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East Japan Railway has strong intention to bid for high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles

| Transportation News | 09/05/2014

East Japan Railway Company - Bullet Train

JR East to bid for California rail project
Date: Sep 4, 2014
Source: NHK World

The chairman of East Japan Railway has expressed his strong intention to bid for a high-speed rail system in California.

The super-express rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is expected to be completed by 2029. The bidding is due to take place later this year.

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Isuzu’s diesel engines can be customized to “customer’s exact requirements”

| Transportation News | 08/20/2014

Isuzu 4LE2 Diesel Engine T4F

Isuzu takes high-level approach to T4F solutions
Date: Aug 19, 2014
Source: SAE International

Depending on which off-highway engine manufacturer you’re talking to, it is either an advantage that its teams of engineers design specifically and solely for the off-highway industry, or it is an advantage that its teams of engineers design for both the on- and off-highway industries.

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Subaru Legacy and Outback received “2014 Top Safety” Award from US Automotive Safety Organization (IIHS)

| Awards and Honors, Reports, Transportation News | 08/19/2014

Subaru Outback 2015

All-New Subaru Legacy and Outback Awarded
IIHS’ Highest Standard of Safety “2014 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +”

Date: Aug 20, 2014
Source: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI)

Tokyo, August 20, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US) has awarded the highest standard of safety, 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) along with the highest possible rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention to the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback, equipped with Subaru’s new version of EyeSight driving assist system and sold in the North American region from this July.

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Mitsubishi receive first order for automated unmanned railway system from Brazil

| Transportation News | 08/18/2014

MHI - Automated People Movers

MHI to Construct Automated Unmanned Railway System For São Paulo Metro Line 6 in Brazil – First Order for Railway System from Latin America -
Date: Aug 18, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Tokyo, August 18, 2014 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), in cooperation with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., has received an order from the Concessionária Move São Paulo for the turnkey construction and delivery of the fully automated driverless system for São Paulo Metro Line 6-(Project). The Concessionária Move São Paulo is in charge of the construction and operation of the Project. This is MHI’s first railway systems in Latin America and expected to complete in 2020.

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Sony breaking into automotive image sensor market

| News, Transportation News | 08/15/2014

Sony Kyocera TDK

Sony breaking into automotive image sensor market
Date: Aug 15, 2014
Source: Nikkei

TOKYO — Sony plans to offer image sensors for automotive cameras, aiming to tap a new growth market amid the drive toward smart cars and driverless vehicles.

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Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Tugboat Receives 2013 Marine Engineering Award. This hybrid boat to reduce 20% of CO2 emissions

| Awards and Honors, News, Reports, Transportation News | 08/08/2014

LNG-Fueled Tugboat - Tsubasa

NYK’s Eco Tugboat Receives 2013 Marine Engineering of the Year Award
Date: Aug 8, 2014
Source: NYK Line

Tsubasa, an environment-friendly tugboat owned by Wing Maritime Service Corporation (head office: Yokohama; president: Toshinori Yamashita), an NYK Group company, has been bestowed the 2013 Marine Engineering of the Year award by the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering.

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Japan eyes bullet train contract for Malaysia-Singapore route

| Transportation News | 08/05/2014

Japan's Shinkansen to Malaysia and Singapore

Japan eyes bullet train contract for Malaysia-Singapore route
Date: Aug 6, 2014
Source: Nikkei

TOKYO — The Japanese public and private sectors will join forces to have shinkansen bullet trains chosen for a high-speed rail project connecting Malaysia and Singapore.

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First Japanese-made passenger aircraft in half a century will begin ground test this summer

| Transportation News | 08/03/2014

Mitsubishi Regional Jet - MRJ

MRJ ground test to begin in Aichi
Date: Aug 3, 2014
Source: NHK World

The first Japanese-made passenger aircraft in half a century will soon begin a ground test in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, is being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to deliver the first plane to All Nippon Airways in April 2017.

