Bullet Train Ticketing Machines Down

Bullet train ticketing machines down

The machine ticketing system for the Shinkansen bullet trains is partially down.

Customers have not been able to buy tickets since this morning, although they can still get them in person at ticket offices.

Bullet Train Inspection To Take Until Around 10 Pm

Bullet train inspection to take until around 10 PM

The operator of the Kyushu bullet train service says safety inspections following the earthquake will likely continue until around 10 PM.

Kyushu Railway Company suspended Shinkansen bullet train operations between Hakata and Kumamoto stations after the quake hit around 6:10 PM.

Bullet Train To Resume Operation

Bullet train to resume operation

Shinkansen bullet train service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata will be back in operation from the first train run on Monday morning.

Shinkansen Bullet Train Services Disrupted

Shinkansen bullet train services disrupted

Central Japan Railway Company says that all trains in the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train service that connects Tokyo and Shin-Osaka will be suspended due to the approaching Typhoon Trami.

Trains arriving at Tokyo and Mishima before 5 PM will be the last services.

Flights, Bullet Trains Suspended Across Hokkaido

Flights, bullet trains suspended across Hokkaido

Public transit has also been paralyzed across the island prefecture.

Aviation authorities canceled all flights at New Chitose Airport on Thursday. The country's transport ministry says a partial ceiling collapse and burst water pipes have shut down the airport's terminal. Workers are also checking runways for damage.

Hello Kitty Shinkansen Bullet Train Debuts

Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train debuts

A new Shinkansen bullet train featuring Sanrio's popular character, Hello Kitty, has made its debut in western Japan.

The West Japan Railway Company hopes to attract more travelers by teaming up with a character that is popular around the world.

Jr To Offer Free Wi-fi On All Bullet Train Lines

JR to offer free Wi-Fi on all bullet train lines

Japan Railway companies plan to begin offering free Wi-Fi on all Shinkansen lines during the current fiscal year that ends in March.

Despite strong demand from foreign visitors, only a limited number of bullet trains have wireless Internet access at present.

Japan, Us Probe Possible Stray Bullet Damage

Japan, US probe possible stray bullet damage

Police in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, are working with the US military to investigate damage possibly caused by a stray bullet from American forces.

Officials visited a farm in Nago City on Friday after the owner told police the previous day that he found what appears to be a bullet mark on a shed.

Possible Bullet Found Outside Us Base In Okinawa

Possible bullet found outside US base in Okinawa

Local officials in Okinawa are voicing concern after an apparent bullet damaged a shed near a US base in that prefecture.

On Thursday, police received a report from the owner of a farm shed in Nago City that the glass in its windows had been broken and what looked like a bullet was found inside.

Jr West Ordered To Probe Bullet Train Accident

JR West ordered to probe bullet train accident

Japan's transport ministry has instructed a railway operator to look into an apparent failure to follow procedures after a fatal accident partially halted services on a bullet train line for several hours.

At around 2 PM on Thursday, a major dent was detected on the nose cone of a "Nozomi 176" bullet train. A body part was later found on the tracks of the Sanyo Shinkansen line in Fukuoka Prefecture. The Tokyo-bound train had begun its journey in Hakata, western Japan.

1 Killed In Stabbing On Bullet Train

1 killed in stabbing on bullet train

Police in Japan have arrested a man suspected of stabbing 3 passengers on a Shinkansen bullet train. One man died and 2 women were wounded.

The attack occurred on Saturday night, when the train operated by Central Japan Railway was traveling west in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo.

1 Killed, 2 Slashed In Attack On Bullet Train

1 killed, 2 slashed in attack on bullet train

Police in Japan have arrested a man suspected of killing one man with a bladed weapon and slashing 2 other people aboard a Shinkansen bullet train running near Tokyo.

The 22-year-old suspect was taken into custody when the train pulled in to a station.