Google will relocate to the Mori Tower in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills complex where Goldman Sachs Group has its Japan headquarters.
Google Japan will move this year from Cerulean Tower in Shibuya, central Tokyo, to accommodate its rising number of employees, Yoshito Funabashi, a spokesman for the Internet company in Tokyo, said in an interview. Hideki Nomura, a spokesman at Roppongi Hills operator Mori Building, confirmed the agreement, though both spokesmen declined to elaborate on the details.
Google is poised to be among the biggest companies that pay rent to Japan’s largest private real-estate developer, which is seeking to increase occupancy at the 238-meter, 54-story, Mori Tower. Google, which entered the Japanese market in 2001, has increased its staff to take a larger slice of the market from rivals including Yahoo Japan.