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Honda’s First Jet Aircraft Makes Public Debut at Largest Airshow in USA

| Transportation News | 07/28/2014

HondaJet - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 #2

First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014
Date: Jul 28, 2014
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

OSHKOSH, Wis, U.S.A., July 28, 2014 -The first production HondaJet made its public debut today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Following a celebratory event commemorating the occasion, the HondaJet concluded the day with an entertaining flight demonstration during the afternoon airshow that included high- and low-speed passes.

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Eastern Air Lines Signs MOU with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp for Purchase of 40 MRJ Aircraft

| Transportation News | 07/15/2014

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation - MRJ

Eastern Air Lines Group Signs MOU with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation for Purchase of up to Forty MRJ Aircraft
Date: Jul 14, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an order of twenty firm MRJ90 with purchase rights to an additional twenty MRJ90 with Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc., an airline based in Miami, Florida in the United States.

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Japan Railway Company JR West plan to start new luxury sleeper train service in Spring 2017

| Transportation News | 05/25/2014

JR West - New Sleeper Train - Concept Image

West Japan’s new sleeper train looks more luxurious than most hotels
Date: May 26, 2014
Source: Rocket News 24 – by Casey Baseel

While the typical itinerary for visitors to Japan is Tokyo, Kyoto, and then home, western Japan has a lot to offer. As a matter of fact, as I type this, I’m just about to leave for a few days of enjoying the beautiful sights and delicious food of Hiroshima Prefecture.

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Japan 8 automakers collaborate on r&d for 30% fuel efficient engines

| Manufacturing and Production, Transportation News | 05/19/2014

Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines

Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines
Date: May 19, 2014
Source: Automotive News – by Hans Greimel

TOKYO — Japan’s automakers, aiming to take the lead in fuel-efficient powertrains, have joined forces in a new consortium to develop the next generation of fuel-sipping combustion engines.

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East Japan Railway tech advice to Britain’s HS2 for construct a 531km Y-shaped high-speed network

| News, Transportation News | 04/04/2014

East Japan Railway & High Speed Two

HS2 appoints JR East as a consultant
Date: Apr 03, 2014
Source: by Kevin Smith – International Railway Journal

EAST Japan Railway (JR East) has confirmed that it has been appointed as a consultant by Britain’s HS2 (High Speed Two), the company overseeing the project to construct a 531km Y-shaped high-speed network from London to central and northern England.

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World Premiere of the “SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT” at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

| News, Transportation News | 03/05/2014

SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT Photo 01

World Premiere of the “SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT” at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Date: March 4, 2014
Source: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI)

Tokyo, March 4, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, unveiled the “SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT” today at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Delivered Subway Cars to Washington DC

| Transportation News | 01/08/2014

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Delivered Subway Cars to Washington DC

Japanese subway cars delivered to Washington
Date: Jan 7 2014
Source: NHK WORLD

Japanese subway cars will soon be running in Washington DC. Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered 4 of its latest-model cars on Monday at a ceremony at a suburban station in the US capital.

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Japanese Luxury Cruise Train “Seven Stars” Makes First Appearance

| Transportation News, Travel and Tourism News | 09/13/2013

Seven Stars

Kyushu Railway unveils luxury sightseeing train
Date: Sep. 13, 2013
Source: NHK WORLD

A railway operator in Kyushu, southwestern Japan, has unveiled a luxury sightseeing train that will debut next month.

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3D Seabed Resource Exploration Ship “Ramform Titan” – Petroleum Geo-Services and Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

| News, Transportation News | 04/27/2013

Ramform Titan

PGS Reveals the Ultimate Seismic Acquisition Platform
News Source: Petroleum Geo-Services

Safety, efficiency and productivity are the key features of the 24-streamer Ramform Titan which was named today at MHI(Mitsubishi Heavy Industry) yard in Nagasaki, Japan.

The new ship will be the most powerful and efficient marine seismic acquisition vessel ever and the widest ship in the world at the waterline. Safety and productivity have been the main focus points for her design. She is the first of four such vessels to be built in Japan.

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