Shinkansen Service reaches Hokkaido

Japan’s shinkansen high-speed rail network marked a significant milestone today with the official opening of the first stage of the Hokkaido Shinkansen, directly linking the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu with the promise of faster travel times and comfortable, sleek new trains. The first scheduled service, Hayate 91, left Shin-Aomori station at 0632 hrs for … Continue reading

Hawaiian Airlines Adds Taipei To Network

Hawaiian Airlines has launched non-stop service from Honolulu to Taipei, its seventh Asian destination and the latest addition to its expanding international network. Gate-side festivities for the inaugural flight included the traditional Hawaiian blessing, music and hula, Taiwanese cultural performance and the presentation of lei to passengers, as government and commercial VIPs joined the transpacific … Continue reading

JR East Introduces New Series E5 Hayabusa Shinkansen

Japanese high-speed rail operator JR East has introduced its new Series E5 Hayabusa Shinkansen into service on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori stations, reducing journey times to 3 hours 10 minutes. The inaugural service departed Shin-Aomori station at 0610 hrs this morning, following festivities celebrating its launch and arrived in Tokyo station … Continue reading