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MAGLEV

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jun 26, 2016
Atomic safety and shinkansen issues complicate Upper House equation for Kansai voters
Nuclear safety, route plans for new shinkansen and maglev lines, and the ruling coalition's economic policies are some of the top local issues on the minds of Kansai voters as they head into the pivotal Upper House election next month.
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2016
Abe offers backing for early opening of JR Tokai's Nagoya-Osaka maglev link
The government will provide backing for the early opening of a privately-built magnetic-levitation train link between Nagoya and Osaka that's currently planned to start running in 2045, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2016
State, JR Tokai look to start Tokyo-Osaka maglev service sooner than expected
The government and Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) are leaning toward launching high-speed maglev train service between Tokyo and Osaka up to eight years earlier than the originally targeted 2045, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 9, 2015
Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information
Japan and the United States agreed Monday to set up a bilateral conference to exchange information about advanced train technology as Tokyo steps up its efforts to export Japanese high-speed rail systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 8, 2015
Transportation Department funds $27 million maglev study in Maryland
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $27.8 million to a study of magnetic levitation railway in Maryland, Northeast Maglev LLC said in a statement Saturday.
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 26, 2015
JR Tokai begins landowner negotiations for maglev train line
With construction of a magnetically levitated train line connecting Tokyo to Osaka via Nagoya in the works, Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) has started negotiating with landowners for property rights around Nagoya Station.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 6, 2015
Lexus turns to German engineering to create working hoverboard
Imagine, if you will, being handed what looks like a skateboard that almost magically hovers an inch or three above the ground.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 28, 2015
Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'
Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future.
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.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
May 18, 2015
Maglev train sets world speed record
A magnetically levitated train run by Central Japan Railway Co. set a world speed record of 603 kph on April 21 during a manned test run.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Apr 22, 2015
Maglev's economics as dizzying as its speed
Japan's faded economic prowess received a boost after a maglev magnetically levitated train operated by Central Japan Railway Co. on Tuesday clocked a new world speed record of 603 kph on a test run in Yamanashi Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 16, 2015
Japan's maglev train sets world speed record at 590 kph
A magnetic levitation train run by Central Japan Railway Co. set a world speed record of 590 kph on Thursday during a manned test run on an experimental track, the railway company said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 18, 2014
JR Tokai begins building maglev stations
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) has started to build underground stations at two terminals that will host a magnetically levitated train for service between Tokyo and Nagoya that is expected to begin in 2027, it said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 22, 2014
JR Tokai helps push Washington-Baltimore maglev project
Imagine whisking past some of the densest road congestion in the United States at 500 kph.
EDITORIALS
Oct 22, 2014
Maglev line gets a green light
There are many questions about the future of the maglev line to be constructed between Tokyo and Osaka that now must be answered as the government has given the go-ahead for the project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2014
Maglev faces cost, engineering hurdles
Central Japan Railway Co.'s maglev line, approved Friday, will speed travelers from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes, beating the fastest shinkansen by more than half the time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 17, 2014
Maglev line gets green light
Central Japan Railway Co. on Friday received a green light from the government to build a magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo and Nagoya by 2027.
BUSINESS
Aug 27, 2014
JR Tokai applies for ¥9 trillion maglev train line approval
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed an application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval of a plan to build a magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo and Nagoya by 2027.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 26, 2014
JR Tokai formally seeks approval to build maglev train
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed a formal application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval to build a magnetically levitated train line linking Tokyo and Nagoya.

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