Policy of Enhancing Customer Satisfaction
As part of our Environmental Initiatives Policy, we have set cooperation (collaborating and cooperating with various stakeholders) as one of our key activities. In collaboration and cooperation with customers, business partners, local communities, and the authorities, we will ensure we respect human rights in our business activities.
We are also a participating party in the Declaration of Partnership Building project, established by the Japanese Cabinet Office and other entities. The project aims to help large corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises form sustainable relationships that will help both to grow. By participating, companies declare that they will promote co-prosperity throughout entire supply chains and form new partnerships that go beyond the current scale, groups and borders, etc., as well as complying with positive trading practices with main operators and subcontractors.
We recognize that our employees and the employees of tenants of our facilities are also important partners, and we will work on efforts such as utilizing proactive dialogue to help each individual stay healthy and safe, and to provide them with opportunities to develop their abilities.
Declaration of Partnership Building
In order to form a new partnership that will help us cooperate, and aiming for mutual prosperity, with the business partners that form our supply chain and companies that help us create value, we declare our intent to focus our energies on the following:
1. Promoting co-prosperity throughout the entire supply chain and forming new partnerships that go beyond the current scale, groups and borders, etc.
2. Complying with promotion standards
Through our direct business partners, we have put pressure on partners further down the supply chain (moving them from Tier N to Tier N+1 business partners) to work on improving added value throughout the chain. Also, through existing business partnerships and cross-company collaboration, etc., we are aiming to develop a framework that brings prosperity for both us and our partners. We have also supported our partners by offering advice on introducing teleworking or formulating business continuity plans (BCPs) from the perspective of responding to disasters or reforming the way people work.
a. Cooperation between companies
Based on the ideal of coexisting in harmony with society symbolized by our logo, we will promote our business hand in hand with our business partners. Equally, we are working with those same partners to create new industries through open innovation.
b. Environmental efforts
In addition to formulating a Group action plan to realize a decarbonized society, the whole supply chain is working together to implement five initiatives: (1) improving the environmental friendliness of new construction projects and existing properties; (2) using environmentally friendly electricity in shared areas and areas that our businesses use in buildings; (3) providing environmentally friendly options to business tenants and buyers; (4) securing a stable supply of renewable energy; and (5) reducing CO2 emissions produced during construction.
For positive trading practices with new main operators and subcontractors, we comply with promotion standards based on the Act on the Promotion of Subcontracting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and are actively working to combat trading and business practices that interfere with our efforts to build partnerships with our business partners.
(1) Pricing methods
We do not make demands for unreasonably low cost prices. When determining costs associated with business dealings, where subcontractors wish to discuss prices, we debate the matter appropriately, with due consideration to how the subcontractor can achieve a suitable level of profit, with regard to the effect of rising labor costs and similar. The main operator specifies and issues contract terms and conditions, including decisions on prices, in writing and other formats.
(2) Bills and other payment criteria
We pay subcontractors' fees in cash.
(3) Intellectual property and expertise
During our dealings, we do not ask partners to disclose their expertise or transfer intellection property rights without monetary compensation where inappropriate.
(4) Negative effects of changes to working styles
To allow business partners to also adapt to new working styles, we do not make inappropriate demands for unreasonably short deadlines or suddenly change specifications, which would result in a greater burden on the partner. In the event of a disaster, we would not force a subcontractor to take the entire burden of dealings, and where possible will consider how to resume our partnership when work can begin again.
Based on the ideals of coexisting in harmony with society, linking diverse values, and achieving a sustainable society, the Mitsui Fudosan Group is working to build societies that enrich people's lives and our planet. We pursue ESG management and conduct business with awareness of our responsibilities with respect to the Environment, Society, and Governance. Reflecting our commitment to further accelerate the Group's ESG management, we can contribute in a significant way to the Japanese government's Society 5.0 vision and to the attainment of the UN's SDGs. In November 2021, we formulated policies for the Group regarding how to help bring about a decarbonized society and how to promote diversity and inclusion. In the future, we will continue to work to address social challenges through neighborhood creation.
