Japan: JR East to fit cameras in all trains after knife attack horror

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; July 4, 2018 Security cameras will be installed in East Japan Railway…

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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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Tokyo rail guide signs woefully unprepared for 2020

From Japan Today; May 30, 2018 TOKYO – “I often see foreign tourists with bewildered expressions while standing in front…

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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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A Japanese rail company issued an official apology after a train left 25 seconds early

By Alexandra Ma, Business Insider; May 15, 2018 A Japanese railway company has issued an official apology after one of…

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Japan’s famously polite train commuters lose their cool sometimes. There were 825 attacks last year

By Julian Ryall, South China Morning Post; May 14, 2018 Issei Izawa only started university in April, but he already…

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