Business Apr 11, 2014

State-backed entity for expediting infrastructure exports signed into law

The Diet on Friday enacted a law aimed at establishing a state-backed firm to help private-sector companies export infrastructure-building technologies related to roads, railways and other fields. The bill was passed by the House of Councilors, following approval by the House of Representatives. The law to ...

Editorials Jan 16, 2014

Assist Myanmar's reform efforts

Nearly three years after its transition from military to civilian rule, Myanmar faces difficult challenges in its path to democratization and economic reform, including the infrastructure necessary to attract business investment and a military-centered constitution.

National Dec 31, 2013

Japan to support road network expansion in Asia

The government is planning to help improve transport connectivity in South and Southeast Asia by renovating existing roads and building new ones, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. The infrastructure support plan, aimed at strengthening economic ties within regions including India and Myanmar, is ...

Business Oct 15, 2013

Use of 'ITS' to curb traffic jams, accidents

by Masaaki Kameda

Use of intelligent transport systems will lead to fewer traffic jams and accidents, experts said Tuesday at the ITS World Congress in Tokyo. "Synergistic effects can be expected by deploying ITS and infrastructure together," Yukihiro Tsukada, director of the Research Center for Advanced Information Technology ...