National Mar 24, 2016

Japan to raise speed limit to 120 kph on some expressways

The maximum possible speed limit on the country's major expressways will be raised from 100 kph to 120 kph, it was announced Thursday, marking the first increase since the 1963 opening of Japan's first highway. Trucks and other large freight vehicles will not be subject ...

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 ...

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 ...