These are the pictures I took at Tokyo station (the center of Japan!)
Since I was going to have another interview back in Nagoya, I took Shinkansen to Nagoya.
It took me only 2 hours while it takes about 8 hours by night bus.
It was so smooth and quiet that I could take a good nap.
Although there have been a few cases of accidents caused by human error, Shinkansen itself has never been accused of accident since it was build. This transportation deserves to be introduced in many countries. I heard that Obama administration has decided to spend 8billion dollars for the establishment of high-speed train in the US. Brazil and China are also looking for partners to build better trains. There are many possible customers overseas.
I hope to see more and more trains and Shinkansen designed by Japanese.
February 20, 2011
To my disappointment, the state of Florida declined the offer to introduce Shinkansen.
The governor of Florida considered the offer unprofitable. It's possible that the governor refused the plan partly for the benefit of his party.
All Japan can do is to continue the improvement of the technology finally to be accepted as profitable.