On February 16, Bridgestone reported the sale of a company housing compound in Roppongi to an unnamed buyer for a staggering ¥63.4 billion (US$422 million) profit over its original book value. A private bidding process took place last year, drawing quite a bit of interest. The land had been originally held by the Bridgestone family since 1897. The traditional residence was destroyed in WWII air raids. 

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