Taiwan excludes China from tender for 8 high-speed trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) confirmed Saturday (August 10) it was not considering China as a supplier of eight new trains. The company had already la...

Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype

Japan's JR-EAST rail company unveiled a next-generation Shinkansen bullet train codenamed ALFA-X on Thursday. The company said the €82 million ($91 million) 10-car train, which was completed ...

Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype

Japan's JR East Railway Company unveiled a next-generation Shinkansen bullet train codenamed ALFA-X on Thursday. The company said the €82 million ($91 million) 10-car train, which was complet...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2018. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1908...

All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside out, this one is a dream ride for her fans. The special shinka...

SOPs in place for Taiwan High Speed Rail to ensure safety during earthquakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of standardized protocols will be implemented for the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) system in the event of earthquakes, to ensure the safety of passengers as Taiw...

AP Explains: US targets heart of China's economic blueprint

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on technology imports from China strikes at the heart of Beijing's state-led blueprint for prosperity and restoring the nation's greatnes...

Japan maglev contractors formally charged in bid rigging

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have formally charged four of Japan's biggest construction companies for allegedly colluding on bids for a multibillion dollar high-speed maglev train line connecting Tokyo an...

Japan Maglev contractors raided in bid rigging probe

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have raided the headquarters of several of Japan's biggest construction companies in an investigation into alleged collusion on bids for a multibillion dollar high-speed magle...

Tale of 2 cities: Olympics sponsors in Pyeongchang and Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics coming to South Korea in February offer an example of the Olympian efforts often required to meet corporate sponsorship goals. Tokyo tells a different sto...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2017. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1957...

India’s first bullet train costs $17 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday that the nation was going to build its first ever high speed train system that will run between the countr...

KYOCERA Kyoto Opal Used in Textile for First Time, Provides Seven-Color Sparkle

KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2016--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that its proprietary synthetic opal material, “Kyoto Opal,” is being utilized in a textile for the fir...

Japan, India sign civil nuclear pact

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India have formally signed a civil nuclear pact in which Tokyo agreed to export civilian nuclear power equipment and technology, as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets o...

Japan PM promotes Shinkansen 'bullet' train to Singapore

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has used a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart to promote Japan's Shinkansen "bullet" train technology for use in a planned high-speed railway lin...