Nov 24, 2015

Can privatization turn KIA around?

The sale of the rights to run Kansai International Airport to a private consortium could serve as a role model for other money-losing public-infrastructure operations if efficiency and profitability improves.

Nov 2, 2015

Japan Post's IPO a decade in the making

The opening of sales Wednesday of shares in Japan Post, whose origins date back to 1871, has been a decade in the making. The initial public offering will make it the biggest IPO in the world this year — the biggest, in fact, since ...

Aichi city nixes 'Tsutaya Library' project amid public opposition

Oct 21, 2015

Aichi city nixes 'Tsutaya Library' project amid public opposition

The city of Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, has officially scrapped a plan to build a next-generation public library in collaboration with video rental giant Tsutaya after the majority of its residents voted it down in a referendum earlier this month. The city announced Tuesday that ...

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

Feb 27, 2015

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

The government decided Friday to put Kyushu Railway Co. under full private ownership in fiscal 2016. The government decided to pursue full privatization because JR Kyushu has achieved good business results in the fields of real estate and hotels, the officials said. JR Kyushu ...

Dec 27, 2014

Japan Post confirms long-awaited IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japan Post has confirmed a long-awaited plan to list its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with the government-owned firm set for what could be one of the world’s biggest initial public offerings. The parent company, Japan Post Holdings Co., along with its insurance ...