'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

Dec 18, 2013

'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

Ronnie Biggs, known for his role in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, died Wednesday, his daughter-in-law said. He was 84. Veronica Biggs did not provide details of the cause of death. He had been released from prison four years ago on compassionate grounds because ...

Nov 13, 2011

Give tourists better rail option

Regarding the Nov. 6 Kyodo article “Foreign tourism in Yamanashi plummets“: If Japan is really serious about attracting more tourists, Japan Railway needs to get rid of the rule that forbids rail pass holders from traveling on Nozomi lines of the Shinkansen (bullet train). ...