With fewer human workers available to meet demand, Japanese construction company Komatsu is turning to automated equipment and drones.
Oct 14, 2015 The Verge
Better Cities & Towns gives its imprimatur to the "narrower is better" approach to lane width for traffic safety thanks to a study by Toronto transportation planner, Dewan Masud Karim, presented at the Canadian ITE annual conference.
Aug 12, 2015 Better Cities & Towns
Toronto, Tokyo, and Helsinki may have little in common, but they all top Metropolis Magazine's list of the world's most liveable cities, as named by an expert panel of designers and urbanists. Eight runnners-up were named in a variety of categories.
Aug 3, 2015 Metropolis Magazine
Japan has pulled the plug on an ambitious stadium plan, expected to cost $2 billion and designed by one of the world's most famous architects.
Jul 21, 2015 The Guardian
Maglev trains owned by Central Japan Railway were clocked traveling at speeds of 603 km/h, less than week after traveling 590 km/h to set a record last set in 2003.
Apr 23, 2015 The Guardian
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its Safe Cities Index 2015, finding that Asian cities lead the world in several measures of security.
Feb 9, 2015 Global Post
With the selection of Tokyo over Istanbul and Madrid as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, continuing concerns over radioactivity trumped social instability and a deep economic recession as the least dangerous alternative.
Sep 9, 2013 The New York Times
New maglev train in Japan reached 310 mph on a test track. With construction about to begin, some worry that declining population would make the project unsustainable.
Sep 6, 2013 Wired
Using 8,000 photos taken from atop the Tokyo Tower, photographer Jeffrey Martin has assembled a 150-gigapixel panorama of the city. The best part - its interactive - meaning you can pan and zoom to an incredible level of detail.
Aug 4, 2013 io9
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its list of the world's most expensive cities. Not one city from North America cracks the top twenty.
Feb 5, 2013 CNN