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Tobishima, the Japanese contractor, has prepared plans to build a 30,000,000 million yen (£145,631 million), 1,100 ha artificial island at Wakasa Bay, western Japan. The island will have an international airport, oil storage base, container berth and housing. The firm has also proposed a 11,000,000 million yen (£53,398 million) canal from the mouth of the Tumen river in China to the north-east of the country.

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