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Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 5, 2022
Japanese research project aims to create Earth-like artificial gravity
The study by Kyoto University and construction firm Kajima hopes to bring ideas out of sci-fi and into reality by enabling humans to live outside of Earth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 1, 2021
Two men found guilty of bid-rigging for Tokyo-Osaka maglev
The court handed down an 18-month prison term, suspended for three years, to both men, along with a u00a5250 million fine each.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 6, 2020
Shimizu and Kajima to start reopening construction sites
Over 80 percent of Shimizu's 630 construction sites have been on hold due to the expansion of the state of emergency declaration on April 16.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 17, 2020
Japanese contractors Kajima, Obayashi and Taisei to halt construction nationwide due to pandemic
Major contractors Kajima Corp., Obayashi Corp. and Taisei Corp.said Friday they plan to halt construction nationwide through early May in response to the expanded state of emergency called over the COVID-19 pandemic.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 7, 2019
Japan's FTC demands action from four big contractors who keep cropping up in antitrust cases
The apparently unprecedented move by the FTC followed a spate of antitrust violations by companies linked to the four — Obayashi Corp., Kajima Corp., Taisei Corp. and Shimizu Corp.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2019
Japanese road builders to face record ¥60 billion fine for forming cartel to fix asphalt prices
The nation's antitrust watchdog will impose fines totaling nearly ¥60 billion ($536 million) on Maeda Road Construction Co. and seven other major road paving material companies for forming a cartel to raise the price of asphalt, sources said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2018
Court fines two contractors for maglev project bid-rigging
The Tokyo District Court has fined two major contractors for taking part in bid-rigging in connection with construction work for the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 6, 2018
Four Japanese maglev contractors barred from industry ministry tenders
The industry ministry has suspended four of the nation's biggest construction companies from bidding for public works projects ordered by the ministry for four months following their indictment for alleged bid-rigging on maglev train projects.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 23, 2018
FTC files criminal complaint against four Tokyo-Osaka maglev contractors over alleged bid-rigging
The Fair Trade Commission on Friday filed a criminal complaint against four major contractors for their alleged involvement in bid-rigging over contracts related to a Tokyo-Osaka maglev train link.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2018
Ministry considers barring contractors involved in maglev bid-rigging from designated bidders' list
The infrastructure ministry said Tuesday it will consider excluding contractors involved in bid-rigging related to the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project from its list of designated bidders.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2018
Arrested former Taisei exec denies maglev bid-rigging allegations
The former director says he was not in a position to engage in price-fixing even though he spent more than 10 years dealing with the maglev project.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 2, 2018
Taisei and Kajima hit by arrests over maglev bid-rigging scandal
The former and current executives of building giants Taisei and Kajima are suspected of colluding with other contractors on bids for the u00a59 trillion maglev project.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 28, 2018
Japanese prosecutors to build case over maglev train bid rigging
Prosecutors are set to build a bid-rigging case in connection with construction work on the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train line involving the nation's four major contractors, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2018
Contractors claim no illegality in their maglev train bidding and will not seek leniency deal
Three major construction companies being investigated for suspected bid rigging on a magnetically levitated train line project claim they did not engage in any illegal behavior and do not plan to seek leniency in exchange for admitting to the allegation, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2017
Ex-Taisei executive suspected of being mediator in collusion over Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project
Prosecutors investigating four major contractors over alleged collusion on bids for work on the Tokyo-Osaka maglev project suspect that a former executive of Taisei Corp. gathered information from the train operator before bidding and acted as a mediator, investigative sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2017
Major Japanese contractors subject to antitrust investigation over maglev project suspected of rigging additional tunnel bids
Four major Japanese contractors under investigation for antitrust violations related to construction of the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train link are also suspected of deciding which firm would win five other projects in future bidding, a source close to the matter said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2017
Obayashi admits antitrust violation over maglev bid
Major construction company Obayashi Corp. has admitted to an antitrust violation over bidding for work on the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 18, 2017
Tokyo prosecutors raid contractors Kajima and Shimizu over maglev contracts
Kajima and Shimizu join the list of major contractors targeted by prosecutors over shady dealings linked to Japan's giant maglev project.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2017
Prosecutors question execs at Obayashi and other top contractors over suspicious maglev deals
The fraud investigation targeting Obayashi Corp. is spreading to the nation's other major general contractors as prosecutors scrutinize deals related to the u00a59 trillion maglev project.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2017
Japan's labor-scarce building sites automating, turning to robots, drones
Construction sites in Japan are enjoying a wave of automation amid an increasing shortage of laborers, with the introduction of robots to do heavy lifting and drones that instantly collect aerial data.


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