JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Jun 26, 2015

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday that its magnetically levitated shinkansen was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest maglev in the world as of Thursday after achieving a speed of 603 kph in April. During a test run in Yamanashi ...

May 28, 2015

Japan to cooperate on Bangkok-Chiang Mai high-speed rail link

Transport minister Akihiro Ota and his visiting Thai counterpart, Prajin Juntong, signed on Wednesday a memorandum on the two nations’ cooperation on a planned high-speed rail link between Bangkok and the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Based on the memorandum, the Japanese and ...

Bullet train black gold awaits Ethiopian roasters

Feb 3, 2015

Bullet train black gold awaits Ethiopian roasters

by James Jeffrey

On a typically sunny January day in southwestern Ethiopia, smallholder coffee farmers gather beneath red, blue and orange canvases, propped up by wooden stakes, to watch and participate in a coffee-tasting competition with demanding Japanese standards. Naomi Nakahira, a coffee adviser with Ueshima Coffee ...