February 28, 2022
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
President and CEO
For more details on the Declaration of Partnership Building, refer to the site below (Japanese only)
Our Efforts to Improve Customer Satisfaction (CS)
The Group emphasizes communication with customers, and we address customer feedback and requests with great seriousness. By working to resolve and address various consumer issues, we will promote neighborhood creation from the customer's perspective, and improve the quality of services provided to customers.
Listening to Customers
The Group undertakes a variety of activities as a part of efforts to listen to customers' comments. CS surveys are conducted encompassing a wide area including office building tenant companies and residents of condominiums and detached housing as well as hotel guests. The feedback gained through these surveys is extremely helpful in improving the Group's initiatives. We carefully monitor customer feedback received through boxes placed for this purpose at some of our retail properties. These opinions and comments are used to improve operations in facilities and other areas, including store planning and design.
Barrier-Free and Universal Design
For all aspects of life, whether it be work, home life, recreation, or relaxation, the Group promotes the creation of urban environments and buildings that are easy for everyone to use, regardless of their cultural background, language, nationality, age, sex, or disability. Moreover, in our office buildings and other development projects, we examine ease of access using public transport, and evaluate accessibility for people with disabilities. We ensure our measures are within the scope stipulated by laws and regulations, and in some cases make additional efforts.
Mitsui Home Co., Ltd.'s endeavor to make temperature and humidity equipment barrier-free was selected as a fiscal 2017 Leading Project for Sustainable Homes by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Seeking to make home life more healthy, secure, and convenient, the system combines duct-type air conditioning systems and IoT technology to suppress indoor dust and thereby reduce cleaning frequency. The project also enables users to do such things as remotely fill their bathtubs. In this way, the burden of housework and time spent are lessened.
Mama with LaLaport
The Mama with LaLaport campaign aims to ensure that parents and expectant parents have more fun and more peace of mind by making the shopping centers better oriented to mothers and fathers. As well as design features such as baby rooms and places where kids can play, we are also proactively working on initiatives such as events where parents can meet other parents and workshops both parents and children can enjoy. In 2022, these efforts were recognized by the Japan Mothers Association's Mothers Selection Awards.
Examples of major initiatives:
- Facilities inside LaLaport shopping centers to benefit those bringing up children, including nursing rooms, baby changing stations, kids' spaces, raised floor seating, and wide, open spaces indoors and out.
- Installation of mamaroTM completely private baby care rooms
- Introduction of the OiTr service, which stocks and provides sanitary towels for free
- Holding of baby care stations manned by midwives
All-Japan Customer Service Role-Playing Contest
Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd. holds an annual national customer service role-playing contest for representatives who qualify through preliminary competitions at nationwide commercial facilities. The aim is to improve the value of visits by enhancing the quality of customer service.
11th All-Out CS Contest
In 2019, Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd. held its 11th All-Out CS (Customer Satisfaction) Contest. A total of 20 participants took to the stage and demonstrated the customer service skills they have refined through their daily work in the form of roleplay, and reaffirmed the pleasure and importance of greeting the customer with a smile.
Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower (Chuo-ku, Tokyo), Tokyo Midtown Hibiya (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), and the Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) were awarded the S rank, the highest rank in the CASBEE-WO (Wellness Office) certification system in May 2020, March 2021 and January 2022, respectively. The Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building received a score of 96.6, the highest score among all rental office buildings certified to date (as of the end of January 2022). All of the properties have registered for self-assessment under CASBEE-Building, and have been certified as "CASBEE Smart Wellness Office Certified"* based on their high overall environmental performance evaluation.
* A system administered by the Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC) to certify office initiatives in both tangible and intangible aspects. The system evaluates not only factors with a direct influence on worker health and comfort, but also those contributing to enhanced intellectual productivity as well as features relating to safety and reliability.
