December 08, 2014
IMABETSU, Aomori Prefecture--A cheering crowd of local residents and railway buffs greeted the first Shinkansen from Hokkaido as it came gliding out of the early morning mist...
December 04, 2014
Where once the novelty of riding a Shinkansen train was enjoyment enough for passengers, operators today are increasing efforts to attract new customers, including offering a...
November 28, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) President Koei Tsuge announced on Nov. 27 that construction of the maglev Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Nagoya will get under way on...
November 22, 2014
All Nippon Airways Co. said Nov. 21 that it will reduce fares for flights between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and two regional airports in the Hokuriku region from March to better ...
November 21, 2014
NANAE, Hokkaido--Hokkaido Railway Co. on Nov. 20 unveiled a sleek emblem incorporating a winter raptor for its new Shinkansen bullet trains set to start operating in 2016.
November 02, 2014
KIKONAI, Hokkaido--The last rail was set and the final bolts were tightened on Nov. 1, completing a railway-connection project that will allow Shinkansen bullet trains to run...
November 01, 2014
NANAE, Hokkaido--Pulled along at a crawl, Hokkaido Railway Co.'s first Shinkansen bullet train underwent a series of checks on Nov. 1 ahead of planned trial runs next month.
October 23, 2014
The operator of the planned Chuo Shinkansen Line reiterated its desire to export Japanese maglev technologies to the United States during an international conference on...
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 14, 2014
HAKODATE, Hokkaido--Hokkaido received its first Shinkansen train cars for operational purposes on Oct. 13 during an unveiling event at Hakodate Port attended by cheering...
October 04, 2014
Fares for a new and speedier Shinkansen line connecting Tokyo and Kanazawa will start at 14,120 yen ($128.60), the railway operators said on Oct. 3.
October 01, 2014
Train buffs thronged Platform 19 at Tokyo Station, where the first bullet train departed exactly 50 years ago, dazzling the world.
October 01, 2014
Commemorative 100-yen coins will be issued in March to mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line bullet train service.
October 01, 2014
Everyone in Japan is familiar with this opening line of "Tetsudo Shoka" (Songs of railways): "With the sound of a whistle at Shinbashi ..."
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...
September 16, 2014
A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo and the Kanto region around lunchtime on Sept. 16, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.
September 06, 2014
East Japan Railway Co. plans to introduce its prized Shinkansen to U.S. soil through a bid for a railway project in the state of California, the company said Sept. 5.
September 03, 2014
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--Tsurugajo Castle here, which set the stage for major developments during the Boshin civil war of 1868-1869 that established the imperial...
August 29, 2014
Choosing a destination and riding a train purely for the fun of it was the sort of leisurely, aimless train travel that author Hyakken Uchida (1889-1971) loved. He got great...
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...