Administrative Reform

Tokyo government discusses reform of procurement process

Following the upheaval last year concerning the procurement procedures related to construction of the Toyosu Market and Olympic venues, where projected prices were increased repeatedly, due to lack of companies willing to place bids, a number of measures to counter these problems where discussed by TMG on March 31.

Governor Koike had given a project team in charge of investigating Tokyo’s procurement system to come up with proposals to increase competition and thus prevent spiralling construction costs for large projects.

A number of proposals were made during the meeting:

Foreigners allowed to set up companies independently

The Japanese government has announced it will relax the rules for foreigners who want to set up a company in Japan. 

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