All Japan Articles

Yanmar’s ‘next generation’ electric machine prototype
The prototype can automate fine manual tasks, helping with construction’s labour shortages
Forecast 2024: Still a soft landing for global construction equipment
OHR: Global slowdown will be a gentle one, and some markets continue to grow
7 of the world’s biggest rail megaprojects under construction
International Construction examines seven of the biggest rail megaprojects around the world.
Takeuchi opens new midi excavator factory
Plant close to Nagano will give ‘massive boost’ to capacity
Mitsubishi Power to build three power plants in Japan
It is estimated by one energy expert that the cost of building the plant will be around US$1.7 billion
Japan suspends construction of elevated roadways after double fatality
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has ordered the temporary suspension of elevated road projects it has commissioned following an accident that killed two construction workers.
Leading OEM enters Japanese equipment market
Distributor with 350 years of history revealed as key strategic partner for Ausa
New Japanese floating city concept aims to adapt to climate change
A Japanese consortium has unveiled the concept for a floating city that adapts to climate change.
Work to begin on US$2bn rail link in Japan
The new airport line will allow passengers to travel the approximately 14-kilometre journey in 18 minutes
What can construction learn from Japan?
Why are Japanese construction sites among the safest in the world? 
Construction of $2bn Tokyo airport rail line to start in June
East Japan Railway (JR East) is to start construction of a new rail line connecting Tokyo station with Haneda Airport in June this year.
Why Japan is pivoting back to nuclear power plant construction
Japan is moving back towards nuclear power after Fukushima but could a skills shortage slow progress?
7 of the world’s most expensive construction projects
A selection of some of the world’s most expensive construction projects 
Japan considers US$7 billion tunnel
Plans suggest that the tunnel will complement the already existing rail-only tunnel
‘Innovative’ timber high-rise for Tokyo
The timber structure is said to reduce the embodied CO2 of the building
European contractor targets Japan as a growth market
Rönesans Holding has targeted Japan as a market to expand its operations and grow sales by US$1 billion 
Kobelco restructures due to changing Chinese market
Major OEM integrates two excavator plants due to changing market conditions
Foster + Partners design ‘sustainable’ department store
The new store in Tokyo, Japan will feature natural materials and reduce the embodied carbon of the building
Epiroc to move production to China
Relocation will see the current production facility in Yokohama close by 2023
Komatsu launches electric excavator in Japan
Developed with Honda, the PC01E-1 micro excavator features swappable, mobile batteries 
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