Kanagawa Pref. to sell site of planned governor’s residence

Kanagawa Prefectural Governor Yuji Kuroiwa announced that the planned construction of the official governor’s residence has been canceled and the land will be put up for sale.

In the event of a disaster, the prefecture wanted the governor to live within walking distance to the prefectural office. However, the prefecture’s worsening financial conditions have forced them to cut back on some expenditures.

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Former Olympus president transferred private real estate holdings to family

The Tower & Parks Denenchofu Mizonoguchi is a 32-storey condominium built in 2006. Apartments in this building are priced at around 614,000 Yen/sqm (722 USD/sqft).

Former Olympus president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa transferred two of his privately held apartments to his family members in November 2011.

The transfer took place immediately following the announcement of the concealed corporate losses. It is thought that he transferred his property ownership in anticipation of civil prosecution.

According to the real estate title documents, Kikukawa owned two apartments in a 32-storey residential building in Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki City. He jointly owned a 110sqm apartment on the 30th floor with his son who currently resides in the UK, and fully owned a 105sqm apartment on the 28th floor. His ownership of both apartments were transferred to relatives on November 17th.

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