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JR’s first motorwoman at freight train controls> The Japan Railway group’s first female locomotive engineer, Maki Ishimura, 23, climbed into the driver’s seat early Oct. 27 aboard a train at Tokyo’s Shinagawa Freight Terminal and prepared to depart for the Kawasaki Freight Station in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Ishimura, who works for Japan Freight Railway Co., said she hopes to be the kind of driver children wave to from the sides of the track and people can rely on to ship their cargo. Ishimura graduated from Hosei University’s engineering department and entered the railway last April.

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