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INFRASTRUCTURE

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ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 18, 2020
Myanmar and China agree to speed projects but ink no new deals
China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West.
BUSINESS
Jan 5, 2020
ADB inks $50 million satellite deal backed by Japan to spread internet use in Asia-Pacific
The Asian Development Bank has signed a $50 million loan agreement to spur internet use in the Asia-Pacific region, with half the financing coming from a fund supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Nov 23, 2019
As Japan's infrastructure crumbles, who's footing the bill?
In the run-up to next year's Olympics, construction is everywhere — everywhere except, perhaps, in the places it is most needed. While the government is rushing to put its best foot forward and put a polish on Japan's capital and environs, the situation is becoming increasingly dire in rural areas,...
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BUSINESS
Oct 28, 2019
Microsoft's Pentagon cloud computing win comes at a cost, legal and internal
Microsoft Corp. scored a major victory in securing a milestone, $10 billion Pentagon contract for cloud computing services. But the contract — unthinkable for Microsoft even a year ago — will likely come at a cost, legal and internal.
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JAPAN
Aug 8, 2019
Roads to promote Tohoku revitalization to fully open by March 2021, says land ministry
Roads designed to promote Tohoku revitalization following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami will fully open in four prefectures by the end of fiscal 2020, the land ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / G20 Osaka
Jun 25, 2019
In blow to China, Japan's 'quality infrastructure' to get endorsement at Osaka G20
When world leaders adopt new international principles for "quality infrastructure" during the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka, it will be the moment when Japan's flagship initiative will finally bear fruit after years in the making.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 23, 2019
Jared Kushner's $50 billion 'peace to prosperity' plan faces broad Arab rejection
U.S. President Donald Trump's economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been met with contempt, repudiation and exasperation in the Arab world, even as some in the Persian Gulf called for it to be given a chance.
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BUSINESS
Jun 23, 2019
China no match for Japan in Southeast Asia infrastructure race
Japan is still winning the Southeast Asia infrastructure race against China, with pending projects worth almost one and a half times its rival, according to the latest data from Fitch Solutions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2019
Japan to extend ¥132.7 billion in loans to Bangladesh for construction of commercial port and high-speed railway
The government said Wednesday it will extend ¥132.7 billion (about $1.2 billion) in loans to Bangladesh to help the South Asian nation improve its infrastructure.
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BUSINESS
May 9, 2019
Kenya to upgrade old rail line to deliver Uganda link, shunning China-funded project
Kenya plans to modernize an old railway track to link a newer line to neighboring Uganda at a cost of $210 million, with funding from an unidentified private backer rather than building another modern one with Chinese money.
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BUSINESS
Apr 29, 2019
With China in mind, Japan eyes new infrastructure investment rules for G20
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2019
After Italy's backing of China's 'Belt and Road,' Abe stresses caution on infrastructure with Conde
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has moved on to the second and third legs of his six-nation European and North American tour with stops in Italy and Slovakia, where he met with the leaders of those two countries and others on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Beyond Tokyo
Mar 24, 2019
Base-laden Okinawa vies to become tourism magnet
Just a couple minutes from the Okinawa Prefectural Government building and the busy shopping street Kokusai-dori, Sora Shokudo offers jerk chicken on the menu — a Caribbean cuisine that goes well with rum — which is now also produced in Okinawa and attracting interest from domestic and overseas...
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BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2019
Kansai execs have big dreams of transport projects ahead of G20, Osaka Expo and possible casino
With the 2025 World Expo secured for Yumeshima district in Osaka Bay and growing confidence the man-made island will also host one of Japan's first casino resorts, Kansai's business leaders are stepping up efforts to win local approval and central government funding for major transportation infrastructure...
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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Dec 17, 2018
With water privatization, Japan faces crossroads in battling its aging pipes
Japanese water is clean and readily available, as evidenced by drinkable tap water and a nearly 100 percent penetration rate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 11, 2018
Aging Japan: Neighboring suburbs face divergent futures as one grays, another grows
Katsuya Kodama's wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban home outside Tokyo.
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BUSINESS / INSIDER REPORT
Dec 3, 2018
Adapting to new industries, bolstering world's infrastructure
The ability of the sōgō shōsha to survive through all the changes and transformations that have taken place over the years can, in many ways, be attributed to their adeptness in recognizing the rise of new industries early on and creating new businesses in the process, or in applying new technologies...
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 2, 2018
Japan's government to earmark ¥1.15 trillion for infrastructure in second extra budget
The move to strengthen infrastructure follows a string of natural disasters earlier this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 21, 2018
After Chinese leader's visit, Philippine ministers meet Japan PM's aide to advance infrastructure plans
Philippine government ministers met with a top adviser of Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, in a effort to move forward major infrastructure projects, just hours after a visit by the Chinese president pledging to do the same.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 7, 2018
Japan, African ministers agree to address continent's 'vulnerabilities' at Tokyo meet
Ministers from Japan and 52 African countries agree on the urgent need to take policy actions to address the continent's “vulnerabilities” and achieve sustainable economic growth.

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