Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Private-Public Partnership in the Tokyo Station Area

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Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Tokyo 15:00-17:00



The WBG Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will host a seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) on October 8, 2015 from 15:00-17:00 (JST). 

In this seminar, speakers will introduce how the Tokyo Station area, Japan’s oldest Western-style office district first developed at the turn of the 20th century transformed itself into one of the most economically and socially dynamic, environmentally sustainable, and resilient public places in Japan by focusing on the regulatory and institutional frameworks that were conducive to the success of the redevelopment. Presentations will also highlight the “soft” components of city planning and illustrate that strong public-private collaborations can create shared value for companies, communities, and the environment.

The Tokyo Station area, 120 ha of land surrounding the Tokyo Station comprised by the Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho districts in Chiyoda Ward houses 4,000 companies, which generate a revenue totaling over 135 trillion yen or about 10% of Japan’s total corporate revenue. It covers 13 stations and 21 railway lines including that of bullet trains that connect Tokyo with other regional cities in Japan. The Tokyo Station area with its proximity to the Imperial Palace, is also a pedestrian-friendly, socially vibrant area where tourists and locals can enjoy its trendy cafes and shops or stroll around to watch street performances. Eco-friendly and aseismic technologies were introduced to the new buildings and infrastructure while preserving some of the historical architectures and city scape. Since 1890, the Tokyo Station Area has been continuously transforming itself and has evolved in to a more economically dynamic, environmentally sustainable and resilient public place that represents Tokyo.

Drawing lessons from the Tokyo Station area redevelopment, panelists will discuss how the experience in the regulatory and institutional frameworks for land development and private-public collaborations can be applied in other contexts, particularly in developing countries.

Event Date:

Thursday, October 8th, 2015


Tokyo Development Learning Center

Joint Organizers:

The World Bank (GSURR/GTIDR/TDLC/ECAJP) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Government of Japan (GoJ) 

Supporting Organizations:

World Resources Institute (WRI), CITYNET, JICA JABODETABEK Urban Transportation Policy Integration Project Phase 2 (JUTPI 2) Team

Connecting sites:

Delhi             11:30 - 13:30
Jakarta           13:00 - 15:00
Kolkata           11:30 - 13:30
Singapore         14:00 - 16:00
Surabaya         13:00 - 15:00
Tokyo             15:00 - 17:00


Mr. Tatsuo Nishimoto, Deputy General Manager, Urban Coordination Office, Urban Development Promotion Department, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Dr. Miki Yasui, Professor, Department of Community Development, Faculty of Social Policy and Administration, Hosei Univeristy


Daniel Levine 
Senior Officer, CCSA, and Acting Manager of TDLC, The World Bank

How to Participate

Pre-registration is required.
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English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)


This session will be webcast live. 
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The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) serves as a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience on development through partnerships with various public and private organizations in Japan and other countries. The program helps to support the World Bank Group’s knowledge strategy which focuses on becoming a “Solutions Bank” to more effectively support its clients in applying evidence-based solutions to development challenges.  With its unique mix of information and communications technology (ICT) facilities, connectivity, and expertise, coupled with a strong partner network, TDLC is very well placed to deliver knowledge and to support dialogue and consultation on development challenges and solutions with a broad range of stakeholders all across the globe. TDLC is funded by the Government of Japan and managed by the Social, Urban, Rural and Resiliency Global Practice (GSURR) of the World Bank Group.

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2014, the WBG provided $61 billion to developing countries and an estimated 963 loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to promote economic growth, fight poverty, and assist private enterprise. It is governed by 188 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions, and is introducing fourteen Global Practices as well as five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

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