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Japan's Magnetic Levitation Passenger Train Just Broke The World Speed Record

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the tra...

Construction of California's High-Speed Rail Could Increase Risk of Fungal Infection

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

On January 4, 2015, construction of the high-speed rail began in Fresno, California. During construction, soil will be disrupted due to grading for the above-ground sections of the route and tunneling for the sections of the rail that will run underground. In both cases, fungal spores could become airborne.

America's Biggest High-Speed Rail Just Broke Ground, But A Lot Of People Still Aren't Happy About It

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

It had a low-speed start, but America’s biggest, fastest high-speed rail project finally broke ground Tuesday in Fresno, California, about halfway b...

High Court Clears California Bullet Train But Problems Remain

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and d...

India-Japan Ties: Investing in the future

Samarth Pathak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The time is ripe to infuse energy into this historic relationship. Not only are both governments stable with visionary leadership but there is also a strong will among businesses and policymakers on both sides to build a mutually-beneficial partnership.

Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

William Lynch III | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
William Lynch III

The economic development from mass transit is also tremendous. For one, public transit workers in America are typically represented by a labor union. This means workers have an advocate who will ensure they have decent wages, benefits and safe working conditions.

The Wolverines' Burden: Orientalism and the Superhero

Susan J. Napier | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

In a sense the movie is trying to solve a problem -- the destabilization of American masculine identity, a destabilization that was signaled by 9/11 and the Middle East mire but is also deeply tied to the rise of the Asian economies.

Save Big on Summer Travel in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Don't let the fear of high transportation costs hold you back from a visit at this uniquely Japanese time of year. Save big on transportation with these tips.

Japan Travel: Inuyama, Cormorants, Calligraphy, Candy And A Castle

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

There were wonderful things to see (and eat) there and elsewhere on our trip, but somehow Inuyama made a particular impression as a perfect, and diverse, place to spend a couple of days.

Bullet Train Costs Soar Again

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Rosenberg | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO -- While much of the squabbling over California's high-speed rail project has focused on its huge construction price tag, the cost to taxpa...

APPROVED: Funding For CA High Speed Rail OKed By Senate

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of the nation's ...

New Film 'I Wish' Spotlights Divorce's Effect On Kids

Tara Fass | Posted 07.14.2012 | Divorce
Tara Fass

"I Wish" is a touching modern day folk tale created by Hirokazu Kore-eda ("Nobody Knows", "Still Walking"), told from the child-like perspective of two young brothers separated and longing for each other.

Can Jerry Brown Rescue California's High-Speed Rail Plans?

AP | By JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 04.19.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Critics have called it the train to nowhere and a $98 billion boondoggle. As concerns mount over the practicality and affordabil...

Down The Fast Track: California Bullet Train Critics Have A New Concern

| Posted 03.11.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Since the recession began, the state Legislature has put some big-ticke...

Amid Current GOP Opposition, 2012 Candidates Promoted High-Speed Rail

The New York Times | Michael Cooper | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

President Obama's program to bring bullet trains to the United States has been left on life support by the strident opposition of Republicans in Congr...

'It's Highly Uncertain If Funding To Complete This System Will Ever Materialize'

AP | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

By Juliet Williams, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The state's legislative analyst says California's plan for a $98 billion high-speed...

'A Very Risky Plan': Public Voices Concerns Over California High Speed Rail

AP | Posted 01.16.2012 | San Francisco

By Brooke Donald, Associated Press PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of an ambitious, multibillion dollar plan to build a high-spe...

California Bullet Train Regulation Headed For A High-Speed Failure

| Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Sam Pearson The California High-Speed Rail Authority is facing increased scrutiny from...

'Deplorable' Comments From Bullet Train Official Enrage Farmers

| Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams At a Sacramento hearing on high-speed rail, the director of a local far...

House Republicans Move To Kill CA Bullet Train

| Posted 09.23.2011 | Los Angeles

By Carolyn Lochhead This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. WASHINGTON - California's futuristic plans for 220-mph bullet trains ...

High-Speed Rail Proponents Seek Ways To Salvage Project

| Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams The California bullet train project is buffeted by bad news. Downbea...

Bitter Dispute Over Bullet Train Gains Steam

| Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams When a route is proposed for the California bullet train, opponents mob...

Surprise! High-Speed Train Debuts Somewhere Other Than The US

The Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

On Saturday Japan launched the Hayabusa with a smoking fast 186 mile per hour (300km) debut. *PHOTOS BELOW* George Will might be confused by the co...

Surfing the Surface in China -- A Week in Hangzhou

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The main purpose of a conference I recently attended in Hangzhou, China, seemed to be to advertise Hangzhou -- a city where gentrification moves at a fast pace and the impoverishment of peasants in western China is but a distant reality.