JR East unveils all-suite sleeper

Dec 6, 2016

JR East unveils all-suite sleeper

JR East unveiled Monday a luxury, all-suite sleeper train set to launch in May. Train Suite Shiki-Shima has 10 cars, including a diner, a lounge and a glass-walled dome car. With a total construction cost of ¥5 billion, the train is designed to provide ...

Dec 5, 2016

JR East opens first overseas cafe in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. opened its first cafe overseas in Singapore on Sunday with an eye to setting up more such cafes in Southeast Asia. The travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe is located on the first floor of the newly completed Tanjong Pagar Centre, the ...

Multilingual robot ready to serve visitors in Tokyo Station

Oct 4, 2016

Multilingual robot ready to serve visitors in Tokyo Station

Welcome to Tokyo. Need directions? Ask Emiew3. East Japan Railway Co. has started a pilot project under which a humanoid robot serves visitors in English, Chinese and Japanese. Placed in front of the travel service center at the Marunouchi north exit, the 90-cm, 15-kg ...

JR East revives Hokutosei sleeper train via Tokyo hostel

Sep 7, 2016

JR East revives Hokutosei sleeper train via Tokyo hostel

East Japan Railway Co. will open a new accommodation venture in December featuring an old Hokutosei sleeper train. To be called Train Hostel Hokutosei, it will feature compartments from the now-defunct train complete with bunk beds, JR East said. The lodging facility will be ...

Train featuring Japanese athletes debuts on Yamanote Line

Aug 1, 2016

Train featuring Japanese athletes debuts on Yamanote Line

A special Yamanote Line train designed to cheer on Japanese athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics made its debut Monday on Tokyo’s busy loop line. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) designed the 11-car train in conjunction with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., ...

Penguin park opens in Shinjuku

Jul 16, 2016

Penguin park opens in Shinjuku

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JR Shinjuku Station held a ceremony to unveil a new park and bronze penguin statue representing the mascot for East Japan Railway Co.’s (JR East) Suica IC card at its recently opened south exit, on Saturday. Station officials hope the nature-themed artwork will rival ...