explained how respecting history means valuing the wisdom of people who, with care and passion, have created that history. Key to this are the architects of our cities and towns. Hear his ideas to boost Japan economically and culturally, how his vision of a smart city differs from that of many people around the world, and what he believes is Japan’s treasure.
In May, real estate professionals gathered in Tokyo for MIPIM Japan 2015, a two-day conference where attendees exchanged views and explored investment opportunities in the city’s property market, as well as those overseas. With 37 percent international participation and over 130 Japanese and non-Japanese speakers, this successful inaugural event’s highlights are now available from BIJ.TV. Watch now, for the latest tips on investment opportunities in Japan and the wider Asia region, which together represent one of the world’s booming property markets.
BIJ.TV caught up with former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone at MIPIM Japan 2015, an inaugural conference for professionals in the real estate industry. Livingstone, who was mayor when London successfully bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was a guest speaker at the event, addressing a number of topics including city investment, sustainability, legacy and lessons learned from the Games. With Tokyo 2020 approaching, now is a great opportunity to learn from the man who began the UK’s journey to London 2012— one of the most successful host cities.