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Creating Neighborhoods While Utilizing the "Power of Sports"
Sports Wing Renovations Completed (Phase 1)

December 1, 2017
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2017 - Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that the large-scale renovations that it had been undertaking on the Sports Wing of the Sendai-Izumi Shopping Center were completed today. To mark the completion, people involved with this project held an unveiling ceremony on ice at the “Ice Rink Sendai” inside the Sports Wing.

The ceremony on ice held at “Ice Rink Sendai” inside the Sports Wing
Guests: From the center of the photo going to the right, Shizuka Arakawa and Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai
From the center of the photo going to the left, Takeshi Honda and Sendai Mayor Kazuko Kori

Recently, this facility was renamed “Mitsui Fudosan SPORTS LINK CITY FUN-TE!” and the Company is creating neighborhoods utilizing the “power of sports.” Based on that concept, this will be reborn as a facility that connects individuals and provides people of a wide span of generations from children through to adults a place to enjoy sports. Completion of the large-scale renovations of the Sports Wing constitutes Phase 1 of this project.

Furthermore, in spring 2018, “MIFA Football Park Sendai (tentative name),” created with the concept of being a place to create communication through football and music, and WILD BEACH Sendai (tentative name), created with the concept of being designed to be “more convenient, refined and stylish,” will be newly established. As a result, the entire facility is now scheduled to open.

* The Mitsui Fudosan SPORTS LINK CITY FUN-TE! website opened (in Japanese) on December 1.

Overview of Main Renovations

* Complete renovation of the Sports Wing
The exterior was re-painted in a simple tone and billboards and signage renewed.

* Renovations were carried out inside Ice Rink Sendai operated by Kato Shokai Co., Ltd.

The ice skating area, sports lounge, changing rooms, studio and gallery (exhibition space) are among the places to have been newly established or renovated to make the facility one in which even more users, children or athletes say they want to utilize more for practice, enjoyment or to aim even higher.

The exterior of the Sports Wing following renovations

The interior of the ice rink following renovations

Stepped seating (newly established)

Lounge interior (newly established)

Lounge exterior (newly established)

The Philosophy of Mitsui Fudosan’s Urban Development Utilizing the “Power of Sports”

Sports not only improve the mental and physical health of people through actions such as “Doing,” “Watching” and “Supporting,” it also creates new connections and has the power to revitalize communities. For Mitsui Fudosan, whose Group Statement includes an aim for a community that brings affluence and comfort to urban living and targets creation of communities that get better as they age, sees sports as an important element for attractive urban development and promotes utilization of the “Power of Sports” in urban development.

Moreover, as the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the category of “Real Estate Development”, Mitsui Fudosan has created the slogan of “BE THE CHANGE” and seeks to change itself under the themes of “Communicating,” “Connecting” and “Accepting,” and to use urban development as a base that will create positive change in the people, communities and society that it aims to transform.

Mitsui Fudosan’s Slogan for 2020

The logo of BE THE CHANGE, which carries the meaning of each person bringing about their own change, has been designed with the motif of a “Wind” changing the world. The symbol painted in the two Mitsui Fudosan corporate colors conveys the image of a “Bird riding the wind and flying through the skies.” The slogan contains the philosophy of “If people change, they can change the world” for 2020 and beyond.