Why the Landmark Tower?
Choosing the Landmark Tower as your home base in Japan makes sense for many reasons. When foreign companies set up shop in Japan, they immediately face a series of important questions:
- How do we put forth a credible, respectable image?
- Where do we find motivated and talented local staff?
- In case of an earthquake or other emergency, is our Japan office safe?
- How can we ease the burden of foreign employees as they live and do business in a foreign country?
- How do we keep costs under control?
Locate your office in the Landmark Tower, and these questions become a lot easier to answer. First, the Landmark Tower is a prestigious building owned by Mitsubishi Estate Co.,Ltd., a major player in the real estate industry in Japan. A Landmark Tower address brings instant credibility to your company.
Second, the Landmark Tower is located in Kanagawa, a bustling prefecture of 8.5 million residents, the third biggest in Japan. Finding talented staff is not hard in a prefecture with 38 universities and a student population of 190,000. And by setting up near Tokyo, you'll glean the benefits of being a short commute away without having to put up with the hassles of life in the capital.
When it comes to safety, the Landmark Tower is second to none. It was designed to limit the damage of a big earthquake or other natural disaster. Its foundation has a strong mud-and-rock layer, which is essential for minimizing the effects of a quake. The Landmark Tower also employs state-of-the-art security systems.
As for making foreign employees feel at home, Yokohama has a long and rich tradition of being open to foreign travelers. Since the Meiji Opening in the mid-19th century, it has served as a center of foreign trade. There are several prestigious international schools in Yokohama, a considerable foreign population, German, Korean and Chinese schools, plenty of English-speaking doctors and the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club, a popular club founded in 1868, where foreign residents can play golf, tennis, squash, rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey and much more.
Moreover, it takes only about 90 minutes to travel from Landmark Tower to Narita airport, 30 minutes to Tokyo station and Shibuya station, and 20 minutes to drive to Haneda airport.
Another Yokohama advantage is cost: Office and housing costs tend to be cheaper than equivalent spaces in Tokyo.
Of course, the Landmark Tower's ace-in-the-hole is its Business Concierge service, which helps new companies in every aspect of doing business in Japan. This service makes locating in Landmark Tower the smart choice. For example, if your company needs IT support, the Business Concierge can provide it. You don't need to recruit your own bilingual engineer. In just about every aspect of business translation, legal advice, IT, human resources, etc. The Business Concierge can offer support.
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