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Municipal Research Building

photo:Municipal Research Building on the outside

photo:Municipal Research Building in the room

Municipal Research Building (TIMR Building) was built with a donation from the Yasuda Family to TIMR Chairman Shinpei Goto. The building, together with the Hibiya Public Hall, later placed under control of the city of Tokyo (now Tokyo Metropolis), was completed in October 1929.

Zenjiro Yasuda I believed that TIMR having its own building as well as its own financial resources was indispensable in assuring the neutrality of the research institute. The building survived the war and still provides a firm financial footing for independent research.

The elegant old building (basement floor and six stories above ground, with a four-storied tower) with its tower clock is a Hibiya landmark. It is located in Hibiya Park and is managed as an integral part of the park. The tenants are restricted to organizations of a public nature and providers of public benefit.