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...
August 24, 2014
Railway companies, manufacturers and industry groups have banded together to link up efforts to dispatch Japan's bullet-train technology overseas.
August 08, 2014
SAITAMA--A train museum here will open a special exhibition on Aug. 9 featuring bullet trains to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the first Shinkansen line.
August 07, 2014
NAGOYA--A department store here is holding a special exhibition on bullet trains to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line in October.
August 06, 2014
ITOIGAWA, Niigata Prefecture--Excited train fans gathered atop a hill here for their first view of West Japan Railway Co.'s latest bullet train as it zoomed along the Hokuriku...
July 14, 2014
TAIPEI--Japan has long been known for its "cultural borrowing," adopting ideas and practices from abroad and improving on them to make them uniquely Japanese.
July 03, 2014
NAKAGAWA, Fukuoka Prefecture--At first glance, West Japan Railway Co.'s new Kodama Shinkansen looks like any run-of-the-mill bullet train.
June 30, 2014
YAMAGATA--Passengers on the newest Shinkansen to join East Japan Railway Co.'s (JR East) fleet of trains will be able to relieve aching feet with a footbath, and then...
June 23, 2014
HAKUSAN, Ishikawa Prefecture--West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) on June 22 unveiled its latest W7 series Shinkansen train, attracting hundreds of people in a prefecture eagerly...
June 06, 2014
With speed taking priority over capacity, East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) will retire all double-decker Shinkansen trains that have carried commuters to and from Tokyo for 30...
May 09, 2014
China has its sights set on exporting its low-cost bullet trains to emerging markets through economic assistance, potentially creating competition for overseas sales of...
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 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.