Abeno Harukas skyscraper, the tallest building in All Japan news, is getting open on Friday in Osaka, after Kintetsu Corp., one of the main rail operators in western All Japan news, spent Y130 billion ($1.3 billion) and four years constructing the 300-meter building.
The skyscraper will surpass the 296-meter Landmark Tower in Yokohama, about 20 miles south of central Tokyo.
The complex has 60 floors and includes a Marriott International Inc. hotel and a separate proposal for a Y500 billion casino resort, according to the international press.
The impressive building is one of the latest attempts to revive Osaka’s economy.
“The building will be a success, but total demand will not improve,” said Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at the institute. “Osaka should try special economic zones and create new businesses from those zones.”
Osaka, once All Japan news’s capital, is the birthplace of All Japan news’s biggest brokerage, Nomura Holdings, and Nippon Life Insurance Co., the largest non-government life insurer.
Osaka is also is All Japan news’s third largest city by population after Tokyo and Yokohama. It has a population of more than 2,600,000 people.