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High-speed rail project in Texas gets high-level US, Japan support

An article from The Texas Central project would connect Dallas and Houston using Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train technology. Amtrak announced its involvement in August. Published April 15, 2024 The planned Texas Central high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston would use Japan's Shinkansen technology. Courtesy of Texas Central First published…
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April 15, 2024
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A paw-some day trip: dogs ride Japan bullet train

A paw-some day trip: dogs ride Japan bullet train KARUIZAWA, Japan – On Japan’s bullet trains, dogs usually have to travel in a carrier, but on Saturday they could stretch their paws and enjoy the scenery on a special pet-friendly express. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN At Ueno station in Tokyo, 21…
bubmag
May 22, 2022
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Japan’s bullet trains replace smoking rooms with Zooming rooms

Chinese developers protested insanely long work hours. Now the nation's courts agree '996' culture and its assumption of six twelve hour days - without overtime - labelled abusive and illegal China's Supreme People's Court and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security have released a lengthy document condemning China's "996"…
bubmag
August 27, 2021
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Japan Inc wants to become a hydrogen superpower

To succeed, it must focus on unglamorous industrial uses of the gas IN 2016 TOKYO’S then governor, Masuzoe Yoichi, predicted that the Olympics the Japanese capital was to host in 2020 would “leave a hydrogen society as its legacy”, just as the 1964 Tokyo games left the Shinkansen bullet trains.…
bubmag
July 22, 2021
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Sugo escapes damage as earthquake hits northern Japan

Almost exactly 10 years on from the devastating Tohoku earthquake of March 2011, the Fukushima region some 300 kilometres north of Tokyo was hit by a magnitude 7.3 quake that reportedly left more than 100 injured and thousands of homes without power. A major expressway was also blocked by a…
bubmag
February 15, 2021
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Japanese start traveling en masse on 1st advisory-free weekend

People started traveling en masse again in Japan on Saturday, a day after the government lifted its last-remaining advisories recommending against inter-prefecture travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government, however, still faces a difficult task to keep the spread of coronavirus to a minimum while accelerating economic activity to…
bubmag
June 20, 2020
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Test-ride on new Shinkansen bullet train model

A Japanese railway company has invited members of the media to test-ride a new Shinkansen bullet train model, the N700S series. . Central Japan Railway says the N700S is the first fully upgraded model in 13 years, and will enter service on July 1 on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line connecting…
bubmag
June 13, 2020