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BUILDINGS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
May 10, 2015
Perfect storm of factors conspires to empty Japan
While 'empty-house syndrome' may seem like a problem mostly afflicting rural Japan, it is already an issue in metropolises such as Tokyo and Osaka, and will become more so in the years to come.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2015
Toshima Ward Office, residents to share new high-rise
Visitors to the new Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo may wonder why it's housed in a super high-rise when it opens Thursday.
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2015
Toyo Tire told to speed up checks of substandard quake-absorbing materials
The infrastructure ministry calls on Toyo Tire & Rubber to report on substandard quake-absorbing building materials sold by a subsidiary.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Aug 24, 2014
New buildings can take the sunshine out of life
As residents of Japan, most of us probably expect that our right to sunlight is protected by law. However, as reader Y found, that isn't really the case.
WORLD
Jul 1, 2014
Whole town up for sale in South Dakota
Prospective buyers who want to be masters of their own domains could turn to southwestern South Dakota, where an entire town can be purchased for $399,000.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 1, 2014
Rome's Trevi Fountain gets face-lift
Rome unveiled the most drastic face-lift for the Trevi Fountain in its 252-year history on Monday, the latest in a series of privately funded restorations to Italy's prized landmarks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2014
Pritzker-winning architect Ban sticks to disaster areas
Architect Shigeru Ban has formally accepted the 2014 Pritzker Prize with a vow to continue supporting people in stricken areas around the world, saying building designers have a responsibility to people caught up in disasters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 29, 2014
North Korea realty market soars
One of the world's fastest developing property markets is also in one of its least likely places: North Korea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 17, 2013
After decades of growth, South Korea is now a land full of apartments
South Korea is a nation covered by apartments, so much so that from above, it resembles a coast-to-coast game of dominoes. Apartment buildings snake around mountains and form jarring clusters in the countryside. In cities, they align in grids that stretch for several kilometers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2013
Does U.S. agency's new office represent the workplace of the future?
The U.S. agency that manages nearly 35 million sq. meters of federal office space is moving back to its newly renovated headquarters in central Washington, where its employees are finding that their personal real estate footprint has been radically altered.

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