Shinkansen

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  • The Japanese Railway Investigation Industry

    importing recent technologies from abroad (Gordon 246). The Japanese National Railway executives started with recruiting top engineers and technicians from private companies and former navy and army laboratories so as to empower the RTRI with skilled personnel. Other aviation engineers also joined the Japanese National Railway, where they provided the input that aided in the creation of the Tokaido Shinkansen. In 1968, the Japanese government declared that they would construct a 7,000 km Shinkansen network that would run throughout the country. In 1970, the Nationwide Shinkansen Development Law which embodied the plan was promulgated. The Shinkansen trials began 2 years later on new tracks which were yet to be opened. As a result of major innovations such as the development of an AT (Auto-Transformer) feeder system, a record speed averaging 286 km/h was achieved (Seojima 4). A world record speed was then achieved in1979 as a Shinkansen train recorded a speed of 319 km/h. A great deal of research and development also focused on snow countermeasures after the Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen was opened. The Japan National Railway also chose to focus their work on conventional gauge lines so as to improve their safety and services. Examples of research carried out towards improving the conventional gauge lines include tests on tunnel train fires and the use of freight cars on test lines so as to study multiple factor derailments. As for speed, developments done in the early ‘80s…

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  • Shinkansen Paragraph

    Shinkansen(新幹線) Shinkansen is a network of high-speed railway line in Japan, which is order by 4 Japan Railway Group companies. It is the first high-speed railway line for commercial purposes of the world. The first Shinkansen line, Tokaido Shinkansen, was start operating at 1964, has totally 2,615.7 km of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h. The Shinkansen network link most of large city on the island of Honshu and Kyushu, such as Tokyo and Osaka. Shinkansen means new trunk line,…

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  • What Are The Four Forces Of Train Power

    problems is air resistance (popularly known as Drag Force). At low speeds, we can neglect air friction but at high speed, this factor can’t be overlooked. This air resistance can be the cause of wastage of power. It can overcome by making the shape of locomotives aerodynamically sleek from the front. The advanced aerodynamic design of Railway trains is a decisive factor in improving the efficiency. Up to 60% of the tractive force of a fast-moving, train can be lost due to its severe aerodynamic…

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  • Importance Of Shinto Shrines In Japan

    Heian Shrine was built to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the capital’s foundation in Kyoto. In 794 A.D., the Emperor Kanmu moved the capital from Nara to what is now Kyoto and named the new city “Heian-kyo”, which means “the capital of eternal peace”. Many people come every years of the world.Kyoto doesn’t have a major international airport, but it’s very close to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX), Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO), and it’s 3.5 hours by fast…

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  • Eiji Nakatsu Essay

    The loudest noise emerged of the trains from the tunnels on the line. This dynamic was so forceful that it was creating sonic booms that may lead to the residents, within an area of 400 meters away, suffer from intense headaches. From Kingfishers ability to move quickly from the air- a low-resistance medium- to water -a high-resistance medium Mr. Nakatsu could solve this inconvenience. The kingfisher's beak provides an almost ideal shape for this conditions. it “is streamlined, steadily…

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  • The Iceberg Concept Of Culture

    culture organizes our thinking and the world's. It is the symbolic and intangible aspects of identity, and is the subtle interpersonal relationships expressed in actions and words. Deep culture is, in itself, the daily minute details of life. Surface culture, however, can be seen as more "outspoken". A glance around an unfamiliar place will almost certainly help a person identify a place's surface culture. In America, greeting someone with a handshake for someone we do not really know or a hug…

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  • Kyushu Figure 1.1

    Kyushu is the third biggest island located in the south of Japan. Kyushu has a subtropical climate and offers active volcano peaks, natural beauty and near-tropical coastlines (Lonely Planet, 2015). Mount Aso is the largest active volcano, which is situated in the Aso region in Kumamoto Prefecture (Organization, 2015). This is an opportunity to attract tourism to Kyushu. Infrastructure Fukuoka is the largest city of Kyushu. The airport of Fukuoka is one of the biggest in Japan servicing Asia …

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  • Tokyo Research Paper

    recorded using the railway compared to 6 billion on motor vehicles. This is a major difference that shows how many people in Japan use public railways as transport. It shows how the public transportation is working well because people are willing to use it. However, many people may not drive in Japan, but that should not mean that it is a bad choice. Especially with the gas prices so low recently, driving is not as expensive as it was before. Not everyone will find a car a good investment. At…

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  • The Pestele Analysis And Pest Analysis Of Toyota

    Sakichi had created for his linger business were effectively adjusted to the new car operation and in 1936 the principal model auto, the Toyoda AA, was finished. By now Toyota made 10 million vehicles per year. Toyota contributes more than £2 billion a year in innovation and improvement of new items, more than some other maker. Besides, around a fourth of the innovative work spending plan is devoted to elective fuel sources. Toyota also owns: Lexus, Scion, Daihatsu and Hino Engines, with a stake…

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  • Religion In Japanese Pop Culture

    most confusing one would probably be Neon Genesis Evangelion, because the plot itself in that series was hard to understand for many, causing it to become known as “one of the most controversial…anime of the 1990’s.” The creator had to explain his intentions to fans, and even now the symbolism is still argued over. These works had different responses from the public, but all are relatively popular. Neon Genesis Evangelion was so popular that its effects are still being felt in pop culture. The…

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