Japan: JR Tokai bullet trains to carry gear to thwart violent travelers

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; June 30,2018 Central Japan Railway Co. said it will equip all its…

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JR Tokai to equip Shinkansen trains with batteries to supply power in emergencies

By The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News; May 28, 2018 Central Japan Railway Co., also known as JR Tokai, has…

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Japan rail worker fired for overcharging foreigners for bullet train tickets

From South China Morning Post; May 24, 2018 Central Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it fired a male employee who…

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The Tōkaidō Shinkansen’s World-Class Safety, Reliability, and Frequency

From nippon.com; May 25, 2018 The Tōkaidō Shinkansen—a 552.6-kilometer train line that links Tokyo and Shin-Osaka Stations—debuted in 1964, just…

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