KAJIMA CORPORATION
News & Notes
Vol. 36
Spring 2006
Kajima around the World

From Japan
Honorary Chairman Rokuro Ishikawa
In Memory of Honorary Chairman Rokuro Ishikawa, Who Passed Away on December 14, 2005,
at the Age of 80


Rokuro Ishikawa, D. Eng., became a director at Kajima in 1955, after a career that included senior positions at the Ministry of Transportation and Japanese National Railways. With his expertise in the field of civil engineering, Dr. Ishikawa led the Company in its work on numerous national projects, including dams, the Shinkansen bullet train railway system, expressways, and coastal industrial complexes. He used his superior foresight to provide leadership for Kajima's technology development, pioneering new markets for massive shipyards, nuclear power facilities, and skyscrapers able to withstand earthquakes in a temblor-prone Japan, as well as to guide the Company's growth. After his appointment as president in 1978, the solid leadership and strategic management Dr. Ishikawa provided in a challenging economy enabled Kajima to become the first company in the industry to achieve revenues of 1 trillion yen three years later in 1981 and established it as an undisputed leader of the Japanese construction industry. He was appointed chairman in 1984, and honorary chairman in 2005.

Dr. Ishikawa was also elected to senior positions in a number of prominent organizations, serving in such capacities as chairman of the Japan Federation of Construction Contractors, president of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers and president of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies. One of the most influential figures in Japanese industry, he also served as chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1987 to 1993.

An active member of the international community, Dr. Ishikawa served as head of both the Japan - Midwest U.S. Association and the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), and participated as a senior member in management forums and missions to various countries around the world. He also chaired such international friendship associations as the Japan - Italy Association and the Japan - Egypt Friendship Association.

Dr. Ishikawa will long be remembered for the more than half century of sincere, dedicated leadership he provided Kajima and many of Japan's prominent economic, industrial and cultural organizations.
From Europe
Signing ceremony for the pier extension project in Croatia
Signing ceremony for the pier extension project in Croatia
Project Construction Begun on Pier Extension in Croatia, the First for a Japanese Contractor

In November 2005, Kajima was awarded a contract for the construction of a new wharf in the city of Rijeka, along the Adriatic coast of Croatia (approximately 150 kilometers, or 90 miles, from the capital, Zagreb). Construction began on January 30.

The project involves placement of 12 caissons, 25 meters (82 feet) wide by 20 meters (66 feet) high, 140 meters (460 feet) into the offing from the existing quay wall, and filling this with about 200,000 cubic meters (262,000 cubic yards) of earth and sand to extend the pier a total length of approximately 300 meters (985 feet). The extension requires sophisticated engineering capabilities, as a mound foundation of rubble stone of approximately 160,000 cubic meters (209,600 cubic yards) must be laid in water more than 30 meters (99 feet) deep, and the 5,000-tonne caissons precisely placed within 5 centimeters (2 inches) of their determined height. Kajima is drawing on the technology and expertise it has acquired during past harbor constructions, devoting all of its capabilities to complete the project.

Completion of the project is anticipated for May 2009. The new wharf will make it possible for the port of Rijeka to accommodate the docking of large ships, and it is expected to become a major shipping hub in the European Union.
Project Construction Begun on Pier Extension in Croatia, the First for a Japanese Contractor
From the United States
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.
Kajima's HDCC Forges Ahead in Hawaii with a Range of Significant Projects

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. (HDCC) was founded in 1902, when it dredged the channel entrance into Honolulu Harbor and Pearl Harbor. It is the largest and most diversified contractor in Hawaii, having built some of the most significant projects in the islands. These projects include the dredging of the Ala Wai Canal to create what is known today as Waikiki, the Academy of Arts, the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Halekulani Hotel, most of the state highway system on Oahu and Kajima's Four Seasons Hotel at Hualalai.

At present, projects range from the building of hotels, resorts, major shopping centers, condominiums, residential and military housing, office buildings, and parking structures to highways, military facilities, industrial projects, and renovation and repair work in the Pacific Basin. Since 1985, HDCC has been involved in the construction of more than 8,000 single family and town homes. It has also constructed more than 18,000 hotel rooms since 1960.

Recently, there has been a boom in the construction of residential projects, in particular high-rise condominiums. Since 1980, HDCC has completed or is currently constructing nearly 8,000 condominium units. The current Signing ceremony for the pier extension project in Croatia Pier Reclaimed land projects include Ko'olani (370 units), Moana Pacific (704 units), 215 North King Street (251 units), Watermark (212 units) and 909 Kapiolani (227 units).

HDCC and Kajima have worked together on several very significant projects, with Kajima as the developer and HDCC handling the construction. In the early 1980s HDCC constructed the Central Pacific Plaza, and in the 1990s the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai, one of the Top 30 World Class Hotels. Recently, HDCC and Kajima Construction Services, Inc. (KCS) formed a joint venture to construct the US$147 million Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus on the "Big Island" and the US$117 million University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine on Oahu.

Kajima acquired HDCC in 2002, and it continues to be the largest contractor in Hawaii with the support and direction of its parent company, Kajima USA Inc.
High-rise condominium under construction in Moana Pacific
High-rise condominium under construction in Moana Pacific
Transparent MRI Room Exhibited at RSNA 2005

Kajima exhibited its transparent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) room at the 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2005), held from November 27 to December 1, 2005, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

For its second year at the conference, Kajima displayed a full size mock-up of the transparent MRI room system, allowing visitors to experience for themselves the sense of openness it offers. Many of the medical professionals who attended were particularly interested in the new system, which combines in a single unit a large observation window that fills an entire wall, with a newly developed, transparent automatic shielding door.

The Kajima booth drew around 5,000 visitors during the five-day exhibition. Kajima received numerous specific inquiries from radiology professionals from around the world, many relating to Kajima's preparations for the anticipated rapid spread of high magnetic field MRI equipment with field strengths of 3.0 tesla, or their plans to expand existing MRI facilities.

The series of the new transparent MRI room is scheduled to be installed in medical institutions throughout Japan in 2006. (Regions where installations are planned include Kyushu, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Kansai, Nagoya, Hokuriku, Tokyo and Tohoku.)
Transparent MRI Room Exhibited at RSNA 2005
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