Since 2019, under the supervision of Kenkokeiei, a non-profit organization, we have been offering the health management support solution service "&well" to support members of management, those involved in personnel affairs, and other employees.
This is an initiative that we will use to promote health management, not on our own, but in cooperation with affiliated companies and employees.
&Well Festa health promotion event at the Roofed Outdoor Plaza (July 2019)
With "for Worker," our aim is to provide services that make it fun for workers to spend time together and for that enjoyment to lead to continued employment. The initiative is centered on both in-person events and content-streaming via mobile app and provides workers with opportunities to consider their health and encourages them to change their behavior going forward. The "for HR" reporting and consultation service, meanwhile, offers support to help companies gain accreditation related to health management in a way that meets their varied individual needs, such as by providing analysis for health check results or analyzing smartphone app usage.
As a result of these initiatives, of the companies we support that were aiming to be selected under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, approximately 30% were for the first time, and 50% or so achieved a better rating. Around 40% of companies were recognized as White 500 enterprises.
Tools for Communication with Our Customers
The Group offers a variety of communication tools to help build relationships with customers. In terms of content, these tools actively disseminate and exchange information primarily in areas such as housing, and support for improved customer safety, security and environmental awareness.
Efforts to Improve Employee Satisfaction (ES)
We strive to improve the functionality of the facilities used by our employees and create a comfortable working environment based on the idea that employees working at facilities are valued partners and that providing a comfortable working environment to increase employee satisfaction (ES) leads to better service to customers and enhances customer satisfaction (CS).
The Mitsui Shopping Park Staff Circle is an initiative to create a comfortable working environment and an enriching community for store staff working at commercial facilities. This is achieved by introducing Hata Luck®, a store management application offered by Knowledge Merchant Works Co., Ltd.
We are also providing corporate-led childcare services at four childcare facilities attached to commercial facilities: Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki (Kurashiki City, Okayama), Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Nagoya Minato Acres (Minato-ku, Nagoya City), Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu (Kisarazu City, Chiba), and Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port (Miyagino-ku, Sendai City).
To improve the ES of employees working at commercial facilities, we are remodeling employee lounges. These cheerful, spacious lounges with a café atmosphere are decorated in a highly individualized style for each facility, and are restful spaces where employees can spend some relaxing time. Convenience has been enhanced by installing vending machines for food and convenience store products.
LAZONA Kawasaki plaza
Creating New Value and Markets through Neighborhood Creation
The Group seeks to create new value and markets through the creation of neighborhoods with outstanding function and quality, while in constant pursuit of cutting-edge approaches. As such, we summarize our basic stance toward neighborhood creation with the following three points.The first is to integrate diverse functions and features, which involves promoting mixed use (combining applications and functions) and integrating the tangible and intangible aspects of the Group's operations. The second is to create communities, which entails connecting people who reside or gather in, or visit a particular area within that region, and the third is to work beyond the simple creation of neighborhoods to address specific needs as neighborhoods mature with age year after year through town management.
By establishing a virtuous cycle that comprises these three activity goals, we strive to create new value.
Our Efforts at TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA
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Our Efforts at Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park (MFLP)
Connecting Values Together with Customers and Creating New Values Together with Customers-based on this logistics business statement formulated in 2016, Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Parks (MFLP) are committed to creating value unbounded by existing categories. To that end, the Company is pursuing a wide range of measures. MFLP locations are advanced logistics facilities delivering not only enhanced efficiency, but also diverse benefits for the surrounding community. They create job opportunities at tenant enterprises, provide consulting support for recruiting and retaining personnel, create jobs for local construction firms, and generate economic activity for businesses located near the parks and their workforce.
As mixed-use facilities offering added value that suits conditions in surrounding communities, these logistics parks are implementing the following initiatives.
