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Preserve views of Tokyo Tower, developers urged

Local govt wants to protect the 5 viewing spots where tower can be seen in its entirety

People waiting to release balloons on new year's eve at a hotel in front of the landmark Tokyo Tower in Tokyo. With the increase in the number of condominiums in central Tokyo, the places where people can obtain an unobstructed view of the tower have been decreasing.


MINATO Ward, Tokyo, home to the 333-metre Tokyo Tower, will ask developers not to obstruct views of the tower with new buildings.

It is extremely rare for a municipality to seek such scenic preservation.

The effort to preserve views of the tower will be included in the...