Nikkei 225 Component
|Founded||Tokyo, Japan (1840 )|
|Headquarters||3-1, Motoakasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8388, Japan|
|Rokuro Ishikawa, (Former CEO, Chairman and Honorary Chairman) Mitsuyoshi Nakamura, (CEO and President)|
|Revenue||JPY) (FY 2012)|
|JPY) (FY 2012)|
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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. The company is known for its DIB-200 proposal. The company stock is traded on four leading Japanese stock exchanges and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.
- 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
- 1964 - Establishment of Kajima International Incorporated (KII) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- 1968 - Japan's first high-rise building, the Kasumigaseki Building, is completed
- 1987 - Establishment of Kajima Europe B.V. (KE) in the Netherlands
- 1988 - Establishment of Kajima Overseas Asia Pte Ltd. (KOA) in Singapore
- The Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest tunnel, is completed
- 1994 - Construction of Kansai International Airport is finalized
- 1998 - Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is completed
- 2001 - The Suez Canal Bridge is completed
- 2002 - Hawaiian Dredging is acquired from Dillingham Construction.
- 2003 - Establishment of Kajima (Shanghai) Construction Co., Ltd.
- 2010 - Construction of Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore completed
- 2011 - The company completed the construction of the Dubai Metro (phase 1 and 2)
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.
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