Business Jan 14, 2012

Builders tap postdisaster rush for quake-resistant homes

Ken Saishoji, a Tokyo real-estate agent, used to answer questions from potential apartment buyers about the proximity to train stations and prices, but that changed after the March disasters. "The question almost 100 percent of the customers ask first these days is how strong the ...

Business 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 Corp. ...

Business Oct 26, 2008

Japan Post sets eyes on real estate development

Japan Post Holdings Co., with $30 billion' worth of properties across the nation, will redevelop sites in central Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya as it turns to real estate as a new source of profit, a company official said. The former state-run mail service that ...