Japan

U.S., Aus, Japan, India Mull Belt and Road Alternative

The Australian Financial Review’s Phillip Cooley reports on discussions between Australia, the United States, India, and Japan on establishing a joint regional infrastructure plan to rival the controversial China-led Belt and Road Initiative. The BRI, a trillion dollar-plus, 65-nation trade an...

Japan company to build world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

SINGAPORE: Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry plans to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041.  Called the W350, the 350-metre-tall tower will be made up of 10 per cent steel, said the company in a news release. The rest will comprise 185,000 cubic metre...