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Thousands of Buildings at Risk in Japan
Structural
Monday May 2 2016

Thousands of Buildings at Risk in Japan

More than 12,000 buildings are at risk of collapse following the powerful earthquakes that jolted southwestern Japan around two weeks ago, leaving nearly 50 dead, the...

Japanese Architect Rejects Copycat Claims
Commercial
Thursday January 21 2016

Japanese Architect Rejects Copycat Claims

The Japanese architect behind the winning design of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium has hit out at claims he copied another design from the firm which had...

Turning Japan’s Abandoned Golf Courses into Solar Plants
Energy
Friday August 28 2015

Turning Japan’s Abandoned Golf Courses into Solar Plants

Japan has turned to Solar Plants as an option to re-purpose its oversupply of abandoned golf courses.

Japan Faces $A65m over Scrapped Olympic Stadium
Commercial
Thursday July 23 2015

Japan Faces $A65m over Scrapped Olympic Stadium

Japan is on the hook to pay as much as $US50 million ($A67.41 million) for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has...

Robots Take Charge in Running Japanese Hotel
Sunday July 19 2015

Robots Take Charge in Running Japanese Hotel

The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.

Japan to Capture Solar Energy from Space
Energy
Saturday March 14 2015

Japan to Capture Solar Energy from Space

A major Japanese machinery company says it has succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, marking a step toward solar power generation in space.

CFMEU Told to be Honest about FTAs
Business
Monday January 19 2015

CFMEU Told to be Honest about FTAs

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) called on the CFMEU to be honest about the job impacts of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA)...

Renewable Energy Floods Japan Grid
Energy
Thursday October 16 2014

Renewable Energy Floods Japan Grid

Japan's utilities say they're being swamped by green power because of rules forcing them to buy up every last watt produced from renewable sources, as new...

Japan to Build 60MW in Floating Solar Plants
Energy
Monday September 15 2014

Japan to Build 60MW in Floating Solar Plants

Japan is planning to build a network of floating solar plants in a bid to facilitate the adoption of renewable energy in the land-scarce archipelago nation.

Buildings
Sep 10 2018
Japan Quake Kills 44, Hits Power Supply

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week has risen to 44, with 660 injured, the government says, as electricity supply remained...

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Business
Sep 6 2018
Japan Cleaning up After Typhoon Kills 11

Japan has begun cleaning up after a powerful typhoon killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at a flooded airport, though when the airport in...

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