Hugely expensive International Linear Collider,planned for Japan

Over ¥1 trillion cost for International Linear Collider,planned for Japan

Tohoku pitched for ¥1 trillion collider
Researchers promoting a project to build a 30-km-long straight linear accelerator aimed at answering questions about the beginnings of the universe,  named the International Linear Collider,  said Friday they have chosen the Kitakami mountain area in the Tohoku region as a candidate site., But whether the government will invite the project remains to be seen due to the high cost,  forecast at more than ¥1 trillion. About half of that amount is expected to be borne by the host state.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/08/23/national/tohoku-pitched-for-%c2%a51-trillion-collider/#.UhfdD78mz0c
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