JR East shinkansen decorated in dazzling livery

Jan 14, 2016

JR East shinkansen decorated in dazzling livery

East Japan Railway Co. has unveiled a shinkansen decorated with sparkling images of fireworks. The eye-catching train will serve on a stretch of line that ends in Niigata. The Genbi Shinkansen was unveiled at JR Omiya Station in Saitama on Tuesday. Its exterior features ...

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Jan 7, 2016

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), will probably create a U.S. subsidiary as it sets about bringing the shinkansen to Texas, Koei Tsuge, the company’s president, has said. The planned new unit will provide technological assistance to Texas Central Partners LLC (TCP), which is ...

Laser aimed at shinkansen driver in western Japan

Dec 12, 2015

Laser aimed at shinkansen driver in western Japan

A laser beam was apparently aimed at the driver of a waiting shinkansen bullet train in late November in western Japan, an official of West Japan Railway Co. said Saturday, following similar incidents targeting flying aircraft in Okinawa and elsewhere. A Kodama train halted ...

Abe off to India for talks with Modi on nuclear technology pact

Dec 11, 2015

Abe off to India for talks with Modi on nuclear technology pact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Friday for a three-day visit to India, where he will meet with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to discuss a proposed bilateral nuclear cooperation treaty. Speaking to reporters at his office before departure from Tokyo International Airport at Haneda, ...

Sep 30, 2015

Japan loses Indonesian high-speed railway contract to China

Japan has lost to China in bidding to build Indonesia’s first high-speed railway. It is seen as a heavy blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s goal of pursuing economic growth through infrastructure projects overseas. Sofyan Djalil, head of the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency, ...