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Luxembourg House

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In April 2003, the Luxembourg government reunited the Chancery and the Residence of its Embassy in Tokyo in a residence/office complex named "the Luxembourg House". H.R.H. the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, in the gracious presence of H.I.H. Princess Takamado, accompanied by H.E. the Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy officially inaugurated this building on the 3rd of September, 2003. Today, the Luxembourg House promotes contacts between people from both countries, and contributes to the development of political, business and cultural exchanges.
The Luxembourg House was developed by Mitsubishi Estate and Kobe Steel in Collaboration with the government of Luxembourg and constructed by Kajima Corporation.

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Among the 12 floors, the Embassy occupies the ground and the top floors while the other floors are acquired by Japanese residents. To symbolize the friendly relationship between Japan and Luxembourg, the designated architect office, Kenzo Tange Associates, applied a lot of natural materials such as wood, marble and glass to achieve a modern but welcoming atmosphere. In the lobby of the residential part of Luxembourg House, you find black and white photographs taken in Luxembourg by a Japanese photographer, Herbie Yamaguchi, and a sculpture of Bernard Venet, sympolising Luxembourg's involvement in the steel sector. The chancery harbors a functional space for exhibitions, conferences and receptions, and is used to promote the exchange of knowledge and art in its many different facets.