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Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS
Grand Opening on September 28, 2018
217 Stores Including First TSUTAYA Books and RHC Ron Herman Stores
in the Tokai Area

June 12, 2018
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, June 12, 2018 - Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that it will conduct the grand opening of “Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS” on September 28, 2018. Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd.

The LaLaport series of shopping centers has been developed nationwide. The facilities offer a combination of fashion, food, and entertainment. This year, the first facility, “Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TOKYO BAY,” enters its 38th year since opening in 1981 and has welcomed a large number of visitors. This latest facility will be the 14th in the series, and the first in the three prefectures of the Tokai Region*, incorporating the experience and knowledge that the Company has accumulated to date, such as initiatives to offer comfort to parents raising children.

The concept of the facility is “A ‘connected mall’ that brings people together for good times .” It will form the centerpiece of the newly developed town “minato AQULS” in the port area of Nagoya City with the aim of providing a new hub for community interaction and communication.

The facility will bring a diverse lineup of 217 stores designed to cater to a wide range of cross-generational needs. Examples include popular Tokyo stores opening for the first time in the Tokai area, such as TSUTAYA BOOKS with its theme of “WITH FAMILY,” and RHC Ron Herman with the concept of “a cheerful store filled with positive energy.” These are joined by high fashion boutiques and popular restaurants, among others.

The facility offers excellent access by public transportation, being two minutes on foot from the closest train station, Minato Kuyakusho Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Line, and near Minato Ward Office for the Nagoya Municipal Bus service. It is convenient to the central city, as Minato Kuyakusho Station is 19 minutes from Nagoya Station, the principle station for Nagoya City, 14 minutes from Sakae Station, and 7 minutes from Kanayama Station.

The minato AQULS area, where the facility is located, will be opened to the public on Tuesday, September 25, ahead of the grand opening.

* The three Tokai region prefectures referred to in this article are Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures.

A ‘connected mall’ that brings people together for good times

minato AQULS is a new area under development in the port area, which has abundant water and greenery. As the centerpiece of this area, the facility will offer a space for new community interaction and communication going beyond the conventional scope of a shopping mall, aiming to create a “connected mall” that brings people together for good times.

* All images are shown for illustration purposes only.

Special Features of LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS

A connected mall that brings people together for good times

(1) Welcome Approach connecting LaLaport to the local communit(PDF:320KB)

(2) Green Park Area to encounter people and experiences(PDF:345KB)

(3) A diverse lineup of brands to enrich lifestyles(PDF:451KB)

(4) Family zone for connecting parents, children, and grandparents(PDF:258KB)

(5) Community & space designed on the theme of interaction and learning between people(PDF:246KB)

(6) A food lineup featuring restaurants debuting in Aichi and new-format stores(PDF:829KB)

A Better LaLaport Experience for Parents with Children

“Mama with LaLaport” - Reflecting Feedback from Mothers

The Mitsui Fudosan Group understands that parents would like to freely enjoy shopping even when they have to look after their small children. This project to realize their aspirations started with in-house suggestions from working mothers at Mitsui Fudosan. The Mama with LaLaport initiative seeks to realize LaLaport facility design and services that reflect a mother’s various expectations of a shopping center based on a “parent-friendly” concept. Initiatives include enhancing the functions of our facilities by adding feeding rooms and kids’ spaces, as well as holding events for parents and children to enjoy.

Four Points for a Parent-Friendly Facility

  • Peace of Mind for Changing Diapers and Feeding
    We provide toilets that can accommodate strollers, feeding rooms, and diaper-changing tables.
  • Relaxed Meals with Children
    Food courts with kids’ areas enable parents to enjoy eating without worrying about troubling others.
  • Enhanced Children’s Play Space
    A kids’ play space has been set up so that children can have a chance to play during a shopping trip.
  • Holding Events for the Whole Family
    We will hold a range of different events that parents and children can enjoy together.

Mitsui Shopping Park - Kids Club

Mitsui Shopping Park Kids Club is an exclusive members club for children of elementary school age or younger.
Members receive various exclusive members’ benefits and are invited to participate in events at 19 retail properties operated by Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd., including Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport.
Members who make purchases at stores with special Kids’ Club POP in them receive discounts, giveaways and various other rewards.

