Tokyo Q has an article up on the Taito Designers Village. I love the idead behind this:
Taito Designers Village now houses thirty-two designers, who are granted use of studio space for a limited term – usually three years. With a studio comes the right to use the space at a subsidized rent while these rising talents get their bearings as professionals. Impressive is the cosmopolitanism of the group, many of whom have spent time abroad; all are friendly and refreshingly supportive of each other’s work.