101 articles in Japan

Kurita and Organo head south for growth Vol 14, Issue 6 (June 2013)

Japan’s listed industrial water treatment firms have joined the country’s charge towards South East Asian markets in a bid to prop up domestic income. Can they outpace their competitors?

ASIA WATER IN BRIEF Vol 14, Issue 5 (May 2013)

HanKore Environment revealed on 15 May that it is in preliminary discussions with third parties over the potential sale of its 1.4 million m³/d portfolio of Chinese water and wastewater BOTs.

PPPPOSITIVELY ASIAN Vol 14, Issue 3 (March 2013)

The city of Osaka looks set to break the mould of the Japanese water sector by inviting private partners to participate in its wastewater treatment system.

Osaka warms to the idea of wastewater PPPs Vol 14, Issue 3 (March 2013)

A planned wastewater PPP in Japan’s third-largest city is unprecedented in scale. Will international private operators be sidelined in favour of domestic ambitions?

Kobelco Eco breaks new ground in Vietnam Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

Japanese companies are making inroads into the Vietnamese water sector through bilaterally negotiated BOT contracts. What are the risks and rewards?

ASIA WATER IN BRIEF Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

China issued details last month of its 12th five-year plan for the environmental services industry, which covers products and services relating to water and air pollution.


For the initiative undertaken by a water utility which represents the most significant commitment to improving the long-term performance of water services to the public.

Marubeni throws its weight behind Maynilad Vol 14, Issue 1 (January 2013)

The Japanese conglomerate has waited a long time to enter the Philippines water market. How will its new equity stake in Maynilad help the West Zone concessionaire?

JGC looks toward Chinese BOT market Vol 13, Issue 9 (September 2012)

The Japanese investor has become a fixture in the Middle East project investment sphere. Can China take up the slack from the flagging Gulf market?

Tokyo’s water utility lays out capital plans Vol 13, Issue 7 (July 2012)

Norio Ijima, president of TWI, the commercial arm of Tokyo’s water utility, spoke to GWI about his ambitions to expand in Asia.