Japan: A Farm Boy Who's Going to Town

Tokyo's besieged commuters daily battle what they call kotsu jigoku — literally, traffic hell — but they are about to get welcome relief from at least one of its irritations. At a particularly nasty intersection, where queues of buses now snarl traffic, a group of entrepreneurs plans to build the city's first indoor bus terminal. The moving force behind the new, $25 million station is a man who has a special interest in the comfort of Japanese bus riders: Kenji Osano, a burly, self-made millionaire who owns most of the buses that...

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