• Kyodo News


Kajima Corp., one of Japan’s five largest general contractors, is suspected of using low-priced gravel in the construction of a new runway at Tokyo’s Haneda airport and making unfair profits, land ministry officials said Friday.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to soon file a complaint with police against Kajima on suspicion of fraud, the officials said. The ministry believes Kajima unfairly gained several million yen in unfair profits — the difference between the contract price and the actual cost.

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