Press release

31 Jan 2018

EY to bring its member firms in Japan together into a new office opening in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

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EY Japan

Multidisciplinary professional services organization

EY's Japanese member firms will move into a new office in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya beginning from the end of February to September. The grand opening of the new EY Japan office is planned for 27 November.

We will provide our clients the highest quality and highly value-added services from our new Tokyo Office with creative innovations and EY professionals' deep insight and extensive experiences.

The concept for the new office is part of the EY@Work workplace transformation program, a global initiative of EY, which creates a flexible work environment through the latest technology, innovative designs and concept of "activity based working" (Note 1). The office will also feature an EY wavespace™ (Note 2), a cutting-edge digital technology lab.

The design concept for the office is "Tokyo Connection": Japan, Tokyo and connections Tokyo's neighborhoods. The office will express a distinctively Japanese character befitting its role as the head office of EY in Japan. For example, each of the floors will be divided into color schemes matching the four seasons of Japan. The design also maintains a strong awareness of the connections to Tokyo, with each of the floors showcasing a different Tokyo-related theme, incorporating graphics and art throughout the office.

(Note 1) Activity-based working
Activity-based working (ABW) is an initiative for promoting efficient and effective work styles by encouraging EY partners and staff to select the most suitable work space from a variety of workplace settings, without allocating fixed desks or designated rooms. The new EY Tokyo office will incorporate a diverse lineup of ABW-aligned working spaces. For example, Focus Areas are designed for those who want to concentrate on work. Just-In-Time (JIT) rooms are spaces designed for individuals joining teleconference calls via Skype or phone. Collaboration Areas are spaces for invigorating active discussions between members. The Hub, where large TV screens are installed, is a cafeteria-style large collaboration space. Furthermore, a diverse mix of furniture tailored to various work purposes will be installed in every Area, including height-adjustable lift-up desks and large tables featuring an EY original design that can be used for collaborative work. With ABW, EY Japan will push ahead with efficient and effective work styles.

(Note 2) EY wavespace™:
EY wavespace™ center, a cutting-edge digital technology lab with a shared methodology and platform that combines EY's experience in areas including disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics process automation (RPA), blockchain, data analytics and cyber security, and EY's deep industry domain, where clients can catch the next wave in radical breakthroughs in business transformation by tapping into innovative thinking across EY disciplines, experience and industry sectors. EY wavespace™ will provide our clients firsthand experience of various tools utilizing cutting-edge technologies which will help them find clues to solve issues, discover business chances, and create innovations.

Overview of the new office

Address:     1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
                    Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, Hibiya Mitsui Tower

Capacity:    Approx. 7000 people

Access:       Direct access from Hibiya Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line and Toei Mita Line)
                    Direct access from Yurakucho Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
                    Direct access from Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Hibiya Line and Ginza Line)
                    5 min. walk from Yurakucho Station (JR Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line)

About EY Japan
EY Japan refers to the member firms of EY in Japan. EY Japan includes Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, Ernst & Young Tax Co., Ernst & Young Strategy and Transactions Co., Ltd. and EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd. Each of these firms is a separate legal entity. For more information, please visit "ey.com/jp/en/".

For inquiries, please contact:

EY Japan BMC (Brand, Marketing and Communications)

Tel: 03 3503 1037 / Fax: 03 3503 1041