Kajima

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Kajima Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 1812
OSE: 1812
NAG: 1812
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry
Founded Tokyo, Japan (1840 (1840))
Headquarters 3-1, Motoakasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8388, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Rokuro Ishikawa, (Former CEO, Chairman and Honorary Chairman) Mitsuyoshi Nakamura, (CEO and President)
Services
Revenue

Increase $ 15.798 billion USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 1485.01 billion JPY) (FY 2012)

Increase $ 249.255 million USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 23.42 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
  • 7,737 (non-consolidated)
  • 15,468 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3]
Kajima head office

Kajima Corporation (鹿島建設株式会社, Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese construction company. Founded in 1840, the company has its headquarters in Motoakasaka, Minato, Tokyo.[1] The company is known for its DIB-200 proposal.[4] The company stock is traded on four leading Japanese stock exchanges and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[5]

History[edit]

  • 1840 - Iwakichi Kajima, the founder of the present-day company begins carpentry business in Edo (present day Tokyo)
  • 1860 - Kajima pioneers first western-style building in Yokohama (Ei-Ichiban Kan)
  • 1880 - Establishes Kajima Gumi
  • 1899 - Railway construction projects begin in Korea and Taiwan
  • 1923 - Great Kantō earthquake - Kajima participates in the reconstruction work
  • 1930 - Incorporation of the company (issues stock, capitalized at 3 million yen)
  • 1945 - Postwar reconstruction begins with Kajima's support
  • 1949 - Founds Kajima Technical Research Institute (the first construction research facility in Japan)
  • 1950 - Pioneers first joint venture with Morrison-Knudsen
  • 1957 - Completes Japan's first nuclear reactor (Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute's Tōkai JRR-1 reactor)
  • 1959 - Construction of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen begins
  • 1961 - The company is listed on Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange
  • 1963 - Becomes world no. 1 in construction (total contract value)
Constructs facilities for 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games
The Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest tunnel, is completed

Demolition Technology[edit]

The Kajima Corporation developed a building demolition technique that involves using hydraulic jacks to demolish a building one floor at a time. This method is safer, and allows for a more efficient recycling process. In the Spring of 2008, the Kajima Corporation used this technique to demolish a 17-story and 20-story building, recycling 99% of the steel and concrete and 92% of the interior materials in the process.[8]

Film backing[edit]

The Kasumigaseki Building, built by Kajima, is the main subject of the film Chōkōsō no Akebono, which was backed by Kajima.[9]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kajima Corporate Data". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kajima Factbook 2013" (PDF). Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kajima Financial Highlights". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Binder, Georges, ed. (2006). 101 of the World's Tallest Buildings. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. images Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-864-70173-9. 
  5. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hawaiian Dredging sold to Japanese firm". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Company History". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kajima Demolition Tech". Popular Science. December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  9. ^ Schilling, Mark. "Airplane flick tells only half the story." The Japan Times. Friday November 14, 2008. Retrieved on February 19, 2010.

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