Mitsubishi Corporation has launched one of the largest infrastructure funds in Japan to bolster its investments in domestic infrastructure.
A strategy by Japan toward Pakistan and other recipients of large-scale Chinese investment could create opportunities for Japanese companies and present a Japanese alternative to China's state-led development model.
Trucks and bulldozers are clearing the way this week for a 38-kilometer stretch of train tracks that is one of the Philippines largest infrastructure projects under Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program.
India and Japan's joint vision for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) could provide a strategic platform to compete with China, however, the plan currently lacks detail and will need to demonstrate commitment and the ability to deliver on both quality and speed.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will cooperate with China to meet growing demand for infrastructure development in Asia.
The Prime Minister of Thailand has instructed transport officials to reduce the maximum speed of the 670-kilometer Thai-Japanese high-speed rail.
Japan intends to cut the red tape faced by local governments that wish to privatize their infrastructure.
Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.
Myanmar's rapid increase in trade is pushing the expansion of Thilawa port with the support from Japanese government.
Bidding for the high-speed railway project connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur kicked off on Wednesday, in what is shaping up to be an intense battle between Chinese and Japanese contractors.
At a meeting in Tokyo, the leaders of Myanmar and Japan agreed to further cooperation in the areas of urban development, transportation, and power infrastructure in Myanmar.
Japan has received preferential negotiating rights from the government of Bangladesh to build highways under an exclusive arrangement.
The Japanese government intends to help finance projects under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Shinzo Abe's reformulation of Abenomics emphasizes the need to raise Japan's infrastructure industry.
Tokyo eyes increased infrastructure exports by catering to borrowers' needs.
Japan and China have committed to improving bilateral relations and advancing discussions on regional peace and prosperity, including China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Japan agrees to lend Indonesia $1bn to develop the Patimban Port.
Shinzo Abe has pledged to deliver nearly $9 billion in aid to the Philippines to rebuild battle-damaged areas and improve infrastructure throughout the country.
Wary of China, Japan seeks to strengthen ties with Philippines.
Japan is planning a top-level dialogue with the U.S., India, and Australia to counteract China's aggressive maritime expansion under its Belt and Road initiative.
CSIS's leading regional experts discuss how the ambitious connectivity visions of regional powers across Eurasia could re-shape the future of the super-continent.
Earlier this month, the leaders of Japan and India paused to lay the foundation stone for a high-speed railway. The new link illustrates the high-stakes competition underway to connect the Eurasian supercontinent. China has stolen the spotlight, but other regional powers are not standing still.
Putin and Abe will meet at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 6-7, but several obstacles are likely to prevent a major breakthrough in infrastructure cooperation.
Central Japan Railway's ability to complete the magnetic-levitation (maglev) railway project faces obstacles ranging from cutting a pathway deep under a daunting mountain range to acquiring land to build stations along the route.
Australia's NAB Asset Management is preparing to bring a property- and infrastructure-focused investment product to the Japanese market, with shares in electric utilities, railroad operators and other infrastructure-related companies accounting for a substantial proportion. The new fund could top out at $35 billion.
Major Japanese construction consultancy Nippon Koei has won an order for an airport expansion project in Bangladesh, along with four local partners, for $42.1 million. The state project includes the construction of a new terminal for international travelers as well as a new cargo terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, the capital.
The Vietnamese government is giving mixed reviews on a Japanese-built bridge in northern Vietnam, the 15.6km Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Bridge, which is the country's longest sea bridge.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan's leading engineering companies, will withdraw from a 9 trillion-yen ($82 billion) prestigious high-speed railway project of magnetic-levitation (maglev) train cars, a futuristic technology allowing trains to move without contacting the ground.
India has agreed to "explore and expand" Japan's role in developing the infrastructure of its Northeastern region bordering China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh as part of their "special strategic and global partnership."
At a recent meeting, the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries along with Japan, China, and South Korea held discussions on the region's infrastructure and maritime order.
Japanese international freight forwarder Nippon Express is poised to expand rail services between Europe and Asia to take advantage of anticipated trade hikes from China's Belt and Road Initiative.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide its largest yen loan to date, equal to an estimated $4.51 billion, for the construction of a port and coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh.
Indonesia may forego its plans to have Japan construct a 750km rail link between Jakarta and Surabaya in favor of inviting other countries to bid on the project in an attempt to lower costs.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that Japan may be willing to cooperate with China on its key foreign policy strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative, under certain conditions to foster closer economic ties.
Japan and the European Union have reached a broad economic partnership agreement which could spur negotiators in the region to double their efforts on other ongoing trade deals.
Six local companies in Singapore have formed a consortium in hopes of besting competitors from Japan, China, and Europe to construct the 350km Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link.
In order to maintain its self-imposed debt ceiling, Vietnam is turning to the private sector to finance big infrastructure projects such as the Ho Chi Minh City metro railway.
A country’s transportation infrastructure is plugged into other national and supranational networks in such a way as to impact, not just domestic economic interests, but also advance national security and foreign policy objectives.
Japan and China are vying for influence over strategic shipping routes through the Bay of Bengal by competing for shares in various ports throughout the region.
Infrastructure is often viewed as a domestic economic issue, but throughout history, key projects have also advanced national security and foreign policy objectives.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that Japan is willing to cooperate with China on its ambitious "Belt and Road" initiative.