Katsuyo Kuwako

For Katsuyo Kuwako's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Contractors feeling impact of 'Abenomics'

Apr 30, 2014

Contractors feeling impact of 'Abenomics'

The construction industry is raising wages and selling bonds as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stimulus policies cause labor shortages and a need for funds. Obayashi Corp., the country’s second-largest contractor by market value, raised ¥10 billion in a sale last Friday of five-year bonds ...

Feb 1, 2011

Risk of Algerian default puts builders in CDS bind

Two of the nation’s biggest construction companies are learning the risks of expanding in developing markets to offset dwindling domestic demand, credit default swap prices show. The cost of insuring the debt of Taisei Corp., the nation’s third-largest general contractor, and No. 4 Kajima ...