Kasumigaseki (霞が関, 霞ヶ関 or 霞ケ関) is a district in Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is the location of most of Japan's cabinet ministry offices. The name is often used as a metonym for the Japanese government bureaucracy, as opposed to Nagatachō, which refers to the elected government or the legislative branch. Kasumigaseki Station was one of the stations affected during the Tokyo subway sarin attack.

Notable sites

Government offices

Other buildings

Subway stations


Japan Post Holdings has its headquarters in Kasumigaseki.[7] Tokuyama Corporation has its headquarters in Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower and PricewaterhouseCoopers has offices on the 15th floor of the Kasumigaseki Building.[8][9] Also in the Kasumigaseki Building has its headquarters the Lixil Group Corporation.[10]

At different points of time All Nippon Airways and Mitsui Chemicals had their headquarters in the Kasumigaseki Building.[11][12] In July 1978, when Nippon Cargo Airlines first began, it operated within a single room inside All Nippon Airways's space in the Kasumigaseki Building.[13]

At one time Cantor Fitzgerald had an office in the Toranomon Mitsui Building in Kasumigaseki.[14]


  1. "Ministry Access by Public Transportation." (Archive) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Retrieved on April 6, 2009. "Address: 2nd Bldg. of the Central Common Government Office, 2-1-2, Kasumigaseski [sic], Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8926, Japan"
  2. "Home." (English) Japan Transport Safety Board. Retrieved on April 27, 2013. "2-1-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (100-8918)" Japanese address: "〒100-8918 東京都千代田区霞が関2-1-2"
  3. "Index.pdf." (Archive) National Public Safety Commission. Retrieved on April 6, 2009. "〒100-8974 東京都千代田区霞が関2-1-2"
  4. "Japan's first skyscraper turns 30". Japan Times. 1998-04-17. Archived from the original on 2015-03-24.
  5. "Contact Us." Asian Development Bank Institute. Retrieved on February 19, 2012. "ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INSTITUTE Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6008, Japan"
  6. "Contacts." (Archive) Asian Development Bank. Retrieved on February 19, 2012. "Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-6008, Japan"
  7. "About Japan Post Archived 2010-04-12 at the Wayback Machine." Japan Post Holdings. Retrieved on April 24, 2010.
  8. "Business Sites in Japan." Tokuyama Corporation. Retrieved on February 13, 2015.
  9. "PwC office locations in Japan." PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  10. "Corporate Information." Lixil Group Corporation. Retrieved on October 13, 2016.
  11. "What's New." Mitsui Chemicals. June 5, 2001. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  12. "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 30, 1985. 50." Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
  13. "Chapter 3. On the path to becoming a member of the incumbent carrier group." Nippon Cargo Lines. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  14. "office locations." Cantor Fitzgerald. March 4, 2000. Retrieved on October 4, 2009.

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