- Verification of specifications and inspection methods to prevent water leakage and formulation of measures to prevent recurrence
- Construction of non-contact ELV buttons is planned for Funabashi I and II to prevent infection and create facilities that accommodate new ways of working
- Provide workplaces for people with disabilities (art exhibits in restrooms, kitchen cars, and plant management in exterior areas)
- Planning of products that take women and LGBTQ into consideration (multipurpose restrooms, universal design, multilingual support, etc.)
- Touring, training, and hosting local elementary and junior high schools (In FY2021, MFLP Tachikawa-Tachihi started to host social studies tours)
- Holding community contribution events at MFLP Funabashi and Green Space (direct sales of vegetables directly delivered from Ota Market, and other events are being considered)
MFLP Funabashi Ⅲ
Our Efforts in the Nihonbashi Area
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Our Efforts to Eliminate Redeliveries
In response to the sharp increase in package delivery volume, which is becoming a social challenge, Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd. and Fulltime System Co., Ltd. have formulated a project to improve efficiency of delivery lockers at condominiums. The measures are outlined below:
- Expand the number of delivery lockers to meet current needs through redesign
- Raise the turnover rate of packages being placed in and removed from lockers
- Reduce the number of deliveries made to lockers
- Offer a locker status check service
These four measures will be progressively introduced at selected Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd. properties to enhance delivery locker efficiency, beginning with Park Tower Harumi (Chuo-ku, Tokyo), a large-scale residence completed in 2019.
Park Tower Harumi is introducing measures to enhance efficiency
Delivery lockers (concept)
Safe and Secure Neighborhood Creation
The Group aims to ensure safety and security by creating disaster-resilient neighborhoods, while working to raise awareness of disaster countermeasures through routine training, inspection, and education. We go beyond simply protecting the safety of employees, tenants, and customers, and strive to expand and improve measures for disaster preparedness in collaboration with local communities.
Disaster Countermeasures System
To ensure safety and security for the employees, tenant companies, and visitors to buildings and facilities managed by the Group, Mitsui Fudosan is promoting disaster countermeasure drills and lectures, and business continuity planning (BCP). To ensure the safety of our employees and tenants, we implement training based on disaster countermeasure manuals and BCPs as part of our disaster countermeasures.
The Company maintains a dedicated Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters at the Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower (Chuo-ku, Tokyo). Power is generated with gas from a medium-pressure line, which is highly reliable in disasters. This supplies the power required by the building's BCP, even in emergencies.
In the event of a major earthquake, we have in place measures to set up an emergency headquarters that reports directly to the president. To ensure that we are better prepared to respond to any disaster, employees in the disaster center take shifts and remain on duty during weekday nights and holidays. Our disaster response system coordinates with Group companies to ascertain the safety of employees and the status of damage to properties. Employees train in lifesaving procedures using automated external defibrillators (AED). By ensuring that there are certified employees at each worksite, we are working to raise the resuscitation rate for cardiac arrest.
Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters
Disaster Preparedness and BCP
Smart Energy Project
We are working to solve various social issues such as energy, environmental issues, and disaster prevention through urban development.
The "Smart Energy Project" has been launched was launched in 2019 starting in Nihonbashi. Through Mitsui Fudosan TG Smart Energy Co., Ltd., which was jointly established with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., an "energy center" centered on a large-scale cogeneration system fueled by city gas will be installed in a large-scale redevelopment building. This is an initiative to supply the generated electricity and air conditioning using the heat generated during the generation to the redevelopment and its surroundings.
In normal times, by effectively utilizing the heat generated during power generation, energy efficiency is improved, contributing to energy conservation and CO2 reduction in the city. In the event of a disaster (wide-area power outage), power is generated using gas drawn from highly earthquake-resistant pipes, and the supply of electricity and heating and cooling to the area is continued, improving the BCP performance of the supply building. Contribute to improving the disaster resistance of the city.
Smart energy projects have started operations in Toyosu in 2020 and Yaesu in August 2022, and we aim to realize a sustainable society by reducing the environmental burden and ensuring the safety and security of the city.
