Business / Corporate Oct 18, 2016

JR Kyushu shares inch upward ahead of IPO

Kyushu Railway Co. shares have climbed in the gray market before the company's debut next week, people familiar with the matter said. The rail operator changed hands at ¥2,800 and ¥2,850 a share on Tuesday, a gain of as much as 9.6 percent compared with ...

Business / Corporate 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 year, ...

Business / Corporate 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 company ...

Kyushu 'cruise train' full steam ahead despite high fares

National 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 a ...

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

Business / Corporate 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 is one ...

Business / Corporate 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 that ...