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Malaysia PM Najib Razak takes Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai Japan

| News, Transportation News | 05/26/2015

Malaysia PM Najib Razak takes Shinkansen

Najib takes Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai
Date: May 26, 2015
Source: The Malaysian Insider

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today experienced first-hand the Shinkansen, Japan’s renowned bullet train which travels at 320km per hour.

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Panasonic batteries to support Hayabusa 2 for 6 years in space

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 03/13/2015

Panasonic Batteries for Hayabusa 2

Off For a 6-Year Mission. Panasonic Batteries on Board Hayabusa2
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic‘s lithium primary batteries have been mounted in the asteroid explorer “Hayabusa2“* launched on December 3, 2014. Three models of graphite fluoride (BR series**) cylindrical-type lithium primary batteries (BR-A, BR-1/2AA, and BR-C) with an extensive shelf life have been mounted this time. The same type of batteries had also previously been mounted in “Hayabusa,” which returned to Earth in 2010.

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Japan has successfully launched its new asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2

| News, Science and Technology News, Transportation News | 12/03/2014

H2A - Hayabusa 2

Launch Success of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with “Hayabusa2″ Onboard
Date: Dec 3, 2014
Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2″ onboard at 1:22:04 p.m. on December 3, 2014 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Have You Ever Heard of Shinkansen Gran Class? It’s Premium Class (total 18 seats) on Hayabusa

| Reports, Vehicles & Transportation | 05/06/2014

Gran Class: Inside Room

Inside the Gran Class
Source: Japan Rail Pass – By Japan Experience

Most of Japan’s shinkansen normally have a green class and a standard class, but in recent years, newer models of train have introduced a new class for the ultimate bullet train travel: the Gran Class.

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