MLIT approves LRT construction in Utsunomiya

MLIT announced this week that it has approved Utsunomiya City’s plans for construction of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in the Tochigi city. While there are other LRT systems in Japan, this will be the first LRT built from scratch.

About Maritime

As Japan is an island nation, it is hugely dependant on the sea. It is also one of the world’s great maritime traders thanks to its reliable and efficient shipping, advanced engineering capacity, and its top-quality maritime research.

About Automotive

In 2012, Japan's automotive sector employed over 5.45 million people and was worth some 47.3 trillion yen. Both its exports and imports (mainly from the EU) are currently increasing despite Japanese consumers’ strong preference for “buying Japanese”.


Japan has a highly developed physical infrastructure of roads, highways, railways, subways, airports, harbours, warehouses and telecommunications for distribution of all types of goods and services.

This chapter gives an overview of the following infrastructures:

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