National / 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. Obayashi has admitted to the Fair Trade Commission that it was involved in bid obstruction with three other major contractors — ...

Eco-awareness to the rescue

Travel Aug 17, 2013

Eco-awareness to the rescue

by Eli Kirzner

The village of Shimizu in Niigata Prefecture has a long history, but in a few decades it may be gone. Located 600 meters above sea level at the foot of Mount Makihata on a pass between parts of northwestern Honshu along the Sea of ...