East Japan Railway Co. plans to install security cameras in trains on the Saikyo Line linking Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture in a bid to prevent sexual molestation, becoming the nation’s first railway operator to take such a step for commuter trains, company officials said Saturday.
A set of high-definition security cameras will be installed in the No. 1 cars of Saikyo Line trains, such as in the ceiling and the overhead rack, on a trial basis by the end of this year at the earliest, they said. Most groping cases have been on the No. 1 cars of trains.