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commercial posh district in Minato-ku, located west of the government
center in Nagata-chô and north of Roppongi night life district.
Akasaka, including the neighboring area of Aoyama,
was a ward of
Tôkyô City from 1878 to 1947, and maintains a branch office
of the Minato City government. The State Guest House (geihinkan)
in Moto Akasaka is a
facility in which the government accommodates visiting state
dignitaries. The architect KATAYAMA Tokuma
neo baroque structure as a residence for the Crown Prince.