April 15, 2014
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--Visitors to the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center here will soon be able to view the world's fastest "floating" train and experience...
April 11, 2014
Four of Japan’s bullet train operators have established a joint sales promotion body to compete globally with European and Chinese firms, touting their safety record over the ...
February 28, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. plans to raise the maximum speed of its Tokaido Shinkansen to 285 kph in spring 2015 from the current 270 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 03, 2014
A fire that destroyed an amusement arcade near JR Yurakucho Station in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward forced the temporary suspension of services on the Tokaido bullet train and other...
December 29, 2013
NAGOYA--Fifty years after the start of Shinkansen service, construction of the next-generation train line using magnetic levitation technology is expected to begin in October,...
December 16, 2013
NAGANO--A sleek new Shinkansen train that will enter into service next year was put through its paces in a trial run in Nagano Prefecture on Dec. 15.
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...
November 08, 2013
Over the last few years, bigwigs from the Japanese rail industry and the government have made a concerted effort to promote the Shinkansen, Japan’s high-speed rail system,...
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 20, 2013
After his first experience riding a “Nozomi” Shinkansen bullet train between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka 21 years ago, railroad travel writer Shunzo Miyawaki (1926-2003) wrote,...
September 16, 2013
Three people were confirmed dead after Typhoon No. 18 drenched much of the main Japanese island on Sept. 16.
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 18, 2013
Traffic on expressways peaked in many parts of Japan on Aug. 17, as travelers were returning home from the traditional Bon mid-summer holidays, when Japanese go to their...
June 04, 2013
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture—Racing through tunnels deep underground, the super-fast maglev train from Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) will reach speeds of up to 500...
June 03, 2013
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--The public got a rare chance to view a linked up prototype of the super-fast maglev "floating" train on its test track here June 3.
May 09, 2013
HANOI--Vietnam has effectively dropped plans to adopt Japan's Shinkansen bullet-train technology, opting for a slower speed rail link between its two main cities.
March 24, 2013
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) is close to signing its first overseas consulting contract with a Taiwanese railway operator, a step toward exporting bullet trains based...