Ninja promote 'cool' vending machines

Feb 19, 2015

Ninja promote 'cool' vending machines

by Shusuke Murai

To lure foreign tourists, especially Chinese arriving in large numbers for the Lunar New Year holiday, JR East is promoting Japan’s cutting-edge vending machine technology at JR Akihabara Station in Tokyo, with staff dressed in ninja and kimono outfits. JR East Water Business Co. ...

Jan 28, 2015

JR Kyushu on track for stock listing in fiscal 2016

The transport ministry said Tuesday it will list Kyushu Railway Co. on the stock market in fiscal 2016 as the company becomes Japan’s fourth national rail operator to go private. JR Kyushu is currently owned by the government. It is one of the seven ...

JR East to bid for high-speed railway project in California

Sep 6, 2014

JR East to bid for high-speed railway project in California

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) plans to take part in international bidding this fall to supply railcars for a high-speed railway line planned in California, JR East sources said Friday. The line would link San Francisco to Anaheim and cost around $67.6 billion ...

Violence against railway workers on decline

Jul 8, 2014

Violence against railway workers on decline

Cases of violence by train passengers against railway workers totaled 760 in fiscal 2013, down by 68 from the previous year, according to the latest tally by an industry group. In a report released Monday, the Association of Japanese Private Railways said 29 railway ...

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

Jun 17, 2014

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

by Atsushi Kodera

The Narita Express railway service will run all the way to Mount Fuji starting this summer, offering travelers a potential way to skip the capital and its congested railway interchanges. The distinctive red and black N’ex cars currently link the Tokyo area to Narita ...