Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue with U.S.

Apr 19, 2017

Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue with U.S.

Japanese companies are hoping the new Japan-U.S. economic dialogue will help them expand investment in the United States while bracing for tough demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The dialogue is expected to "become a foundation for strengthening the two countries' economic ...

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery

Mar 14, 2017

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery

The Nozomi bullet train service, a crucial transport artery connecting major cities — making more than 200 trips every day between Tokyo to Osaka alone — marked its 25th anniversary Tuesday. Nozomi trains from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka arrive every few minutes at major stations such ...

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 Nagoya ...