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India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

Ahmedabad – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today inaugurated India’s first bullet train project — a US$19 billion (RM79.84 billion) line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country’s vast but dilapidated network. The initiative is seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo, who […]

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India to get Japan’s bullet train

India to get Japan’s bullet train

New Delhi – Japan will provide US$12 billion of soft funding to build India’s first bullet train, the two countries announced during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, that also yielded deeper defence ties and a plan for civil nuclear cooperation. Relations have strengthened between Asia’s second and third largest economies as Abe […]

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China, Japan battle to build Indonesia’s first bullet train

China, Japan battle to build Indonesia’s first bullet train

Jakarta – China and Japan are locked in an increasingly heated contest to build Indonesia’s first high-speed railway, with the Asian giants sweetening deals and turning up the charm as time runs out to woo Jakarta. The rivalry over this major project is just the latest to flare up as China challenges Japan’s long-standing dominance […]

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Two feared dead in bullet train ‘suicide’ fire

Two feared dead in bullet train ‘suicide’ fire

Odawara —A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke inhalation, Odawara Fire Department official Ikutaro Torii said. The man’s motive wasn’t clear. Police […]

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2 feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire

2 feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire

Japan – Two people were feared dead Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP. “We have been informed that there was a passenger in a car on the train who covered him or herself with oil and set it on […]

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Najib takes Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai

Najib takes Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai

Tokyo- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday had a first-hand experience of Shinkansen, Japan’s renowned bullet train that travels 320km per hour. Accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Najib boarded the Hayabusa 15 Shinkansen train at 10.40am (9.40 Malaysian time) to travel to Sendai city, about 325km from here. The […]