Connecting realities through cyberspace [The Japan Times]





Meanwhile, major real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate will exhibit its transformation of the Marunouchi district in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. The company has recently revamped the area, generally considered home to large traditional companies in the last century, as an interactive hub of startups and large established corporations.

While Marunouchi is home to more Fortune Global 500 companies and publicly listed companies than other business areas in Tokyo such as Shinjuku, Nihonbashi and Shinagawa, the area is also a base for smaller companies.

Egg Japan, Finolab and Inspired.Lab — all located in Marunouchi — serve as rental offices for entities with up to 20 individuals. Each also offers various services such as networking events.

On the security front, Mitsubishi Estate is looking to showcase cutting-edge technologies designed specifically with offices in mind, created in collaboration with technology startups and corporations.

For example, Mitsubishi Estate plans to exhibit SQ-2, an automated security robot developed by Seqsense Inc. SQ-2 was first used in the Otemachi Park Building on Aug. 29, marking its first step into the commercial market. When patrolling, SQ-2 records and analyzes images and sounds in real time to detect suspicious objects and individuals. It can also make conversation.