Bullet Train Services Back To Normal

Bullet train services back to normal

Tropical storm Krosa has disrupted transport services during the peak summer holiday period in Japan.

Airlines canceled over 800 domestic flights on Thursday. Another 48 flights were axed on Friday morning and flights to and from Tohoku and Hokkaido face disruptions depending on the course of the storm.

Sanyo, Kyushu Bullet Trains To Resume On Friday

Sanyo, Kyushu bullet trains to resume on Friday

Japan Railway officials say operations of the Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen bullet trains will return to normal on Friday after disruptions by a severe tropical storm on Thursday.

West Japan Railway and Kyushu Railway plan to have the two Shinkansen lines running again from the first trains on Friday.

Storm Causes Bullet Train Cancellations

Storm causes bullet train cancellations

The severe tropical storm is disrupting Shinkansen bullet train services, mostly in western Japan.

Sanyo Shinkansen services between Shin-Osaka in Osaka and Kokura in Fukuoka Prefecture were canceled for the entire day on Thursday. Services between Kokura and Hakata are reduced to about one train per hour.

Next-generation Bullet Train Rolled Out To Media

Next-generation bullet train rolled out to media

Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train was rolled out to the media in a demonstration test run on Thursday.

East Japan Railway Company aims to put the train into service in the fiscal year starting in April 2030. The Hokkaido Shinkansen line will then be extended to Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido. The company plans to operate the train at a maximum speed of 360 kilometers per hour.

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.

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.