/ Jul 22, 2017

Abe plans to visit India in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting India between Sept. 12 and 14, it has been learned.Abe is expected to hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend a ceremony related to India’s high-speed railway project, which uses Japan’s shinkansen technology, ...

Holiday exodus peaks, clogging airports, train stations

Dec 29, 2016

Holiday exodus peaks, clogging airports, train stations

The New Year’s travel exodus peaked Thursday as people jammed airports and train stations for destinations in Japan and abroad.On Thursday alone, around 50,000 people were expected to leave the country from Narita airport, 33,400 from Kansai airport in Osaka, and some 8,800 from ...

Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Jul 22, 2016

Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Japan intensified its shinkansen sales pitch in Singapore on Friday, hoping to acquire an edge in its bid for the Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail project.Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii discussed the bullet train system at a meeting with Singapore Senior Minister ...

Jun 30, 2016

JR West bullet trains halted for five hours due to power outage

Shinkansen bullet train services in western Japan were suspended for more than five hours from the first train of the day due to a power outage Thursday morning, affecting around 21,400 people, operator West Japan Railway Co. said.The electrical outage occurred at around 5:30 ...

May 17, 2016

JR Tokai subsidiary to work on Texas bullet train project

Central Japan Railway Co. has announced that it will set up a fully owned subsidiary in Dallas this month to support a bullet train project in Texas.Koei Tsuge, president of the firm better known as JR Tokai, told a news conference Monday that the ...