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The Dentsu Building in Higashi-Shinbashi
A yakitori shop under the railway tracks near Shimbashi

Shinbashi (新橋), sometimes transliterated Shimbashi, is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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EtymologyEdit

Read literally, the characters in Shinbashi mean "new bridge".

HistoryEdit

The area was the site of a bridge built across the Shiodome River in 1604. The river was later filled in.[1] Shinbashi was the Tokyo terminus of the first railway in Japan in 1872. It remains a major railway hub and has since developed into a commercial center, most recently with the construction of the Shiodome "Shiosite" high-rise office complex.

Places in ShinbashiEdit

EconomyEdit

The Shiodome City Center building in Shiodome includes the corporate headquarters and public and investor relations offices of Fujitsu,[2] the headquarters of All Nippon Airways,[3][4] and the headquarters of ANA subsidiaries Air Nippon and ANA & JP Express.[5][6] In addition ANA subsidiary Air Japan has some offices in Shiodome City Center.[7] In the late 1960s All Nippon Airways had its headquarters in the Hikokan Building in Shinbashi.[8]

Other companies in Shinbashi include:[citation needed]

Train stationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
Shinbashi in 1908
  1. ^ JAPAN THIS! March 26, 2013 Retrieved September 20, 2015
  2. ^ "Fujitsu's Corporate Headquarters Archived 2006-04-27 at the Wayback Machine." Fujitsu. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "Principal Offices." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "ANA City Offices/Ticketing Offices Japan Archived 2009-03-04 at the Wayback Machine." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.
  5. ^ "Company Profile Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine." ANA & JP Express. Retrieved on February 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "会社概要." Air Nippon. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  7. ^ "Company Guide." Air Japan. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  8. ^ "World Airline Survey." Flight Global. April 10, 1969. 559.

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