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1, 17. 2006
Companies
Construction
Kajima Corporation
One of top-ranked general contractors in Japan. Excels in large-scale civil engineering projects, such as construction of skyscrapers and nuclear-power plants. Has strength in high earthquake-resistance technology.
http://www.kajima.co.jp/welcome.html
Taisei Corporation
Established in 1873. One of major general contractors, forming largest-class corporate group in industry. Noted for its leading-edge technology. Operations extend internationally.
http://www.taisei.co.jp/english/
Shimizu Corporation
A leading architectural, engineering and general contracting firm. One of the top 5 general contractors in Japan. Strong in commercial building construction, mainly in Tokyo area. Has 200-year long history.
http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/
Obayashi Corporation
One of top-ranked general contractors in Japan. Operations expanding from Kansai district to metropolitan Tokyo area and nation wide. Well noted for its ante-earthquake technology and railroad works.
http://www.obayashi.co.jp/english/
Takenaka Corporation
One of the top 5 general contractors in Japan. Created a large number of Japan’s most prominent architectural landmarks such as Tokyo Tower. Recipient of many design, technique and quality awards.
http://www.takenaka.co.jp/takenaka_e/
Fujita Corporation
Started operation in Hiroshima in 1910. Has strength in civil engineering and urban redevelopment. As part of its reconstruction efforts, it spun off real estate business in October 2002 with supports from banks.
http://www.fujita.com/
Hazama Corporation
Prominent civil engineering firm with high reputation of dam construction. Ran into trouble after the collapse of the bubble. Split it into two firms spinning off the non-performing real estate business in October 2003.
http://www.hazama.co.jp/english/
Haseko Corporation
One of top leaders in condominium construction. Got into trouble after the collapse of the bubble. Received 150 billon yen in financial aid from its major creditor banks in 2003.
http://www.haseko.co.jp/hc/ir/ir_en.html (IR Information)
Maeda Corporation
Established in 1919. Noted for its stable management and the excellent financial standing is one of the top-ranked in industry. Highly competitive in large civil engineering. Challenging big urban redevelopment lately.
http://www.maeda.co.jp/index_e.html
Toda Corporation
Semi-major contractor strong in construction of hospitals and schools including Waseda University’s Okuma Auditorium. Closely associated with Mitsubishi group. Closely tied up with Nishimatsu Construction.
http://www.toda.co.jp/english/
Nishimatsu Construction
Semi-major general contractor with the strength in large-scale civil engineering including construction of dams and tunnels. Expanding overseas operation including high-rise buildings, tunnels and subways.
http://www.nishimatsu.co.jp/eng/
Penta-Ocean Construction
Semi-major general contractor with the strength in large-scale marine civil engineering projects. Earned reputation for technology in Suez Canal construction and Singapore’s waterfront projects.
http://www.penta-ocean.co.jp/english/
Toyo Construction
Major marine civil engineering company. Started as reclamation company in 1929. Expanded into land-based civil engineering and building construction. Strengthened partnership with Maeda Construction.
http://www.toyo-const.co.jp/corp/english/
Toa Corporation
Major marine civil engineering company with the strength in dredging and reclamation. Expanded into urban development and commercial buildings. Has close partnership with Ando Corporation.
http://www.toa-const.co.jp/eng/
The competent authorities
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Responsible for implementing national land planning, urban & regional policy, rivers, roads, housing and transportation policies. It is also responsible for promoting the progress of meteorological tasks and maintaining of marine safety and security.
http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/
Ministry of Environment
Responsible for implementing strategic research and proposing policy for global environmental conservation, preventing pollution and dealing with waste and hazardous chemicals. Promoted from the government agency to the Ministry in 2001.
http://www.env.go.jp/en/
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
One of the central government offices in Japan. Created in January 2001 through the integration between Ministry of Health and Welfare and Ministry of Labor. Deals with medical administration, labor policy, social insurance, social security, pension and so on.
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
One of the central government offices in Japan. Newly created in January 2001 as the successor of the abolished Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Aims at strengthening private economy, smooth development of external economic relation and to secure the steady supply of mineral and energy resources.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/

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