Bullet train stops after tablet PC catches fire, singes table

Sep 25, 2017

Bullet train stops after tablet PC catches fire, singes table

A shinkansen made an emergency stop Sunday after a tablet computer apparently owned by a passenger caught fire while the train was en route to Tokyo Station, police and railway officials said. The incident aboard the Nozomi 234 super express took place at around 5:30 ...

/ 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, ...

Shinkansen back in service between Kyoto and Hakata after power outage

Jun 22, 2017

Shinkansen back in service between Kyoto and Hakata after power outage

Shinkansen services resumed normal operations Thursday morning following wide disruptions due to a Wednesday power outage that affected at least 50,000 passengers, including 1,500 people who stayed in train cars overnight. According to JR Tokai and JR West, the outage, which began at around 7:55 ...

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 ...