Yamagata bullet train to get foot baths, tatami

Mar 5, 2014

Yamagata bullet train to get foot baths, tatami

East Japan Railway Co. says it will introduce a train on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line with a sightseeing car equipped with foot baths and tatami areas. JR East President Tetsuro Tomita said Tuesday it will be the first “omotenashi,” or hospitality, bullet train. The ...

Bullet train bulldozes car in Yamagata, killing driver

Dec 29, 2013

Bullet train bulldozes car in Yamagata, killing driver

A bullet train from Tokyo hit a car Sunday at a crossing in Takahata, Yamagata Prefecture, killing its female driver, the police said. One of the 290 passengers on the train, bound for Shinjo, suffered a minor neck injury during the accident, the police ...