Tokyo Nittele Tower

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Nittele Tower

Nittele Tower in Tokyo, Japan, is an office building located in the Shiodome area of the Minato ward. The building has 32 stories and sits at the height of 192 metres. It houses the headquarters and some studios of Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha/日本テレビ放送網株式会社), operating as Nippon TV (Nihon Terebi/日本テレビ). The Nittele Tower is also famous for it's Ghibli Clock, or as it's officially called, the NI-Tele Really Big Clock, a larger steel and copper clock located outside the tower, designed by Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a famous Japanese animation studio.

Nippon TV was established in 1952 by Matsutaro Shoriki. It was the first television to be granted a TV broadcasting license in Japan. In 1960, it got rights to broadcast in color television. The TV operates in Asia, Western Europe and United States areas. It is owned by The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, Japan's largest media conglomerate and the Nippon TV's president is Yoshio Okubo. In 1993, Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli designed the official mascot called Nandarō, to commemorate the channel's 40th Anniversary. In addition, NTV has also partially financially contributed to a couple of renovations at the Louvre museum in Paris, France and the cleaning of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Vatican City.

Sukkiri TV, a music show on Nippon TV is also broadcast on the television and is filmed at Nittele Tower. It is also where Muse performed at, once, in 2013, however Muse did make another appearance on the show, when the crew of Sukkiri TV filmed the performance together with an interview at AIR Studios in London in 2018.

Muse appearances


Nittele Tower
1-Chōme-6-1 Higashishinbashi
Minato City
Tōkyō-To 105-0021

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