Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

National / Politics Sep 22, 2016

Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan's aging, shrinking population was not a burden, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors and artificial intelligence. Abe's comments on Wednesday came days after official data showed that Japan has 34.6 million people aged ...

Business Jun 5, 2015

Maryland governor takes test ride on maglev train in Japan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride Thursday on a magnetically levitated train test line in central Japan in a show of the U.S. state's strong interest in the Japanese technology for a planned high-speed train link in the Northeastern United States. The test ride ...

JR Tokai resumes maglev tests on new section

Business / Corporate Aug 29, 2013

JR Tokai resumes maglev tests on new section

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) resumed experimental runs Thursday of its magnetically levitated trains after completing a two-year project to extend its test line. JR Tokai plans to launch a maglev train service between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027, enabling passengers to travel between ...