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Table: The Fattest Pork


AKASHI-KAIKYO BRIDGE

World's longest suspension bridge opens in 1998 near Kobe but is saddled with $29 billion in debt

AQUALINE BRIDGE/TUNNEL

Opens in Tokyo in 1997 but at a cost of $11 billion and sky-high tolls that scare off drivers

KANSAI AIRPORT

Japan's only 24-hour airport opens in 1994 but is burdened with debts exceeding $1.3 billion

MUTSU-OGAWARA

Quasi-public developer of industrial park in northern Japan fails in 2000, with debts of $1.4 billion

PHOENIX RESORT

Quasi-public Seagaia resort in southern Miyazaki collapses in 2001, with debts of $2.5 billion


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