West Nippon Expressway Company

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The West Nippon Expressway Company Limited (西日本高速道路株式会社 Nishi Nippon Kōsoku-dōro Kabushiki Gaisha?), abbreviated as NEXCO West Japan (NEXCO西日本 NEXCO Nishi Nippon?), is one of the main operators of expressways and toll roads in Japan. It is headquartered on the 19th floor of Dojima Avanza in Kita-ku, Osaka.[1]

The company was established on October 1, 2005 as a result of the privatization of Japan Highway Public Corporation.[2] The company manages roadways mainly in the Kansai and Chūgoku regions as well as on Kyūshū, Shikoku, and Okinawa Island. Roadways in other regions of Japan are managed by East Nippon Expressway Company and Central Nippon Expressway Company.[3]

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  1. ^ "W-NEXCO Corporate Information" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ Mizutani, Fumitoshi; Uranishi, Shuji (2006). "Privatization of the Japan Highway Public Corporation: Policy Assessment" (pdf). 46th Congress for the European Regional Science Association. Volos, Greece. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ "W-NEXCO Area of Operations" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 

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