[TOKYO] A Japanese rail company has defended a safety exercise that requires employees to sit beside tracks in tunnels as bullet trains speed by at 300 kilometres (186 miles) an hour.

[TOKYO]  Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek "Hello Kitty" bullet train, complete with special carriages festooned with images of the global icon from Japan, has been unveiled before it...

MILLIONS of Chinese cram onto trains to make the annual pilgrimage home for the Chinese New Year holiday. It's a crowded and often uncomfortable experience that is rapidly being transformed by...

[TOKYO] A crack has been found in a Japanese "bullet train" that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode...