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Japan has been an innovator of the striking infrastructure projects. Now Japan is involved in several projects around the world that could influence infrastructure for years to come. 

Japan has one of the oldest wooden temples still standing after hundreds of earthquakes, The Shinkansen... the first high-speed rail line making the world take note, and several projects that have attracted many nations to get the new technology. 

Tokyo 2020 National Olympic Stadium $1.26 billion:

Tokyo Olympics stadium construction and details

Tokyo Olympic stadium construction work and detail about it
When Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, Japanese architect Kenzo Tange'sYoyogi National Gymnasium became an architectural icon. When it Hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan will add another Architectural Jewel.
Currently, Under Construction, the new National Stadium dreamed up by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, is designed to harmonize with the surrounding green space and recall the element of a traditional Japanese Temple, while still accommodating Olympic sized crowds.

Shinkansen High-Speed Rail: 

Shinkansen Bullet train and how it is the best train
Shinkansen Bullet Train

Under this, we can see many projects going on in countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Texas.
History of these high-speed trains is based on a concept by two of Japan's great visionaries of having a dedicated track for just high-speed trains which have a capacity of the aeroplane and a considerable high speed. They did it on time and perfect, and within 3 years it crossed over 1 million passenger travels. 
now it has over 100's of trains going up and down having higher speeds and just 3 min time gap between two consecutive ones with delays in seconds and no death record.

Some of the Shinkansen projects working around the world are:

Shinkansen, India $12 billion

It is a project of 508 km underground as well as an elevated track route. This will connect the financial center of India, Mumbai and Gujarat's major city, Ahmedabad. Japan is going to fund about 81% of the total project and will it repaid by 50 years with 0.1% the interest rate.
The completion date is seen to be in the year 2023.

Shinkansen, Singapore Malaysia $17-20 billion

The shinkansen will be connecting Malaysia and Singapore which will reduce the travel time to 90 minutes where currently it takes around 5 hours. Japan will provide the funds and the technology fr the high-speed train.
The completion date is seen to be in the year 2026.

Shinkansen, Texas $40 million

As most of the railways are in the hand of private investors, this project is seen to be in private investors' plan to build it between Dallas and Houston. Overall there are enough funds with the central rail commission but Japan will fund the $40 million project. 
The completion date is not announced.

Chennai Metro Rail, India $9.8 billion:

Chennai metro project taken by the Japan metro organisation
Recognizing the economic potential in the emerging Indian market, Japan has also partnered with this India to become involved in projects like the Free Open Indo Pacific Strategy.
Additional Japan brings the money and technology to the table for the Chennai Metro Rail Project.

W350 Wooden Skyscraper, Tokyo $5.6 billion:

W350 wooden skyscraper
A company named Sumitomo Forestry has plans to build the world's first 70 story skyscraper out of wood. The building carries a price tag of more than $5 billion. We will see the new CLT technology which will help better Timber buildings having resistance to fire and doesn't get weak over time. 

Tokyo 2045: TBD:

Sky Mile Tower which will be the tallest tower ever and will house over 50000 people
As an island nation, Japan is practically sensitive to rising sea and other effects of climate change. In response to environmental changes, architects from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Robertson creates a vision for Tokyo in 2045. The design includes hexagonal pads in Tokyo Bay to break up storm surges and maintaining a better living city. Another project is of building Sky Mile Tower, a mile-high building, that's twice the height of Burj Khalifa. This would house over 50000 residents.


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