Akasaka SacasEdit profile
akasaka Sacas (赤坂サカス, Akasaka Sakasu?) is the area in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, where the TBS Broadcasting Center and the site of the "Akasaka 5-chome TBS Development Project" stand.Overview
Construction began in February 2005 and the buildings were completed in January 2008. akasaka Sacas was opened on March 20, 2008, following Akasaka Biz Tower Shops&Dining. It was created for the recreation of the area around the TBS station. Following the creation of TBS broadcasting center in 1994, the akasaka Sacas project was finally completed after 17 years for the 40th anniversary in 1991. "Sacas Opening Fes" was held from March 20 until April 4, 2008.
"Sacas" (Sakasu (咲かす?)) means letting the cherry blossoms bloom, and also means lots of hills (Japanese for hill, Saka (坂?), plus s). Also, when "akasaka Sacas" is written backwards, it becomes "Saca, Saka, Saka" (three hills). This naming was done purposely.Facilities and buildings
- TBS Broadcasting Center 35°40′18″N 139°44′04″E / 35.671771°N 139.734444°E / 35.671771; 139.734444
- the headquarters of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (TBS HD)
- the headquarters of Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS TV)
- the headquarters of TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (TBS Radio)
- the headquarters of BS-TBS, Inc.
- the headquarters of C-TBS, Inc.
- Sacas Hiroba (Sacas広場?)
- Akasaka Biz Tower 35°40′24″N 139°44′12″E / 35.673329°N 139.736611°E / 35.673329; 139.736611
- the headquarters of Hakuhodo DY Group Companies (Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc., Hakuhodo, Inc., Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Inc.)
- the headquarters of EMI Music Japan, Inc.
- Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. Tokyo Branch Office
- Akasaka Biz Tower Shops&Dining
- Akasaka BLITZ (operated by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.)
- Akasaka ACT Theater (operated by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.)
- Akasaka The Residence