Smart Energy Projects by Mitsui Fudosan TG Smart Energy Co., Ltd.
- Nihonbashi Smart Energy Project (supply to start in April 2019)
- Toyosu Smart Energy Project (supply to start in April 2020)
- Yaesu Smart Energy Project (supply to start in September 2022)
Large gas cogeneration system
Disaster Countermeasures and BCP at Our Buildings
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, tenant needs have increased for safety, security and business continuity planning (BCP). In response, Mitsui Fudosan is implementing disaster countermeasures and BCP measures in its existing and newly built buildings to improve preparedness during normal times and responsiveness during emergencies.
Main Initiatives at Mitsui Offices
1 Securing electric power to maintain key functions for 72 hours after infrastructure shut-down
- (1) Emergency power generation equipment that can operate for 72 hours made standard in key buildings (also enabling exclusive power supply for specific areas)
- (2) Ability to maintain and quickly restore key functions (elevators, toilets, and ventilation systems, etc.) strengthened
- (3) The introduction of building damage evaluation systems expanded
2 Strengthening capacity to aid people unable to return home after a disaster
- (1) Deployment of disaster stockpiles enhanced
- Provision of a set amount of food and water for people unable to return home
- Provision of one days' rations of food and water per employee to tenants free of charge
- (2) Information dissemination enhanced (digital information signage installed)
- (3) Development of a manual for receiving people unable to return home in a disaster at receiving buildings
- (4) Conducting receiving drills for people unable to return home in a disaster
3 Establishing a permanent Crisis Management Center to act as a control center during disasters
- (1) A permanent Crisis Management Center that enables unified information management during disasters has been established
- (2) Fully equipped with multiple emergency communication devices, including new video communication systems with dedicated channels
- (3) On-duty monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- (4) Conduct company-wide collaborative training 3 times/year
4 Disaster prevention initiatives for tenant companies
- (1) Published "Disaster Preparedness Handbook" and "Guide to Preventing Office Fixtures from Falling or Overturning" to communicate the Company's disaster preparedness initiatives and the importance of measures for preventing falling and overturning of office fixtures
- (2) Develop a website to disseminate disaster prevention information (31 Disaster Prevention Web)
Mitsui Fudosan General Disaster Countermeasure Training
The Group carries out disaster countermeasure training based on its disaster countermeasure manuals and business continuity plan (BCP). In coordination with Group companies and tenants, Company-wide disaster countermeasure training for a large-scale earthquake is carried out twice a year, mainly on September 1 (Disaster Prevention Day) and March 11.
Joint general disaster countermeasures drill for tenants of Shinjuku Mitsui Building (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Disaster Countermeasures and BCP at Our Retail Facilities
At retail facilities operated by the Group, we have enhanced practical measures-such as preparing disaster manuals compatible with all facilities and publicizing customers' guided evacuation procedures as part of our initial disaster responses-and we pursue disaster countermeasure initiatives at our facilities.
Earthquake Drill Disaster Countermeasure Training: Assembly on Foot
The Company and Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd. carry out company-wide disaster countermeasure training and assembly on foot training to verify coordination between facilities in the event of a disaster.
Disaster Preparedness Program
At Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd., all employees take part in practical simulation training at the Disaster Preparedness Training Center located in Tokyo Midtown (Minato-ku, Tokyo). Through the three-day, eight-hour program, the goal is to develop disaster countermeasure skills including combatting fires, administering first aid, and carrying out rescue operations.
Disaster preparedness lecture
Disaster preparedness training
Quizzes and Workshops to Promote Disaster Awareness Among Local Residents
In cooperation with local governments, fire departments, and other entities, the Company and Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd. hold a series of disaster-related informational events, dubbed &EARTH Learn About Disaster Prevention!-BOSAI Stamp Rally, at retail facilities around the Tokyo metropolitan area, including LaLaports.
