Instantly recognizable amongst the NeoTokyo skyline by its namesake bonsai tree, emanating a subtle hum and a glow from its purple veins of energy, the Raijin Tree Villa is unmissable in the City's skyline. With the elite of NeoTokyo craving an artificially elongated life, the owner of this villa - a former scientist at the Miyamoto Group, researched and developed a special compound to combat the effects of aging. Initially trying this compound on a small bonsai tree in his laboratory, the tree rapidly grew in size and started producing a strange purple liquid. Upon further investigation, he determined that the substance emanating from the tree could be harnessed as a sustainable energy source, the discovery, in turn, metamorphosizing him into the most significant energy provider in NeoTokyo. Now long after leaving the Miyamoto Group, Akihiko Nomura lives above the bustle of NeoTokyo as one of the City's wealthiest and most respected citizens. Since relocating to Class 1, he lives in a relatively modest Villa, instead opting for building a lavish garden adorned with torii gates that mark the entry to his house, both of which act to compliment the bonsai tree that earned him his wealth and stature.