Japan to launch large-scale fire ant control measures

Jul 11, 2017

Japan to launch large-scale fire ant control measures

The government said Tuesday it will launch large-scale control measures against fire ants at 68 ports that regularly receive containers from nations where the venomous, invasive species is commonly found. The measures were adopted at a liaison meeting after fire ants were discovered mainly at ...

Diet enacts law to upgrade ports for cruise ship boom

Jun 2, 2017

Diet enacts law to upgrade ports for cruise ship boom

The Diet enacted a law Friday for upgrading key ports across Japan to attract more tourists on cruise ships under joint efforts by the public and private sectors. The amendment of the existing port law allows cruise ship operators to use piers on a priority ...

Six Japanese ports to get upgrades in bid to attract cruise liners

Feb 1, 2017

Six Japanese ports to get upgrades in bid to attract cruise liners

The transport ministry on Tuesday selected six domestic ports whose facilities will be upgraded under a project aimed at attracting more cruise ships and increasing overseas tourists. The six ports are in Yokohama, Shimizu in Shizuoka Prefecture, Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture, Yatsushiro in Kumamoto Prefecture, ...

Aug 24, 2013

State may buy into Tokyo, Osaka port operators to counter Busan

The transport ministry is looking to acquire equity stakes in the companies that run the main container ports in Tokyo and Osaka amid strong competition from the port of Busan in South Korea, sources said. Businesses have been urging the government to get involved in ...