Bloomberg reports this week that Apple may soon be planning to move its Asia headquarters, currently located in the heart of Japan, to the city of Tokyo. Citing “sources” who are reportedly familiar with the firm’s relocation plans, the publication writes that the company will, this April, move its operations from the center of Japan to Roppongi Hills.
Roppongi Hills (or 六本木ヒルズ, Roppongi Hiruzu), is considered a “New Urban Centre” in the region, and one of Japan‘s largest integrated property developments, located in the ‘Roppongi’ district of Minato, Tokyo.
Specifically, the report cites that the Cupertino, CA company is set to take over two floors of the high-rise “Mori Tower” which is located in the immediate region, through a property company named Mori Building Co. The move is expected to cost $2.2 Billion in total development fees.
In light of the upcoming move, Apple will reportedly end its lease on the current building which houses its Japan-based operations, at the end of June this year.