kitakyushu training centerTopcon Positioning Group announces the opening of the third training center of Topcon Corporation in Japan. Located in the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, the training center will serve to support efforts by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism to promote i-Construction. In Japan, the use of i-Construction is particularly popular in the Kyushu Prefecture. Of the 584 ICT projects commissioned by the MLIT that were conducted in fiscal 2016, more than 20 percent were overseen by the Kyushu Regional Development Bureau. Kitakyushu is proactively adopting i-Construction. With the objective of creating attractive construction sites and improving construction work productivity, the city partnered with the local construction industry to establish the Kitakyushu City i-Construction Promotion Council — making Kitakyushu City the first government-decreed city in Japan to undertake such an initiative. Topcon has positioned the Kyushu region as a core site for the promotion of i-Construction and going forward it will continue making contributions to regional development. Read More