Work continues to fill huge sinkhole in center of Fukuoka

Nov 9, 2016

Work continues to fill huge sinkhole in center of Fukuoka

Construction workers continued work in downtown Fukuoka on Wednesday to fill in a huge sinkhole that opened up the previous day beneath a major road as the mayor of the city said the Fukuoka Municipal Government aims to have the road repaired and open ...

Oct 19, 2016

Business tops Abe's talks with Brazil's Temer

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer, agreed Wednesday to pursue economic cooperation in infrastructure projects, while the new Brazilian president seeks foreign investment in a bid to shore up the nation’s battered economy. The two leaders reached a deal ...

Aug 31, 2016

Low investment in G-7 nations clashes with central bank efforts

One big reason the global economy is spinning its wheels: some of the world’s richest governments are being tightwads. Group of Seven governments have been cutting their investment spending since a brief surge as the global financial crisis took hold. As a share of ...

Aug 28, 2016

Ministry plans to guide Asian nations in better use of land

The land ministry plans to draft a multilateral framework that could help developing nations in Asia make better use of their land through careful planning, government sources said. The sources said the ministry will propose the framework at the U.N. Conference on Housing and ...

Aug 13, 2016

Japan to fund $2.4 billion railway for congested Manila

Japan on Friday announced it is pouring $2.4 billion into a new railway aimed at easing Manila’s notorious gridlock. Japan, the Philippines’ top trading partner and source of aid, said the 38-kilometer (24-mile) elevated commuter line would connect Manila to nearby Bulacan province to ...

Why infrastructure repairs are being ignored

| Dec 12, 2015

Why infrastructure repairs are being ignored

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Several days after a storm caused the Kinugawa River to overflow its banks and destroy communities in Ibaraki Prefecture in September, the infrastructure ministry held on-site meetings to look into what went wrong. One problem was the loss of a sand embankment in the ...