Business Apr 9, 2018

First batch of Japan-made mass rapid transit trains arrive in Jakarta

A cargo of 12 Japanese-made train cars has arrived in Jakarta as the first batch of rolling stock for a government-run mass rapid railway project partly financed by the Japanese government. The carriages — constituting two Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta trains, manufactured by Nippon Sharyo ...

Plantings of 'tsunami trees' link Tohoku with Banda Aceh

National Dec 23, 2017

Plantings of 'tsunami trees' link Tohoku with Banda Aceh

by Rudy Madanir

A group of colorfully dressed girls performed an energetic traditional welcome dance when Japanese artist Takashi Murakami visited their elementary school in Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, for a tree-planting event Friday morning. After planting trees with volunteers in 16 places in ...

Business Nov 22, 2017

Fukuoka railway firm to develop condo complexes in Indonesia

Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., a Fukuoka-based railway operator diversifying into retail and property development, is planning to build condominiums in Indonesia in partnership with a local firm, aiming to cater to growing housing demand east of Jakarta. The company, operating in northern Kyushu, has agreed with ...

Business Dec 30, 2016

Plan to upgrade Indonesian railway moves forward

Progress has been made in talks between Indonesia and Japan on a railway project to link its two largest business hubs. Officials hope talks can be finalized by the end of next month, a close aide to Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said Thursday. The project ...

Toyota Sienta wins top awards in Indonesia

Business / Corporate Dec 26, 2016

Toyota Sienta wins top awards in Indonesia

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Sienta has won two of Indonesia's top industry awards for 2016, a half year after its launch in the nation, where Toyota commands more than a third of the market. Sienta won the Best of the Best Car and Best Compact MPV ...

Major tourism delegation to visit Indonesia

Business Sep 16, 2015

Major tourism delegation to visit Indonesia

A major delegation will visit Indonesia for five days from Nov. 20 to promote tourism in Japan, its chief said Wednesday. The 1,000-strong team from the nation's tourism industry will be led by senior ruling party lawmaker Toshihiro Nikai. Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, currently ...

Business Sep 3, 2015

Bidders Japan, China await decision on Jakarta high-speed rail line

Indonesian ministers assigned to evaluate feasibility studies of bids by Japan and China to build the nation's first high-speed rail line on Wednesday prepared to submit recommendations to President Joko Widodo, Indonesia's top economic minister said. "We have already had the recommendations and we will ...

Business Aug 28, 2015

Abe sends envoy to Jakarta in high-speed rail bid

Shinzo Abe has sent an envoy to Indonesia to offer a sweeter deal to build a high-speed railway, a Japanese Embassy official said on Thursday, highlighting the importance of the multibillion dollar project that China also wants to win. The two Asian giants are in ...