JR Tokai bullet trains may run faster in 2015

Dec 20, 2013

JR Tokai bullet trains may run faster in 2015

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) plans to raise the 270 kph speed limit on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, President Yoshiomi Yamada said. The railway plans to let its new N700A bullet train run faster than 270 kph by spring 2015, but Yamada said ...

Dec 17, 2013

Hitachi angling to land deals for shinkansen systems in India

Hitachi Ltd. has set up an in-house company for marketing and procurement in a bid to win supply contracts related to shinkansen systems in India, Hitachi Executive Vice President Junzo Nakajima said in an interview. With a staff of some 10 employees, the in-house ...

Dec 3, 2013

All bets are off if Nankai Trough has the Big One

If a magnitude 8 or greater earthquake hits along the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan, it and its tsunami could claim more than 300,000 lives, trigger an eruption of Mount Fuji and turn millions of people into refugees, prefectural and local governments ...

Wartime antiaircraft shell detonation halts shinkansen services

Jun 4, 2013

Wartime antiaircraft shell detonation halts shinkansen services

An unexploded World War II antiaircraft shell that was discovered just meters from a busy railway halted high speed trains Tuesday in Tokyo before a Ground Self-Defense Force bomb disposal squad detonated the explosive. An off-limits zone was set up around the dud, which ...

Singh to visit for rail, nuke pact talks

Mar 29, 2013

Singh to visit for rail, nuke pact talks

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will likely visit Japan by the end of May to discuss a high-speed railway project and a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation pact, India's foreign minister said Wednesday.