Business Travel

Business toolkit: Tips for Tokyo

The conversation starter, the app and the shopping mall for your next business trip to Tokyo

Conversation starter: I, taxi

Highlight Tokyo’s tech prowess at a work meeting by bringing up the city’s plan to deploy driverless taxis. The unmanned vehicles were tested with real passengers in August and September, following a route between the busy districts of Otemachi and Roppongi. The goal is to have driverless taxis ready to go by 2020, when the Olympics are held in the city.

The app: Ms. Green

This primer on Japan, covering topics like city landmarks and culture, is presented as manga. The app is practical, too, letting users book tours and hotels as they appear in the comic stories. It’s a fun read, even if you know a lot about the country already.

After hours: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

There’s always something new to see in Tokyo, and the latest is Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, a mall and office complex everyone is talking about. It opened in March in Hibiya, which is walking distance from entertainment area Ginza and business hub Marunouchi, and offers plenty of dining options, a cinema and a 450-seat conference hall.

Fact file

Central business district: Maronouchi

Airport to CBD (by train): one hour from Narita; 30 mins from Haneda

Currency: HK$1 ≈ ¥14.30

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