JR East unveils luxury Saphir Odoriko express

Business Dec 16, 2019

JR East unveils luxury Saphir Odoriko express

East Japan Railway Co. on Monday unveiled its new luxury Saphir Odoriko express train ahead of its March 14 launch between Tokyo and a spa resort area in Shizuoka Prefecture. The eight-car train with all Green Car, or first-class, seating is named after the French ...

JR East to launch sightseeing train from Tokyo to Izu in 2020

Business May 9, 2018

JR East to launch sightseeing train from Tokyo to Izu in 2020

East Japan Railway Co. said it will launch a luxurious sightseeing train between Tokyo and the Izu resort area in the spring of 2020, shortly before the capital hosts the Summer Olympic Games. The eight-car train will feature premium seats and private rooms, with one ...

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

National Dec 19, 2014

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Japan and China agreed Thursday to boost measures to prevent coral poaching by Chinese vessels in Japanese territorial waters, the Fisheries Agency said. Representatives of the two governments, meeting in Dalian, northeastern China, struck a deal to continue enforcing a stricter crackdown and impose severe ...

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

National / Crime & Legal Nov 11, 2014

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

The Abe administration and ruling parties are considering raising the maximum fine for poaching by foreigners in Japanese territorial waters and exclusive economic zones to ¥30 million, government and party sources said Tuesday. The move comes as several ships, thought to be of Chinese origin, ...