maglev train

EDITORIAL: JR Tokai fails to tackle environment concerns over...
A maglev train makes a test run on JR Tokai's Yamanashi Maglev Test Line in Yamanashi Prefecture in June 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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...
Japan will offer 500 billion yen in loans for U.S. maglev project
The Asahi Shimbun
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...
Japan pins hopes on 2020 Tokyo Olympics to buoy economy
A cake shop in the Takashimaya Shinjuku Store in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward shows off Olympic-themed cakes on Sept. 9. (Sayuri Ide)
Japanese business leaders and the ruling coalition are banking on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to put the nation’s economy firmly on a growth track after it has shown signs of...
Test runs get under way on 500 kph maglev Shinkansen
The prototype L0 maglev train hits a speed of 500 kph during a test run at the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line on Aug. 29. (Jun Kaneko)
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) has begun test runs of a magnetically levitated train that can reach speeds of up to 500 kph with an eye toward commercial operations...
Fast answers about maglev train
Central Japan Railway Co.'s magnetic levitation train line is expected to connect Tokyo and Nagoya in about 40 minutes when it opens in 2027. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled its L0 series high-speed magnetic levitation train in June at its Yamanashi Maglev Test Center in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture.
Japan operator reveals high-speed maglev train
Yasukazu Endo, general manager of JR Tokai’s Yamanashi Maglev Test Center, answers questions from reporters, in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Nov. 22. The Series L0 is seen in the background. (Taku Hosokawa)
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--A rail operator has unveiled a prototype high-speed magnetic levitation train, which it plans to operate on one of Japan's busiest routes from 2027.
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