This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology.
Clip Nihonbashi, managed by 31 Ventures which is backed by Mitsui Fudosan, has opened up a new structure housing itself as well as the satellite venture Axelspace (the latter on upper floors of the premises). The collaboration/meeting place was formerly located at CM Building in Nihonbashi nearby, albeit on the sixth floor in addition to being in a building shuttered after 6pm.
The modern glass-covered facilities including a reception, conference rooms and locker space, along with a small cafe-esque operation run by a “socially-aware” startup, is conveniently placed adjacent to a major thoroughfare road. Some 90 seats are available for member use, and about a hundred people can be held in case a large event needs to be held.
Mitsui Fudosan is supporting other similar establishment in the Tokyo area, including central Kamiyacho and Kasumigaseki areas within the city proper, not to the KOIL facilities in Kashiwanoha on the Tsukuba Express (TX) train line running from Tokyo’s Akihabara to Tsukuba, the science city sited to the northeast. Actually, Axelspace was first headquartered along TX.
There is also a “Life Science Hub” building not far from Clip Nihonbashi since the locality is replete with major pharmaceutical concerns, like Astellas and Daiichi Sankyo plus popular medicament providers such as Kowa and Zeria. In fact, Takeda is now constructing its new Tokyo building right down the street to Clip Nihonbashi.
In terms of Clip Nihonbashi access, it is situated right above the Japan Railway Shin-Nihonbashi Station, a single stop away from the Tokyo terminal, in addition to being near Mitsukoshimae Station on the Ginza and Hanzomon Metro subway lines. It is also in hiking distance to other railway stations like JR Kanda and subway Nihonbashi stations.