Sep 15, 2016

TSE approves listing of JR Kyushu

The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday approved the listing of Kyushu Railway Co. on its main section. With an expected market capitalization of around ¥500 billion, JR Kyushu’s debut on Oct. 25 will be one of the biggest initial public offerings in Japan this ...

Sep 1, 2016

JR Kyushu set to list on TSE Oct. 25

Kyushu Railway Co. will make its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 25, informed sources said Thursday. The TSE is set to approve the stock listing of the railway operator on Sept. 15 at the earliest, the sources said. With the company’s ...

Jul 1, 2016

Kyushu Railway likely to go public in October

Southwestern Japan rail operator Kyushu Railway Co. has filed to list on the Tokyo bourse and is expected to go public in October, a source close to the matter said Friday. With an expected market capitalization of around ¥500 billion, the listing by the ...

Kyushu 'cruise train' full steam ahead despite high fares

Sep 25, 2015

Kyushu 'cruise train' full steam ahead despite high fares

Wealthy travelers from Japan and abroad are continuing to flock to Kyushu Railway Co.’s luxury “cruise train,” prompting other railways to offer similar tours to overcome a stagnant commuter market. Kyushu Railway, better known as JR Kyushu, launched Seven Stars in Kyushu, which does ...

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

May 23, 2015

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

Two limited express trains operated by Kyushu Railway Co. nearly crashed at a station on the Nagasaki main line on Friday. At around 12:20 p.m., the seven-car Kamome No. 19 entered a track leading to Hizen-Ryuo Station where the six-car Kamome No. 20 had ...

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

Feb 27, 2015

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

The government decided Friday to put Kyushu Railway Co. under full private ownership in fiscal 2016. The government decided to pursue full privatization because JR Kyushu has achieved good business results in the fields of real estate and hotels, the officials said. JR Kyushu ...

Nov 29, 2014

JR Kyushu to go public in fiscal 2016

The government plans to approve the stock listing of Kyushu Railway Co., which is currently under state control, in fiscal 2016, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is considering giving the go-ahead to the listing now ...

JR Kyushu looks to woo women with Sweets Train

Jan 28, 2014

JR Kyushu looks to woo women with Sweets Train

JR Kyushu plans to introduce a Sweets Train service on the Omura Line in Nagasaki Prefecture and Kyudai Main Line connecting Fukuoka and Oita prefectures, targeting mainly female riders with local confectionery, officials said. The service, to debut in 2015, will be the first ...