Heavy snow strands 1,000 vehicles on Fukui Prefecture road

National Feb 6, 2018

Heavy snow strands 1,000 vehicles on Fukui Prefecture road

Heavy snow blanketed much of the Sea of Japan coast on Tuesday, disrupting transportation and prompting authorities to request the dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces for disaster relief after about 1,000 vehicles were stranded. Due to a strong cold front and a low-pressure system, snow ...

Hokuriku shinkansen setting tourists abuzz

Reference | EXPLAINER Mar 2, 2015

Hokuriku shinkansen setting tourists abuzz

by Kazuaki Nagata

On March 14, the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line will open as an extension of the Nagano Shinkansen Line, directly connecting Tokyo with Kanazawa and shortening the travel time to the scenic capital of Ishikawa Prefecture to 2½ hours from four. Public excitement is mounting. Tickets for ...

Railway agency officials face bid rigging charges

National Mar 4, 2014

Railway agency officials face bid rigging charges

Prosecutors plan to build a case against senior officials of a government-backed railway construction agency over alleged bid rigging in connection with projects for the Hokuriku bullet train line, sources said Tuesday. Officials of the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency are suspected of ...