Archive for the ‘Roppongi Azabu’ Category

Izumi Garden

Friday, February 27th, 2009

euomi garden Izumi Garden

Izumi Garden was built in June 2002 and was built by Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. and Mori Building Co. Nearest station is Roppongi-itchome Station, which is on the Namboku Line.

Izumi Garden comprises of a Izumi Garden Tower, museum, event hall, fitness club, hotel and residential tower. It has the usual complement of shops, restaurants and offices.

Map: Izumi Garden

Keyakizaka Winter Illumination SNOW & BLUE

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Even though Christmas has passed, there will be illumination along Keyakizaka-dori (road towards Azabu-Juban) near Roppongi Hills. Enjoy the lights!

When: December 26-February 15
Where: Keyakizaka-dori behind Roppongi Hills
Time: 17:00-23:00

Illumination at Roppongi Hills

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

roppongi hils Illumination at Roppongi Hills

Tokyo is ablaze with Christmas illumination at this time of the year. One of the most famous ones is the area around Roppongi Hills. The ones along Keyakizaka-dori (road towards Azabu-Juban) are especially nice. It got off rather early on November 5th and will last till December 25th.

The trees near the main entrance (66 Plaza) will also be lit with red and auburn lights. Also, a small pond and garden (Mouri Teien) near the arena will be decorated. Definitely worth a look.

When: Until December 25
Where: Roppongi Hills and surrounding areas
Time: 17:00-23:00 (Mouri Teien and Keyakizaka-dori)/ 17:00-24:00 66 Plaza

代々木公園イベント広場10月のスケジュール- Yoyogi Park Event Area Oct Schedule

Saturday, October 4th, 2008


Here is the map of the Yoyogi Park Event Area and October Schedule
Yoyogi Park Event Area
Yoyogi Park Event Schedule

Halloween 2008 at Roppongi Hills: Oct 25 (Saturday)

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

There will be a Halloween parade for kids at Roppongi Hills this weekend. Dress up your kid(s) and walk around the area. There will even be trick or treating after the parade.

Location: Roppongi Hills (Meet at Arena)
When: Oct 25 (Sat) Call 03-6406-6611 for times.
Website: Halloween Parade

21st Tokyo International Film Festival: Oct 18-26

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

The 21st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is currently taking place now and the main venues will be in Roppongi Hills and Bunkamura. TIFF has a goal to be recognized as one of the four best film festivals of the world, along with Cannes, Berlin and Venice. The stars are out, so take in the sights and check out some of the screenings.

Locations: Le Cinema, Theatre Cocoon, Orchard Hall, and Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills
When: Oct 21st (Tue.) – Oct 24th(Fri.)

Presidential Election Debate! Let’s Get it On! – Sept 30

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

mccain Presidential Election Debate! Lets Get it On!   Sept 30 VERSUS obama Presidential Election Debate! Lets Get it On!   Sept 30

McCain vs Obama! Well, not really. It’s more like the Republicans Abroad Japan Chairman Lance Gatling vs Democrats Abroad Japan Chair Lauren Shannon. But it should be a lot of fun! There will be a metal detector at the entrance, so please leave your weapons at home.

Moderators will be Brian Nelson and Michael Alfant

Location: Hobgoblin Roppongi
When: Tuesday September 30th
Time: Doors open 7:30pm, Debate begins at 8pm
Democrats Abroad Japan Website:
Republicans Abroad Japan Website:


Lehman Brothers – Roppongi Hills’ Third Major Casualty

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

hills 225x300 Lehman Brothers   Roppongi Hills Third Major Casualty

Japan Financial Services agency has ordered Lehman Brothers Holdings to cease operations by September 26 and for the company to protect its investors and assets in Japan. Well, we’re not a news agency, so what we are really wondering is what will happen to their offices in Roppongi Hills. Their offices are located on the 29F〜32F of Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills.

This is the third major firm who had offices in Roppongi Hills to have serious problems. Remember Livedoor and Murakami Fund? Yep and Livedoor has now relocated to Kabukicho in Shinjuku and Murakami Fund may be operating from a jail cell (Fund disbanded and Murakami arrested in 2006). Actually Cybird also went private (hmm..”delisted”), most likely from its falling stock price. Maybe it’s just bad luck. Wonder who’s next. In any case, less drinking at the nearby bar Heartland I guess.

Locations: Mori Tower Roppongi Hills and Heartland

Yes We Can Barack the Vote! A Get Out the Vote Event: Sept 18

Monday, September 15th, 2008

barack the votesm Yes We Can Barack the Vote! A Get Out the Vote Event: Sept 18

Yes We Can Barack the Vote! A Get Out the Vote Event

Americans, Friends, Family, & Fun: Everyone is Welcome!

Enjoy Excellent Live Bands, DJ’s, Videos, Dance Performances, and Voter Registration table.

Purchase Obama stuff!! T-shirts, Buttons, and all kinds of stuff!! Register to Vote the whole (well, lots) of the evening! Come join us, because time is short and your ballot has a long way to go!

Email for more information and to reserve your advance sales ticket.

Location: Super Deluxe
When: Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 7pm until very late

Tickets: 3500 yen in advance; 4000 yen at the door

If you would like the Advance Price tickets, please contact Lauren Shannon (

Americans Abroad: Register for your overseas absentee ballot by going to Remember, you are NOT automatically registered, even if you voted in the Primary. Send in your ballot request by September 20th!!

NOTE: If Republicans would like to post a similar event, please email info to

Devex’s International Development Happy Hour: Sept 10 (Wed)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

The Development World Comes Together in Tokyo on September 10

One of the most popular international development event in Tokyo – the 2nd Annual Devex Tokyo International Development Happy Hour. This event brings together young, emerging, and established leaders in the international development field for an opportunity to meet and network in an informal setting. Enjoy drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at Suji’s. Above is a video from last year.

Location: Suji’s Bar and Restaurant
When: September 10 (Wed) 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Entrance: Free of charge
Please register from the following website after login:

In the previous year, this event has drawn more than 150 professionals working in international development, global health, humanitarian relief and related fields. Devex invites members and non-members alike to attend and meet colleagues from donor agencies, NGOs, development consulting companies, think-tanks, and universities. There is no official program – just an opportunity to get to know other professionals in this community.