Nihonbashi highway is urged to go under

National Feb 26, 2014

Nihonbashi highway is urged to go under

by Masaaki Kameda

Business executives said Wednesday they will continue to call for burying Tokyo's elevated expressways, including the section over the famed Nihonbashi Bridge, to restore open views and make the capital more scenic. "The expressway section was constructed over the Nihonbashi River in 1963 before the ...

Highway rest areas get retail-centric makeover

Business / Economy Nov 28, 2013

Highway rest areas get retail-centric makeover

by Asako Takaguchi

Operators of expressway rest areas are refurbishing their sites in often unusual and creative ways to draw customers and increase their earnings. One operator, East Nippon Expressway Co., redesigned a rest area off the Kanetsu Expressway based on "The Little Prince," a novella by French ...

Editorials Jun 27, 2013

Sorry state of expressways

The sorry state of expressway sections and bridges will demand a sizable repair and reconstruction budget for the indefinite future. Whence will funding come