Disaster Countermeasures and BCP (MFLP, Logistics Facilities)
At Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Parks (MFLP), which are large-scale logistics facilities managed by the Company, we are engaged in the following efforts to bolster our BCP measures.
Seismic Isolation Structure
Placing a layer of special rubber in a building's foundations insulates them from the ground and, in turn, minimizes damage to buildings during large earthquakes.
Emergency Power Generators
We have installed emergency power generators as a backup electricity supply for lighting in common areas and office sections not only during blackouts but in cases of earthquakes and fires.
Vending Machines During Disasters
We have installed vending machines set to provide free drinks during disasters.
We maintain disaster stockpiles at multi-tenant warehouses (sufficient for one to three days depending on the property).
Remote Monitoring Using Surveillance Cameras
We have installed a surveillance camera system that enables disaster countermeasure headquarters to determine the situation on the ground.
- Examination of BCP assuming eruption of Mt. Fuji
- Conducting disaster drills twice a year and standardizing 72-hour power supply in the event of power outage in new buildings (common areas)
MFLP Funabashi III
MFLP Ichikawa Shiohama II
Medical Heliport through a Public-Private-Academic Partnership
As part of a cooperative agreement with Ayase City, we have installed an aluminium-deck heliport on the roof of MFLP Tomei Ayase, the first of its kind for a domestic logistics facility, and we are working with the city's fire department and Tokai University Hospital's emergency center. Normally, the heliport can be used for emergency medical care, but in the event of a disaster, it can be used as an emergency base of operations for support staff and supplies.
Disaster Countermeasures and BCP (Hotels)
To help ensure business continuity in our hotels, we have ensured that all of the elevators we operate are seismically resistant. All hotels are equipped with emergency backup generators capable of operating for approximately 24 hours, and a surveillance system connected with headquarters to monitor conditions at each site.
Disaster Countermeasures Together with the Community and Society
In addition to bolstering disaster preparedness in its buildings and facilities, the Group is working to strengthen preparedness in surrounding communities and neighborhoods. We are engaged in a wide range of activities to raise awareness of disaster preparedness among residents and those working in the area.
The Community Comes Together to Participate in Nihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training
With help from Tokyo's Chuo City government, the Company and Nihonbashi Muromachi Area Management carry out disaster preparedness training in the Nihonbashi Area every March in conjunction with Fire Prevention Campaign Week in the spring.
Nihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training
Kumamoto Earthquakes Research Report Distributed to Related Government Ministries and Agencies as Well as Universities
Since the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, Mitsui Home Co., Ltd. has carried out inspections of all of its residences exposed to shaking of intensity 7 or greater. After the Kumamoto earthquakes of 2016, we sent over 1,600 people to investigate 1,263 Mitsui Home residences in the affected area, and published the findings in a research report. Of the buildings investigated, none were completely destroyed, and only 10 were slightly damaged. This result demonstrates the outstanding seismic resistance of Mitsui Home Co., Ltd.'s 2x4 design and construction methods. We distributed the report, published in February 2017, to related government ministries and agencies as well as universities, to share this earthquake-related data.
Improving the Quality of Urban Development
The Group works diligently to ensure the quality management of its buildings as well as every other facet of its business operations, including products and services, as the foundation for providing safety, security, and comfort to its customers. We are convinced that the delivery of quality-based security, safety, and comfort is a prerequisite for realizing customer satisfaction (CS).
Each business draws up its own design guidelines, manuals, etc. on quality management and puts them into practice to ensure that quality is managed thoroughly. The guidelines, manuals, etc. are also reviewed and revised as needed to reflect customer feedback, problems that have taken place, etc. Reviews of safety-related matters are carried out from time to time as well as following a disaster.
