TOKYO — Japan’s planned maglev rail line that will link Tokyo and Nagoya in 40 minutes is one of many construction projects brought to a halt as the government declares a state of emergency to combat the country’s rise in coronavirus cases.
The developer of the 236 km magnetic-levitation line, Central Japan Railway, has suspended construction work in Tokyo and nearby Kanagawa Prefecture.
Regarding future action, “individual decisions will be made after verifying the intentions of contracting companies,” a company representative said. The hyperfast bullet train connection is expected to debut in 2027.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong