Japan Highway Public Corporation

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Japan Highway Public Corporation
Native name
Nihon Dōro Kōdan
Government-owned corporation
Fate Privatized
Founded April 16, 1956; 61 years ago (1956-04-16) in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, Japan [1]
Defunct October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)[1]
Headquarters Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Takeshi Kondo (CEO)[1]
Revenue Increase ¥2,108,914 million[1] (2004)
Decrease ¥1,344 million[1] (2004)
Owner Government of Japan
Number of employees
8,500 (2004)
Website www.jhnet.go.jp

Japan Highway Public Corporation (日本道路公団 Nihon Dōro Kōdan?), or JH, was a public company established after World War II to construct and manage highway networks in Japan, founded in 1956.[2]

On October 1, 2005, JH was divided into three private enterprises, East Nippon Expressway Company Limited (NEXCO East), Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited (NEXCO Central), and West Nippon Expressway Company Limited (NEXCO West).[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Nihon Doro Kodan (2004). Annual Report 2004 (Report). 
  2. ^ Kimura, Fukunari; Maeda, Mitsuhiro (November 2005). "Transport Infrastructure Development in Japan and Korea: Drawing Lessons for the Philippines" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ 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.