Initiatives for Neighborhood Creation and Social Contribution

Social Contribution

Mitsui Fudosan will implement various social contribution measures aimed at improving disaster readiness and customer convenience.

  • Collaboration with Nagoya City Library
    Books that have been loaned from Nagoya City Library can be returned at a special Nagoya City Library book return post in the facility.
    There are also plans to hold a meeting about the Nagoya City Minato Library.
  • Tsunami shelter building
    A multi-story parking lot on the south east of the site is to be designated as a tsunami evacuation building.
    If a tsunami approaches, the local residents and customers will be able to use the building as a temporary emergency shelter.

Overview of minato AQULS

minato AQULS seeks to realize a neighborhood that connects people, the environment, and local communities. The development comprises four zones.
During Stage I development, the LaLaport facility and an energy center will be established in the “Nigiwai Interaction Zone,” then, in the Residential Zone, a 265-unit condominium “Park Homes LaLa Nagoya minato AQULS” will be built by Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd.
In addition, Howa Minato Golf practice area and Cherry bakery and coffee shop have opened for business in the Sport and Recreation Zone, along with an eco station in the Mixed-use Zone.

Overall District Layout

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Initiatives to Create a Comfortable Work Environment

Mitsui Fudosan aims to create comfortable working environments for employees and to increase employee satisfaction (ES).

On-site Nursery School to Support Childcare (LaLaLa ? Nursery School)

This is a company-run nursery school for preschoolers aged 0-5 years.
Experienced staff members support parents working at the facility by changing diapers and washing and changing children’s clothes.

  • Capacity: 30 children
  • Operating hours: 07:00 ? 22:00
    (Under the plan, children can be dropped off at the center until 21:30 at the latest)
  • Staff members: About 16
    (All qualified nursery school teachers)

A Staff Room Where Employees can Relax and Take a Break

Two staff rooms for employees’ breaks will be located in the facility on the first and fourth floors. Based on northern European design, the spaces offer both style and convenience.

  • Counter seats with divider screens
  • A sofa area provides a convenient space for a nap
  • Device recharging points
  • Adjoining space for dental hygiene and make-up application

4F Staff Room Adjoining Convenience Store for Easy Access

A LAWSON convenience store will be on site exclusively for the use of employees. It will offer a range of necessities so that employees can easily access them during short breaks.
The store will support employees while they work by offering a rich variety of healthy food such as bran bread and the Uchi Café series of desserts.

Initiatives to Create a Comfortable Work Environment

Support for Employee Recruitment at Tenant Stores

The LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS Recruitment Center, which will be operated under commission by TSUNAGU SOLUTIONS Inc., will be launched. The center will hold a series of joint briefing sessions to aid individual stores in the recruitment of their staff.
The LaLaport Nagoya minato AQULS recruitment briefing schedule is as follows.

*The briefings are held by the LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS Recruitment Center.
Please refer to the facility website for details (in Japanese)

■ Hotel Overview

Briefing number Date and time Venue
1 April 14 (Saturday) Anpo Hall (Finished)
2 May 26 (Saturday) Nagoya Convention Hall (Finished)
3 June 24 (Sunday) TKP Garden City PREMIUM Nagoya Station West Gate
4 July 2 (Monday) WINC AICHI
5 July 16 (Monday, National Holiday) WINC AICHI
6 July 22 (Sunday) TKP Garden City PREMIUM Nagoya Station West Gate
7 August 9 (Thursday) TKP Garden City PREMIUM Nagoya Station West Gate
8 August 20 (Monday) WINC AICHI
9 September 1 (Saturday) JR Gate Tower Conference

Commissioned service provider for LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS Recruitment Center


Head office Tokyo Takarazuka Building 7f, 1-1-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0006
Representative director and president Mitsuhiro Yoneda
Opened March 26, 2007
Capital stock ¥515,231 thousand (As of December 31, 2017
Employees 338 (Group total/ as of March 31, 2018)

Introducing LaLaport and its Initiatives

About LaLaport

LaLaport is a nationwide series of regional shopping centers combining fashion, food, entertainment and much more.
Offering a full range of enjoyment outside of shopping, these facilities create neighborhoods at the heart of regional communities.

