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MAGLEV

A maglev train tunnel work site in Kawasaki is shown to the media on Jan. 15, ahead of full-fledged drilling beginning around September.
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2024
Maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate
Shizuoka's governor has pushed back over environmental issues, including the effects of construction on the Oi River.
The maglev shinkansen line was originally scheduled for opening in 2027.
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2023
JR Central changes opening date of maglev shinkansen line
The line will open "no earlier than 2027" due to uncertainties over when drilling works for a tunnel in Shizuoka Prefecture can commence.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 30, 2023
Japan-led maglev project in U.S. faces cost and regulatory hurdles
Central Japan Railway, a leading developer of the maglev, has promoted its readiness to help build a transportation system that would connect Washington and New York in one hour.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 1, 2021
Two men found guilty of bid-rigging for Tokyo-Osaka maglev
The court handed down an 18-month prison term, suspended for three years, to both men, along with a u00a5250 million fine each.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 24, 2020
China and Japan race to dominate the future of high-speed rail
Japan and China are racing to build a new type of ultrafast, levitating train, seeking to demonstrate their mastery over a technology with big export potential.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 19, 2020
JR Central uses test ride to show off updated maglev shinkansen
The new magnetically levitated bullet train service will link Tokyo and Osaka at speeds of up to 500 kilometers per hour once completed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2020
Shizuoka group eyes injunction to stop Japan maglev project
The legal action is just one of several being taken by residents who are worried the project will ruin a river vital to its well known tea and orange crops.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Aug 13, 2020
Japan’s maglev project derailed by pandemic and environmental fears
Shizuoka's governor is refusing to greenlight crucial work for the whopping u00a59 trillion project, and COVID-19 has caused a reassessment of future demand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2020
JR Central chief vows to get maglev back on track amid Shizuoka opposition
Central Japan Railway Co. President Shin Kaneko on Wednesday vowed to put the firm's ultrahigh-speed magnetic levitation shinkansen line into service as soon as possible, despite a delay in construction work.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2019
JR Central unveils tunnel for maglev shinkansen line
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) has unveiled the inside of a tunnel under construction in Gifu Prefecture for use as part of its ultrafast maglev train line, scheduled to go into service in 2027.
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2019
Shizuoka throws wrench in the works of Tokyo-Nagoya maglev shinkansen route
The current plan for the Tokyo-Nagoya maglev route, currently under construction, calls for Central Japan Railway Co. to begin operations by around 2027. The route will slash a trip between Nagoya and Shinagawa, which takes about 90 minutes on the fastest bullet trains today, to just 40 minutes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2019
Is Nara's future tied to a proposed maglev shinkansen route?
Although Nara has become a favorite of international tourists in recent years, the city, which served as the nation's ancient capital from 710 to 784, has historically been a bit off the beaten path.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Apr 28, 2019
Aichi-based companies converge on Nagoya Station ahead of Japan's 2027 maglev launch
With the maglev line scheduled to launch in 2027, linking Tokyo and Nagoya, more companies in Aichi Prefecture are moving their headquarters closer to Nagoya Station to take advantage of the convenient location.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2019
Kansai execs have big dreams of transport projects ahead of G20, Osaka Expo and possible casino
With the 2025 World Expo secured for Yumeshima district in Osaka Bay and growing confidence the man-made island will also host one of Japan's first casino resorts, Kansai's business leaders are stepping up efforts to win local approval and central government funding for major transportation infrastructure projects over the next two decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2019
Two contractors for Tokyo-Osaka maglev rail project ordered to partly halt business over bid-rigging
The transport ministry ordered two major contractors on Friday to temporarily suspend part of their business operations after they were fined last year by a Tokyo court for rigging bids for construction work on the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2018
Court fines two contractors for maglev project bid-rigging
The Tokyo District Court has fined two major contractors for taking part in bid-rigging in connection with construction work for the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Sep 29, 2018
Media appear to be ignoring maglev woes
Earlier this month, two different Tokyo District Court sessions associated with the maglev bullet train line now under construction were convened. In one, major contractor Obayashi Corp. was prosecuted for rigging bids for work on the project. In the other, a citizens' network was suing the government to halt it because of the damage it will allegedly cause to the environment and the lives of people who live along the route. The first trial was covered by the mainstream media. The second was virtually ignored by them.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 6, 2018
Four Japanese maglev contractors barred from industry ministry tenders
The industry ministry has suspended four of the nation's biggest construction companies from bidding for public works projects ordered by the ministry for four months following their indictment for alleged bid-rigging on maglev train projects.
EDITORIALS
Mar 23, 2018
Bidding troubles and the maglev
The practice of bid-rigging, why it does not disappear and what should be done about it needs a thorough discussion.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 23, 2018
FTC files criminal complaint against four Tokyo-Osaka maglev contractors over alleged bid-rigging
The Fair Trade Commission on Friday filed a criminal complaint against four major contractors for their alleged involvement in bid-rigging over contracts related to a Tokyo-Osaka maglev train link.

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