East Japan Railway Co., or JR East, has announced a plan to test new electric-powered trains using hydrogen fuel cells from fiscal 2021.
Central Japan Railway, also known as JR Tokai, on Thursday granted journalists their first test ride of the company's newest shinkansen bullet train, which clocked in at speeds topping 360 km per hour, breaking the all-time record for the rail operator.
Hitachi and Canadian partner Bombardier will build and maintain high-speed trains for Italian rail operator Trenitalia under a deal valued at a combined 575 million euros ($647 million).
Japan's government will allow NTT Docomo and its three major mobile rivals to set up 5G base stations on traffic signals, hoping to reduce the cost and time it takes to roll out the ultrafast networks by taking advantage of the nation's high density of traffic lights.
Japanese automakers Honda Motor and Hino Motors have signed on to a joint venture between SoftBank Corp. and Toyota Motor, the companies announced in a statement on Thursday.
Tokyo-based venture company A.L.I. Technologies Inc. aims to release a mass-market flying motorcycle by 2022, Chief Executive Officer Shuhei Komatsu said.
Companies including NTT Docomo Inc. and Mitsubishi Estate Co. have begun trial runs of a new high-tech scooter called Rodem, offering tourists the chance to cruise around Tokyo’s Marunouchi district for free.
Ask any group of children in Japan what they want to be when they grow up and one answer in particular is sure to feature.
Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million (¥83.7 billion) at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.
DeNA Co. and Sompo Holdings Inc. said Thursday that they will start a new service combining car leasing and sharing in June.