India interested in Japan's bullet train technology

Jul 3, 2014

India interested in Japan's bullet train technology

India’s railway system needs huge improvements and Indian Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher says his country is interested in adopting Japan’s bullet train technology. “The government is looking at how the better quality, the new quality of trains should be introduced” and “shinkansen is one ...

Shinkansen tops list of 100 innovative postwar technologies

Jun 18, 2014

Shinkansen tops list of 100 innovative postwar technologies

The Shinkansen bullet train system has topped the list of 100 innovative projects, technologies and products that have made a significant contribution to Japan’s economic development since World War II, according to a nonprofit organization. Shinkansen, which came into service in 1964, was followed ...

Railway agency officials face bid rigging charges

Mar 4, 2014

Railway agency officials face bid rigging charges

Prosecutors plan to build a case against senior officials of a government-backed railway construction agency over alleged bid rigging in connection with projects for the Hokuriku bullet train line, sources said Tuesday. Officials of the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency are suspected ...

Feb 4, 2014

Hokuriku rail line bid-rigging spurs raids

Investigators on Tuesday raided the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency as well as two private firms over alleged bid-rigging for snow-melting equipment on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, investigative sources said. Around 30 investigators from the Tokyo prosecutor’s office and the Fair Trade ...

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 ...