Aug 28, 2015

Abe sends envoy to Jakarta in high-speed rail bid

Shinzo Abe has sent an envoy to Indonesia to offer a sweeter deal to build a high-speed railway, a Japanese Embassy official said on Thursday, highlighting the importance of the multibillion dollar project that China also wants to win. The two Asian giants are ...

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

Aug 6, 2015

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone


Many people are probably unaware that the Internet used everyday to connect to content and people around the world is supported by undersea optical cable. On Thursday, NTT World Engineering Marine Corp. gave a rare media tour of the ship it uses to lay ...

Jun 15, 2015

Key aviation official loses computer while sleeping on train

The transport ministry says one of its senior officials lost a bag containing a work computer used and a list of emergency contact information for ministry staff, another embarrassment for the government following a recent massive leak of pension data. Police are investigating the ...

Feb 21, 2015

MHI-led group wins Qatar subway order

A five-member consortium led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. has received an order to build a subway system in Qatar. The value of the order from Qatar’s state-run railway company is estimated at some ¥400 billion, Mitsubish Heavy announced Friday. Under the turnkey deal, ...