October 18, 2014
On Oct. 17, transport minister Akihiro Ota approved Central Japan Railway Co.’s (JR Tokai) plan to build a maglev bullet train line for the 2027 scheduled start of service...
October 01, 2014
Train buffs thronged Platform 19 at Tokyo Station, where the first bullet train departed exactly 50 years ago, dazzling the world.
September 23, 2014
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--Two minutes and 50 seconds after the train’s departure, tunnel lights zipped by, water in a glass rippled harder, and a booming sound grew louder.
September 18, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said it will raise the maximum speed on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line from 270 kph to 285 kph next spring, the first such increase in 23...
August 27, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) publicized the final outline for its maglev bullet train project, as the operator submitted required documents to transport minister...
August 24, 2014
Railway companies, manufacturers and industry groups have banded together to link up efforts to dispatch Japan's bullet-train technology overseas.
May 30, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) will let a number of train junkies peek inside its popular Doctor Yellow train as part of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of its...
May 07, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on April 23 submitted its final assessment report to the government on the environmental impact of the new maglev bullet train service,...
April 29, 2014
“Pekorosu no Haha ni Aini Iku” (Visiting with Pekorosu’s mother), a manga created by Yuichi Okano, is about his aging mother, Mitsue, who is in her 90s.
April 18, 2014
FUEFUKI, Yamanashi Prefecture--With the bright pink peach blossoms in full bloom and a high-tech prototype maglev train zipping by, shutterbugs and tourists in this central...
March 26, 2014
The new maglev bullet train service of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), scheduled to start between Shinagawa in Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027, has become a growing cause for...
March 20, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) will offer tickets for test rides on its super-fast maglev train that has a top speed of 500 kph.
January 30, 2014
Tom Daschle, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, doesn’t need any convincing about the merits of Japan’s high-speed “floating” train technology.
January 29, 2014
NAGOYA--With a new era on the horizon, tall cranes dominate the sky around Nagoya Station, and the clamor of construction machinery adds to the feel of the changing landscape.
January 06, 2014
Japan plans to offer 500 billion yen ($4.79 billion) in loans to the United States as part of a push to export its high-speed magnetic levitation train system, which could...
November 27, 2013
SETTSU, Osaka Prefecture--In preparation for the ever-present threat of a powerful temblor disrupting Shinkansen service, more than 1,000 people participated in an emergency...
October 22, 2013
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--Central Japan Railway Co., the operator of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, is undertaking its largest upgrade of bullet trains since the line...
October 19, 2013
Railway officials are touting their new high-speed magnetic levitated train, which are expected to begin operations in 2027, the first in the nation, as cutting the travel time ...
September 08, 2013
Boasting an automated speed control system and a host of passenger-friendly features, the new N700A Shinkansen bullet train will make its commercial debut Feb. 8.
August 30, 2013
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--Even as the on-board monitor registered a mind-boggling 500 kilometers per hour, the Asahi Shimbun reporter invited to report on a test run of the...