Shinkansen

ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion’ train to run on Sanyo Shinkansen Line ...
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A special Evangelion-themed train will be riding the Sanyo Shinkansen Line beginning this autumn to celebrate 40 years of the bullet train service and the 20th anniversary of...
Railway Museum hopes to boost attendance with Shinkansen-inspired...
A section for the Shinkalion robot set up at the Railway Museum is popular with small children. (Shigeo Hirai)
SAITAMA--At a huge, secret underground base at the Railway Museum here lies an advanced research center for Shinkansen-inspired super robots designed to fight mysterious...
PHOTO: ‘Dr. Yellow’ lucky Shinkansen shows its belly for 1st...
Train buffs take pictures as the  “Dr. Yellow” inspection Shinkansen is lifted during a periodic inspection at a factory in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on July 25. (Yoshihiro Yasutomi)
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--Railroad buffs and children were delighted at the rare opportunity to see an inspection Shinkansen, popularly called “Dr. Yellow,” lifted...
Joint task force urges India to select Shinkansen for its...
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A joint Japanese-Indian survey team recommended July 20 that New Delhi adopt a Shinkansen-like system for its planned rapid-transit railway line that will link Mumbai with...
Shinkansen trains to get more security cameras after suicide blaze
A surveillance camera inside the entry and exit area of the N700 series Shinkansen train currently running on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Two Shinkansen operators plan to install cameras inside the passenger compartments of trains following the self-immolation incident on a bullet train that left two people dead...
Railways mulling banning dangerous liquids aboard Shinkansens...
A person injured after a man set himself on fire aboard a bullet train on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line is carried on a stretcher in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 30. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
The transport ministry and five major regional railway companies may prohibit passengers from bringing kerosene or gasoline onto Shinkansens, following a self-immolation on...
EDITORIAL: Shinkansen fire should lead to review of safety measures
Firefighters carry a passenger injured by the fire from the Nozomi bullet train in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on June 30. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An appalling incident occurred June 30 on Japan’s main rail artery, when a fatal fire broke out inside a Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train while it was running in Kanagawa...
Shinkansen passengers recount terrifying ordeal with man who set...
A passenger covering his mouth evacuates to the No. 3 car of the Nozomi bullet train after the No. 2 car became filled with smoke on June 30. (Provided by a passenger)
Shortly after a Shinkansen left Tokyo bound for Osaka at 11 a.m. on June 30, a passenger in the train’s No. 1 car became suspicious about a man who was behaving erratically.
VOX POPULI: The peace of a company of strangers shattered on a...
Firefighters enter the railway track of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on June 30. (The Asahi Shimbun)
In his “The Physiology of Taste,” French politician and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) noted that people attending a dinner party must treat one...
UPDATE: Man sets self on fire on Shinkansen train; 2 dead, 9...
Firefighters enter the railway track of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on June 30. (Eiji Hori)
A man set himself on fire aboard a Shinkansen bullet train in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 30, killing himself and another passenger, police said.
Tokyo tourism video showing 'miracle' train cleaning crew at work...
A scene from the Tokyo tourism promotional video “7-minute Miracle,” which features a cleaning crew as it works with clocklike precision in a bullet train (From the Tokyo metropolitan government's official Youtube channel)
A short video to promote tourism that shows the clocklike precision with which Japanese custodial crews clean the nation’s bullet trains during stops is a hit with overseas...
PHOTO: Kyoto geisha take ride in Shinkansen to Tokyo to promote...
A Shinkansen Green Car carriage filled with 40 geisha from Kyoto heads for Tokyo on June 21. (Ryo Kato)
KYOTO--A troupe of kimono-clad geisha from Kyoto boarded a Shinkansen bound for Tokyo on June 21 to participate in a tourism campaign promoting Japan’s ancient capital.
Japan to provide Shinkansen technology to Thailand
A Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train at Kanazawa Station (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan will provide Shinkansen technology for a high-speed rail link between Bangkok and the northern city of Chiang Mai under an agreement reached with Thailand on May 27.
Largest collection of historic trains planned for Kyoto Railway...
An artist’s rendition of the first floor of the main building of Kyoto Railway Museum that will open in spring 2016 in Kyoto’s Shimogyo Ward (Provided by West Japan Railway Co.)
KYOTO--Fifty-three historically significant trains from the early days of steam power to sleek Shinkansen will be exhibited at the Kyoto Railway Museum that opens in spring...
Prime Minister Abe touts bullet train in California visit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, from left, smiles with East Japan Railway Co. Vice Chairman Masaki Ogata, California Governor Jerry Brown and Brown's wife, Anne Gust, after a demonstration of the JR-East Shinkansen train simulator at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on April 30. (AP Photo/ Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave California's governor a hint of what it would be like inside a Japanese-made bullet train on April 30, displaying a train simulator for Governor...
Thousand affected by Shinkansen delays as Golden Week kicks off
Passengers exit a halted Shinkansen and walk toward Koriyama Station in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on April 29. (Naoko Kawamura)
KORIYAMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tens of thousands of travelers making an early Golden Week getaway were temporarily stranded on April 29 after a power outage brought Shinkansen ...
EDITORIAL: Shinkansen lines no panacea for struggling local...
A large sign at JR Kanazawa Station in the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture on March 14 reads, “The Shinkansen line arrives here with spring.” The Kanazawa city government is pinning its hopes on the inauguration of the bullet train service between the city and Tokyo to buoy the local tourist industry. (Hideki Ito)
The Nagano-Kanazawa section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line started services on March 14.
Start of new Hokuriku bullet train service met with high hopes
The brand-new Kagayaki No. 500 bullet train makes its first run of the day from JR Kanazawa Station on March 14. (Kenta Sujino)
A string of ceremonies was held in the early hours of March 14 marking the opening of a much-anticipated bullet train service linking Nagano to the distant Hokuriku region.
Bullet train for modern art buffs will start from spring 2016
An artist's rendition of the interior of the "Genbi Shinkansen" (contemporary art Shinkansen) (Provided by East Japan Railway Co.)
A new type of Shinkansen rail car starting service in the spring of 2016 will cater to modern art lovers by featuring contemporary Japanese works, East Japan Railway Co. (JR...
Japan, Thailand to cooperate on railway projects
Thai Interim Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Feb. 9 (Shinichi Iizuka)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Thai Interim Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agreed on Feb. 9 that their countries will cooperate in constructing or improving railways in...