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HOKUTO

Hokkaido
Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station Monument Clock
Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station Monument Clock
Hokuto, Hokkaido

The Hokkaido Shinkansen, which opened in March 2016. A tower clock installed at the rotary in Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station, a terminal station for all of Hokkaido, is fitted with three dials visible from the various places around it. The LED temperature indicator quickly reminds incoming passengers that they have reached Hokkaido. The clock will stand witness to a new history in this spacious place surrounded by nature.

YAMAGATA

Yamagata
Children's Pole Clock at Benikko Square
Children's Pole Clock at Benikko Square
Yamagata, Yamagata

Benikko Square is a large playground where children can engage in creative physical play using their whole bodies. In the center stands a bright, visually arresting pole clock adjusted to eye level for children. A button on the pole clock operates a gear-like device on the back side: one push and the gear rotates around and around. Pushing the button is a thrill for children, who gain a sense of power by driving the gears.

NARITA

Chiba
World Time Clock at Narita International Airport
World Time Clock at Narita International Airport
Narita, Chiba

A Seiko clock performs a valuable service at Narita Airport. The world time clock installed in the passageway from the Terminal 2 main building to the satellite tells local times all over the world. Every hour and half hour, a light screen in the center of the clock displays the seasons in Japan with a color arrangement superimposed over a world map. The clock is both reassuring and informative for travelers passing through.

GINZA

Tokyo
Seiko New Office Building World Clock Seiko Space Eye
Seiko New Office Building World Clock Seiko Space Eye
Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo

Seiko installed a large world clock called “Seiko Space Eye” in its new office building in May 2016. Earth floats in space, rotating slowly on its own axis in a large metal ring (3.9 m diameter) encircling the round, high-precision LED screen. The clock displays time in 77 locations, including all 40 of the world' s time zones.
A Seiko commercial and video play along with a “time service demonstration” every hour on the hour.

GINZA

Tokyo
Clock Tower on top of the Wako Main Building
Clock Tower on top of the Wako Main Building
Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

In 2015, the clock tower located at the Ginza 4-chome intersection celebrated the 83th anniversary since its construction. Over the course of many years, it has been loved by people as the familiar face of Ginza. The tower is nine meters high and the clocks on the four sides have diameters of 2.4 meters and face exactly north, south, east and west. The Westminster chime starts ringing 45 seconds before the hour and then the first bell that rings after the chime indicates the hour.

YURAKUCHO

Tokyo
Seiko Mullion Clock at Mullion Building
Seiko Mullion Clock at Mullion Building
Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

The frontage of Yurakucho Marion is famous as a meeting place. Every hour a large clock with a diameter of 2.6 meters rises and the golden dwarf band appears from the back to play music. This is a fun and dream-inspiring marionette clock.

YOKOHAMA

Kanagawa
Silvester Concert 2016-2017
Silvester Concert 2016-2017
Yokohama, Kanagawa

Since the word Silvester means “New Year’s Eve” in German, this was a countdown concert to mark the end of the passing year and welcome the new year. At Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, at the special time of the transition to the new year, with outstanding music performed by an orchestra that came together for this day alone, Seiko delivered an impressive countdown to the audience.

OKAZAKI

Aichi
Marionette Clock Tower at Okazaki Park
Marionette Clock Tower at Okazaki Park
Okazaki, Aichi

This Japanese clock tower stands in a section of a vast park that centers on the ruins of the Okazaki castle associated with Ieyasu Tokugawa. The clock was elaborately made and three surfaces of the clock open at certain times. A doll resembling Ieyasu performs a Noh dance in time with the music, and it speaks Ieyasu's famous lessons and messages at the end. It is a popular marionette clock for its elaborate and delicate movements and exquisite workmanship.

OSAKA

Osaka
Osaka Marathon
Osaka Marathon
Osaka, Osaka

The Osaka Marathon is one of the great events held in modern-day Osaka. The crowds revel in a veritable smile-fest and cheer wildly from start to finish. As the official timekeeper, Seiko supports the competition by providing accurate times and encourages runners in a unique project called "Seiko City Runners Support Project."

AKASHI

Hyogo
Clock Tower at the Akashi Municipal Planetarium
Akashi Municipal Planetarium, Clock Tower
Akashi, Hyogo

Built on the Japanese standard meridian, the planetarium opened on Time Memorial Day, June 10, 1960. The meridian 135° east of Greenwich, which demarks Japan's standard zone, passes through the center of the clock tower from north to south. The big clock stopped ticking when the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake struck in 1995. Today it ticks on persistently as a symbol of the region's recovery from the earthquake.

HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima
Peace "Watch" at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace "Watch" Tower at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima, Hiroshima

This is the Peace "Watch" Tower in the Peace Memorial Park. Under the clock, which displays the current time, the number of days since the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and the number of days since the last nuclear test are displayed. The cogwheel device implicitly warns of the fear that humans are moving toward destruction through wars and nuclear developments. It ticks away every moment, marking people’s desire to achieve a peaceful world.

FUKUOKA

Fukuoka
Marionette Drum Clock at JR Kurume Station Square
Marionette Drum Clock at JR Kurume Station Square
Kurume, Fukuoka

This is a fun marionette clock based on the Drum Clock created by a great inventor, Hisashige Tanaka, who was born in Kurume City and was referred to as “Karakuri Giemon.” At set times, the clock face rotates and a Giemon doll appears and uses gestures to explain his six inventions, including the Bow Shooting Boy and the perpetual clock.

AUSTRIA

Austria
Special Olympics World Winter Games
Special Olympics World Winter Games
Graz and other cities, Austria

Seiko became an official partner of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, the international sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities held in Austria during March 2017. Close to 3,000 athletes from 107 countries participated in the heated competitions of the World Games. Seiko is committed to supporting people who strive for their best and celebrates the athletes’ time of achievement and success.

TAIWAN

Taiwan
Taipei Songshan Airport, Clock Tower
Taipei Songshan Airport, Clock Tower
Taipei, Taiwan

This is a clock tower standing on the roundabout at Taipei Songshan Airport. It has dials on all four sides, making it easy to see from any angle. It delivers various types of time, including an exciting time when starting on a journey and a time of joy when greeting someone, to tourists and people visiting the airport to collect someone, together with secondary clocks installed in 28 locations in the domestic and international terminals.

INDONESIA

Indonesia
Plaza Senayan, Marionette Clock
Plaza Senayan, Marionette Clock
Senayan, Indonesia

This is a marionette clock at Plaza Senayan, a shopping center in Senayan Square in southern Jakarta. Its dial opens on the hour, and a marching band with a range of musical instruments begins a musical performance. It announces the time in a joyful manner to people visiting the Plaza at the Jakarta landmark that is lined with many restaurants and cafes and where luxury brands stand side by side.

BEIJING

China
IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015
IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015
Beijing, China

In its 30th anniversary year as the official partner of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Seiko recorded impressive moments for posterity by timing events at the 15th IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 with its various systems and technologies. Seiko's marathon timer displayed the elapsed time from the start just next to "the Bird's Nest," the Beijing National Stadium.

TAIWAN

Taiwan
SUZUKA CIRCUIT PARK Marionette Clock
SUZUKA CIRCUIT PARK Marionette Clock
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A marionette clock installed in SUZUKA CIRCUIT PARK, a commercial complex opened in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan in May 2016. SUZUKA CIRCUIT PARK has quickly gained fame for its main attraction, a full-scale kart course with the same layout as the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. Five image characters emerge from the clock in succession to tell the time with a delightful flair.

TAIWAN

Taiwan
Marionette Clock at LUNA PLAZA
Marionette Clock at LUNA PLAZA
Yilan, Taiwan

This is a marionette clock installed in a large shopping mall in Yilan, located 30 minutes drive from Taipei city. Six adorable fairies holding musical instruments come out hourly from a tower that symbolizes a castle in a forest. They give delight to the shoppers with music that varies seasonally.

KOLKATA

India
Eden Time
Eden Time
Kolkata, India

An outdoor clock in Eden Gardens, the historical cricket ground in India. The large logo of the Cricket Association of Bengal which collaborated on installing the clock and is based in the stadium, appears on one side. The clock keeps track of time for fans during heated matches in cricket, India’s most popular sport.

ISTANBUL

Turkey
KidZania Istanbul City Clock
KidZania Istanbul City Clock
Istanbul, Turkey

At KidZania, "the city for and by children," children have fun taking on challenging jobs and learning about the workings of a grown-up municipality. Every hour on the hour, puppet children emerge from Seiko's city clock, perform a dance on the balcony, and tell the time for the townsfolk.

SYDNEY

Australia
Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
Sydney, Australia

“Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon” is a charity marathon run through the center of Sydney. The 25th anniversary marathon was held in 2016. More than 12,000 runners came to run a course passing under Sydney Harbor Bridge and alongside Sydney Opera House. Seiko gave out watch prizes and provided timekeeping service to support the marathon.

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