Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

| Sep 21, 2016

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

Government data has showed new shinkansen routes have had a varying impact on land prices in areas along the lines. So-called standard land prices as of July 1, used as a benchmark for land transactions in Japan, went up again this year in areas ...

Typhoon Lionrock to be given 'extreme severity' designation: Abe

Sep 14, 2016

Typhoon Lionrock to be given 'extreme severity' designation: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday his Cabinet will designate Typhoon Lionrock as a disaster of extreme severity, allowing affected communities to receive higher subsidies from the central government for reconstruction work. Addressing reporters during a visit to areas of Hokkaido damaged by the ...