Abe, Kennedy hitch maglev ride

Apr 12, 2014

Abe, Kennedy hitch maglev ride

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inspected a magnetically levitated train with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on a test track in Yamanashi Prefecture on Saturday. Abe, who offered support for using the technology in the United States to President Barack Obama in February 2013, ...

Apr 11, 2014

Kennedy to join Abe on maglev train inspection

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will join Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to inspect a magnetically levitated train system in Yamanashi Prefecture, the government said Friday. In November, Abe met with executives from a U.S. group that is pushing to build such ...

Sep 18, 2013

Maglev train plan outlined by JR Tokai

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Wednesday revealed the outline of its course for a magnetically levitated train that will whisk passengers from Nagoya to Tokyo in about 40 minutes starting in 2027. New stations will be erected in four cities between Tokyo’s ...