National Sep 23, 2015

Thailand urges Japan to invest in east-west rail initiative

Thailand's deputy prime minister urged Japan on Tuesday to invest in an east-west railway project. Newly appointed Somkid Jatusripitak, who is in charge of economic policy, outlined the benefits to be received by building a new East-West rail link in Thailand to more than 500 ...

Returning travelers flood planes, trains on Golden Week finale

National May 6, 2015

Returning travelers flood planes, trains on Golden Week finale

Airports, trains and expressways in Japan continued to be packed on Wednesday as travelers returned from their spring getaways on the last day of the Golden Week holiday period. Reserved seats on shinkansen trains bound for Tokyo were nearly fully booked in the afternoon, according ...

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. The train operator broke the previous world record of 581 km per ...

National Feb 10, 2015

Tokyo Station to get a sister station in Taiwan

Tokyo Station will become this week a sister station of Hsinchu Station in northwestern Taiwan. Designed by the leading Japanese architects of the time, Tokyo Station was the creation of Kingo Tatsuno and opened for service in December 1914. Hsinchu Station, designed by Tsumunaga Matsugasaki, ...