May 20, 2016

Residents near planned maglev line sue central government

Residents in areas near the planned route for a high-speed magnetically levitated train and other people sued the government on Friday, demanding that its approval of the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) project be withdrawn. Some 730 people — 680 residents in Tokyo ...

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Dec 18, 2015

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Full-fledged construction work began Friday on the nation’s first magnetic levitation train line, with Central Japan Raiway Co. beginning the digging of a 25-km tunnel between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. Of the 286-km route envisioned for the line, which aims to connect Tokyo with ...

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Jun 28, 2015

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a “hoverboard.” That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for ...