Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

| Sep 21, 2016

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

Government data has showed new shinkansen routes have had a varying impact on land prices in areas along the lines. So-called standard land prices as of July 1, used as a benchmark for land transactions in Japan, went up again this year in areas ...

Sep 8, 2016

Japan bullet train driver puts feet up on the job

A shinkansen bullet train driver came under fire Thursday after an online photo emerged of him operating it with his feet up. Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said the 29-year-old acknowledged that he operated the high speed train in that position for 10 ...

Japan, Thailand sign memo on shinkansen project

Aug 6, 2016

Japan, Thailand sign memo on shinkansen project

Transport minister Keiichi Ishii and his Thai counterpart, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, signed a memorandum on cooperation on Saturday for a high-speed rail project in Thailand that will adopt Japan’s shinkansen system. The two countries will start work on creating a basic plan next year after ...