Universal Design Initiatives

To make facilities that are easily accessible for people of different languages and nationalities, LaLaport signage, floor maps, and directories feature simple pictograms and offer information in Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified), and Korean.
There are also multi-purpose toilets for the convenience of people accompanying children, elderly people, wheelchair users, people with ostomies, and so forth.
For people who need assistance, a customer information desk is provided near the main entrance, and approx. 60 wheelchair carparks near to the carpark entrance.

Mitsui Shopping Park Point Service

This service allows customers to accumulate and use Mitsui Shopping Park Points for special deals at 58 retail properties throughout Japan operated by Mitsui Fudosan, such as MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA.
Two types of point card are available to suit different usage styles: the Mitsui Shopping Park Card (Saison) point card with credit card function offering free annual membership in perpetuity and numerous usage benefits; and Mitsui Shopping Park Point Card without credit card function.

*Cannot be used at certain stores. Point allocation may differ in some cases.
*For details, please refer to the website (in Japanese)

Mitsui Shopping Park App

A useful app offering special deals for use at Mitsui Fudosan Group retail properties such as LaLaport and Mitsui Outlet Park.
Download the app and register your favorite shopping center to receive the latest information on sales events and special deal coupons offering exclusive discounts and free offers for app members.
In addition, users who link the app with their point card can use it to confirm their point membership information and shop with convenience by collecting and using Mitsui Shopping Park Points in the app using QR codes.

*Excludes certain facilities and stores
*For details, please refer to the website (in Japanese)

An Official Mail Order Shopping Website with a New Concept Linked to LaLaport and Other Retail Properties “Mitsui Shopping Park & mall”

Mitsui Shopping Park &mall is an official e-Commerce mall shopping website that opened in November 2017. The website is linked with LaLaport and other retail properties operated by Mitsui Fudosan Group to offer a new shopping experience.

Since the opening of the Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TOKYO-BAY in 1981, the Mitsui Fudosan Group has been launching retail properties that have responded to the trends of the times and the changes in customer needs, thereby always creating new consumer behavior trends.

LaLaport NAGOYA minato AQULS also offers shoppers the option of checking for products handled by stores beforehand on Mitsui Shopping Park &mall, or purchasing products on the website after they visit the property if they didn’t buy them on the day. In this way, customers can take advantage of mutual use of real and e-commerce stores to enjoy a convenient, new shopping experience. Going forward, the Mitsui Fudosan Group will continue to work together with customers and stores to create new shopping value in the spirit of "Growing Together," the concept behind the Group's retail property business.

Stores that have opened at both LaLaPort NAGOYA minato AQULS and &mall

*Store names may differ in some cases

Project overview of Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaPort NAGOYA minato AQULS

Location 3-2 Komei 2-chome, Minato-ku, Nagoya , Aichi Prefecture
Site Area Approx. 895,557.3 ft2 (83,200 m2)
Structure Shopping center building: four-story (partially two-story) steel structure(Stores on 1F-3F, parking on 4F, rooftop)Multi-story parking lot: two six-story steel structures
Total Floor Area Shopping center building: Approx. 1,342,260 ft2 (approx. 124,700 m2)
Multi-story parking lot: Approx. 489,757.9 ft2 (approx. 45,500 m2)
Store Floor Space Approx. 640,452.6 ft2 (59,500 m2)
Number of Stores 217
Parking Spaces Approx. 3,000
Access Two minutes on foot from Minato Kuyakusho Station and three minutes on foot from Tokai-dori Station, on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Meiko Line
Operating Hours Sale of goods and services, food court: 10:00 ? 21:00 Restaurant: 11:00-22:00
Environmental Design Takenaka Corporation

<Supervision >
Exterior/Interior decoration - The Buchan Group and Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc.

Exterior - Earthscape, Inc.
Design and Construction Takenaka Corporation
Operation and Management Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd.

Aerial photo (as of May 2018)

Area Site Layout

Floor layout

Map of surrounding area

Detailed map

Mitsui Fudosan’s Regional Shopping Centers (as of June 2018)