As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...

Jul 13, 2015

Caller threatens to blow up bullet train

Tokyo Station received a phone call Sunday afternoon from a man claiming to have planted a bomb on a bullet train, authorities said Monday. The man claimed he would detonate the bomb by Monday. No explosives were found and the incident did not affect ...

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Jun 26, 2015

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday that its magnetically levitated shinkansen was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest maglev in the world as of Thursday after achieving a speed of 603 kph in April. During a test run in Yamanashi ...

May 28, 2015

Japan to cooperate on Bangkok-Chiang Mai high-speed rail link

Transport minister Akihiro Ota and his visiting Thai counterpart, Prajin Juntong, signed on Wednesday a memorandum on the two nations’ cooperation on a planned high-speed rail link between Bangkok and the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Based on the memorandum, the Japanese and ...