The Akihabara Minami centre is located on the 4th and 5th floor in this new building situated by Kanda River and is a three-minute walk from the Showa Dori Exit of the JR Akihabara station. It is also just a two-minute walk from Akihabara station of the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and a five-minute walk from Akihabara station of the Tsukuba Express and Iwamotocho station of the Tokyo Toei Subway Shinjuku Line. The excellent connectivity means that Akihabara is a hub location for many areas of Tokyo. Akihabara is best known as one of world’s major electronics store districts that sells both software and hardware. With the redevelopment project of Akihabara Cross field in the mid 2000’s, and its pop culture, "Akiba” has turned into a tourist sightseeing spot. Many Akihabara-based businesses and related corporations play a major role in driving the Japanese economy.