Japan

99 articles in Japan

Putting the ‘international’ back into JBIC Vol 13, Issue 5 (May 2012)

JBIC’s water lending activities all but ground to a halt in 2010. Nagayoshi Motokawa tells GWI how the newly independent institution wants to extend its influence to developed countries.

ASIA WATER IN BRIEF Vol 13, Issue 4 (April 2012)

The International Finance Corporation is considering an equity investment of up to $24 million in Indian water project developer Doshion Limited.

Stimulating Asia’s creative juices Vol 13, Issue 2 (February 2012)

Charles Bodhi fears for the survival of the continent’s inventiveness.

ASIA WATER IN BRIEF Vol 13, Issue 2 (February 2012)

The International Finance Corporation is considering an investment of up to $17 million in Norwegian desalination company Aqualyng in order to support the development of its Chinese business.

Getting into the Swing of things Vol 12, Issue 10 (October 2011)

With internal restructuring now complete, Swing Corporation wants to grow its international revenue base. A unique water services PPP in Japan could be just the springboard it needs.

ASIA WATER IN BRIEF Vol 12, Issue 10 (October 2011)

* TRILITY announced on 17 October that it had completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% stakes in the Macarthur and Yan Yean water filtration plants from Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund for A$27 million (US$27.5 million).

Tokyo goes to work on Asian water Vol 12, Issue 10 (October 2011)

A new initiative spearheaded by Tokyo Waterworks will enhance Japanese companies’ prospects of penetrating international markets. It could also pave the way for JICA’s first equity investment in a project since the 1990s.

Japan’s infrastructure spending dilemma Vol 12, Issue 10 (October 2011)

A falling revenue base and rising rehabilitation costs may force Japanese municipalities to explore more closely the idea of private sector finance.

Sale Season Vol 12, Issue 9 (September 2011)

Japanese conglomerates Marubeni and Itochu are expected to submit final bids for Bristol Water this month, along with at least one infrastructure fund.

Global water tariffs continue upward trend Vol 12, Issue 9 (September 2011)

A 6.8% rise in global water tariffs masks significant changes in the way local authorities calculate their rates. David Zetland gets behind the numbers.