Tag - infrastructure



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 10, 2015
Japan to extend up to ¥20 billion in loans for Uganda road infrastructure
The Japanese government said Thursday it will extend up to ¥20 billion in loans for road development in the Ugandan capital Kampala as part of Tokyo's efforts to help boost the fast-growing African country's economy.
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.
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.
Aug 10, 2015
How Japan can help India solve its infrastructure woes
Japan may be key to solving India's infrastructure woes — as a source of expertise and a source of funds.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2015
The ship that lays the Internet's backbone
Many people are probably unaware that the Internet used everyday to connect to content and people around the world is supported by undersea optical cable.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2015
Fukushima trials to explore viability of hydrogen fuel network
Fukushima and the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA) are kicking off a renewable energy project with a view to making the prefecture a hydrogen supply center by as early as 2016.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 29, 2015
Japan plans agreement on 'high-quality' development with Mekong states
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek an agreement with the leaders of five Southeast Asian nations during a summit this Sunday in Tokyo that they will aspire to "high-quality growth" in the Mekong region, government sources said.
Jun 15, 2015
Key aviation official loses computer while sleeping on train
The transport ministry says one of its senior officials lost a bag containing a work computer used and a list of emergency contact information for ministry staff, another embarrassment for the government following a recent massive leak of pension data.
Jun 9, 2015
Aim for green infrastructure expansion in Asia
Infrastructure projects in Asia must be accompanied by protective safeguards to avoid damaging the environment, climate and communities — and slowing economic growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
May 28, 2015
Resurgent Hitachi goes global after painful reforms
In February, Hitachi Ltd., the nation's largest maker of electric equipment and infrastructure systems, splurged on one of its priciest acquisitions. The target was the railway vehicle and signal businesses of Italy's Finmeccanica S.p.A., a deal estimated at over ¥250 billion.
May 9, 2015
Kyoto leading the way with bicycles
Kyoto's new bicycle initiative may be propelled by a desire to please tourists, but the many benefits will spill over to residents as well.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2015
Chinese bank initiative, TPP potential keep Abe, Obama close
U.S. President Barack Obama offered a generous welcome to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week. It was an apparent bid to further cement ties with a close East Asia ally as they both deal with a more assertive China.
Apr 3, 2015
Japan to decide whether to join AIIB by late June: vice minister
The Japanese government will decide whether to join the planned Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by late June if governance standards and other conditions are met, a senior vice finance minister said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2015
Fukuda urges Japan to actively gather info on China's planned development bank
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is urging the Abe government to actively gather information about the China-led Asian development bank to determine whether Japan should join it.
Dec 3, 2014
Iranian hacking targeting airlines, energy, infrastructure firms said posing serious physical threat
Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cybersecurity firm Cylance.
Oct 28, 2014
China banking on infrastructure
It's hard to fault the ambitions of China and 20 other nations in agreeing to start up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. After all, Asia does need infrastructure. But there are fears that AIIB is aimed partly at undermining prevailing norms on international lending.
Oct 20, 2014
China need not dominate new bank for Asia
If America's allies — and even the U.S. itself — would join China's initiative for an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Beijing could not dominate it as some fear.
Sep 5, 2014
Infrastructure-related firms see jump in malware attacks
Power, gas and other infrastructure firms and organizations recently saw a surge in malware-laced email designed to launch cyberattacks, a state-backed technology agency warns.
Aug 9, 2014
The waterworks are wearing out
The cost of maintaining and repairing Japan's water infrastructure is expected to be at least ¥1 trillion annually after 2020 as the 40-year life span on most pipes andd equipment runs out about the same time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 2, 2014
Abe touts growth as Japan, Brazil bolster economic ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks up Japan's economic prospects in Brazil as the two countries sign a raft of energy and food deals.


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