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The Kasumigaseki Building ( 霞が関ビル , Kasumigaseki biru ? ) is a 30-story skyscraper located in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. The building is widely regarded as the first modern office skyscraper in Japan. The reason high-rise buildings were not built in the country earlier was that the Building Standard Law set a uniform maximum height of 31 m to protect the cityscape and avoid the technical issues involved in building large buildings in a country prone to earthquakes.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers has an office in the building. At one time All Nippon Airways had its headquarters in the building. At one time Mitsui Chemicals had its headquarters in the building. 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. Two airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Union des Transports Aériens, at one time had offices in the building.
In popular culture
The Kasumigaseki Building is the main subject of the film Chōkōsō no Akebono , which was backed by Kajima Construction, the company that built the Kasumigaseki Building.