Principal Guidelines, etc. of Each Business Area
Performance Evaluations by Evaluation Bodies
With the exception of certain properties, Housing Performance Indication System evaluation reports are obtained at both the design and construction stages for built-for-sale condominiums from a third-party organization registered with Japan's Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as an objective evaluation of quality management. In addition, Mitsui Home Co., Ltd.'s custom-built detached residences are also constructed to perform to the high standards of the Housing Performance Indication System.
Basic Urban Development Design
The Group realizes outstanding function and quality in basic designs for neighborhood creation, while always pursuing innovation. Our aim is to create new value for the future of the people who live in these neighborhoods.
Our Efforts at Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
The Group has positioned Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City (Kashiwa City, Chiba) as a cutting-edge model city to respond to a wide range of social challenges, including environmental challenges, a super-aging society, and economic stagnation. We are promoting the development of next-generation neighborhoods with participation from the public, private, and academic sectors.
Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha (UDCK) Received Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award
UDCK received the 6th Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award for Urban Design Corporations (Urban Design Leader Support Category). Through public-private-academic collaboration, UDCK formulated project plans, coordinated designs, conducted post-project space management, and deployed organizations to implement these and relevant management methods to other regions. In this way, UDCK contributed to energizing projects as a whole by supporting leaders of neighborhood creation. The award recognized these contributions.
Urban Design and Management through Public-Private-Academic Collaboration Received the Ishikawa Award
The Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha (UDCK) is a public-private-academic cooperative effort between Kashiwa City, Mitsui Fudosan, the University of Tokyo, and Chiba University. The center's urban design and management work was awarded the fiscal 2016 Ishikawa Award bestowed by the City Planning Institute of Japan.
Our Efforts at Mitsui Fudosan Residential
Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd.'s built-for-sale condominiums-Park Homes Nakameguro (Meguro-ku, Tokyo), Park Homes Nakano Honcho The Residence (Nakano-ku, Tokyo), and one other property-received the Japan Institute of Design Promotion's Good Design award in FY2021. This was the 22nd consecutive year that Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co., Ltd. has received this award.
Our Efforts at Nihonbashi
The Nihonbashi Revitalization Plan for Preserving and Revitalizing Heritage while Creating the Future
Nihonbashi (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) has flourished as a center of commerce and culture since the Edo period. The Group's over three-hundred year history is closely associated with this area. To express our love and appreciation for Nihonbashi, we have begun the Nihonbashi Revitalization Plan with the concept of creating while retaining and reviving, to stimulate the area and make it even more attractive. We are collaborating with government, private enterprise, and local residents to create a new neighborhood that combines tradition and renewal.
Fukutoku Garden was established as a spacious plaza covering more than a thousand square meters among the buildings of Nihonbashi that are undergoing redevelopment. It is a restful spot which utilizes the nature of Japan to reproduce the history and tradition the area has fostered. The greenery surrounding the adjacent Fukutoku Shrine and its approach enables visitors to enjoy the beauty of the four seasons.
Creating Neighborhoods by Creating Roads in Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi in Tokyo flourished as the starting point of the five major highways leading to other parts of Japan. The Company is following a policy of Building Neighborhoods by Building Roads to avoid unplanned redevelopment in this area and ensure coexistence with the culture and tradition that is a product of Nihonbashi, with its historic buildings. As a first step, we are preserving the appearance of the area by unifying the height of the lower floors of buildings along Nihonbashi's iconic main street at 31 meters. Furthermore, by developing facilities and creating green spaces suited to the characteristics of the streets that have been loved in the area from the distant past, we are creating spaces for people to gather and enjoy themselves. Edo was known for its extensive network of canals, and by restoring some of this network as well, we are using the creation of roads as a point of departure to create the Nihonbashi of the future.
Nihonbashi, Chuo-dori (main street)
HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto), under the brand concept of "EMBRACING JAPAN'S BEAUTY," offers a space to stay blending traditional Japanese unique beauty found in traditional culture, architecture, craftsmanship, and food with contemporary design, harmonizing historical and progressive elements. The guestrooms are designed to resemble a traditional tea ceremony room, and has been created using natural materials and craftsmanship. In addition, the courtyard has a landscape design that respects the spirit of "Niwaya Ichijo".
The Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Kawaramachi Jokyoji (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto) will be a unique building complex in collaboration with a temple that preserves Kyoto's history and culture. Kyoto is dotted with numerous temples that are not only tourist attractions but also serve as spiritual places for the people living there. However, some temples have been forced to close due to aging buildings, lack of successors, and a decline in the number of priests. As one solution to these social issues, this project is a new model case of temple revitalization, in which a hotel and a temple development are integrated.
Entrance to HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO
Entrance of Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Kawaramachi Jokyoji
"WOODY BEAR", an objet d'art created with the theme of carved wooden bears, a traditional craft of Hokkaido, is used for the interior design of the Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo West (Chuo-ku, Sapporo City). Based on the concept of creating new values that interpret tradition in an innovative way, everyday wooden furniture such as chairs and tables are dismantled and precisely layered to create new contours.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo West
Wooden condominium MOCXION
In July 2021, Mitsui Home Co., Ltd. launched "MOCXION," a new brand of wooden condominiums using "wood" which is a sustainable construction resource that is friendly to people and the environment, as a structural material. The first property, MOCXION INAGI (Inagi City, Tokyo), was recognized as a large-scale medium-rise wooden construction project that is highly popular, and was selected as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's FY2020 Sustainable Building Leading Project (Leading Type of Wooden Construction). In addition, in 2021, MOCXION received the Good Design Award for its environmental friendliness.
Mute 45–50: Mitsui Home's High Sound-Insulating Floor System
Mitsui Home Co., Ltd.'s highly sound-insulating floor system Mute 45-50 received an award in the Designs Contributing to the Safety and Security of Children category at the 11th Kids Design Awards. The system boasts excellent floor sound insulation and shock absorbing performance-at the highest level in the housing industry-which allows families rearing children to live freely, without worrying about sounds being transmitted to lower floors. Due to its outstanding shock absorbing performance, Mute 45-50 can also be used outside homes in nurseries, kindergartens, and medical facilities to reduce impact on the body and improve safety in case of falls.
Housing complex incorporating Mute 45-50
City Redevelopment Projects
The Group aims to realize the principles of coexisting in harmony with society, linking diverse values, and achieving a sustainable society. Furthermore, our stance toward neighborhood creation encompasses the following three activity goals.
- Integration of diverse functions and features by promoting mixed use (combining applications and functions) and integrating the tangible and intangible aspects of the Group's operations.
- Creation of communities by connecting regions with the people who reside, gather in, or visit the area.
- Working beyond the simple creation of neighborhoods to address, through town management, specific needs as neighborhoods mature with age year after year.
In office buildings and all other developments, we take into account access to public transport. With locations near transport hubs, we offer convenience and safety, and also promote environmentally friendly use of public transportation at retail facilities, hotels, and other places where many people gather, to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Moreover, in all development, we evaluate accessibility for people with disabilities, take measures within the scope stipulated by laws and regulations, and in some cases make additional efforts.
Main Redevelopment Projects
Tokyo Nihonbashi Area
In collaboration with the local community, the Group strives to energize the Nihonbashi area by strengthening its function as a life science hub, while making use of the history and culture passed down from the Edo period in neighborhood creation and events.
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Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
The Group has positioned Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City (Kashiwa City, Chiba) as a cutting-edge model city to respond to a wide range of social challenges, including environmental challenges, a super-aging society, and economic stagnation. We are promoting the development of next-generation neighborhoods with participation from the public, private, industrial, and academic sectors.
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TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA
TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA (Minato-ku, Tokyo), which opened on March 29, 2018, aims to create new future-oriented experiences and value while carrying on the history and tradition of Hibiya, which first developed as a setting for social interaction and relaxation in the Meiji era, and played a major role in the modernization of Japan.
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