Tag - jr-tokai



Japan Times
Mar 25, 2023
JR Tokai eyeing automated shinkansen operations around 2028
JR Tokai plans to introduce the automated operation system for its Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train services around 2028, President Shin Kaneko said.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2023
Fixes to shoddy nuclear waste storage site to cost Japan ¥36 billion
The Tokai Reprocessing Plant was the nation's first plant that reprocessed spent fuel from nuclear reactors to recover uranium and plutonium.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 31, 2022
Baseball skipper living transgender life in heteronormative Japan
Minoru Ikari is among a growing number of trans sportspeople finding acceptance in Japan at a time of increasing visibility of trans people in the media.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 19, 2022
Airline and railway items recycled to deliver the joy of travel
Aluminum alloy from decommissioned shinkansen trains has been used to make tie clips as well as in pillars in a souvenir shop at Tokyo Station.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 27, 2022
More listed firms in Japan actively hiring women as outside directors
Business experts, an environmentalist, a freelance newscaster and an Olympic medalist were among new female outside directors welcomed to corporate boards this year.
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BUSINESS / Companies / Regional voices: Chubu
Aug 9, 2021
Aichi auto parts supplier helps smaller firms in supply chain go carbon neutral
Helping subsuppliers decarbonize is essential for achieving overall carbon neutrality in the manufacturing process.
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BUSINESS / Companies / Regional voices: Chubu
Jun 21, 2021
EV boom forces Japanese parts-makers to shift gears
As demand for traditional components is likely to decline, manufacturers are making pots, outdoor goods and construction materials to weather market change.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2021
District court orders suspension of Tokai nuclear plant north of Tokyo
The plant, which started commercial operations in 1978, has been idle as the utility works to meet stricter regulations established after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2020
B-Corsairs sign 19-year-old phenom Yuki Kawamura on short-term deal
The Tokai University student made waves last season as the B. League's youngest-ever player during a stint with the NeoPhoenix.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2020
Baseball powerhouse Tokai University suspends team activities due to drug use
Tokai University, a four-time Japanese national university baseball champion, said Saturday it has indefinitely suspended all activities of its baseball club due to illegal drug use by several members.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2020
Meteorological Agency issues weekend flood and landslide warnings as rain front rolls across Japan
The Meteorological Agency is warning that floods and landslides might hit western and eastern Japan this weekend as a rain front and low pressure system envelop a large portion of the archipelago.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2020
Aoyama Gakuin sets meet record in decisive victory
His final-leg runner Keigo Yuhara was still on the road running. But Aoyama Gakuin head coach Susumu Hara was already high-fiving his other athletes at the finish line in Tokyo's Otemachi district, being certain his team would be back on top.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2020
Aoyama Gakuin moves out to big lead
Aoyama Gakuin University got off to a good start toward recapturing the Hakone ekiden title as it finished first on the opening day of the New Year's traditional event on Thursday.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2019
Tokai University aims for more Hakone ekiden glory
Tokai University stunned a national audience by capturing its first-ever Hakone ekiden title with a tournament record at the last edition in January.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2019
Flooded bullet trains could cost JR East ¥11.8 billion
East Japan Railway says the book value of its Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains flooded by Typhoon Hagibis stood at ¥11.8 billion as of the end of September.
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JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Oct 4, 2019
Sixty years after deadly Ise Bay typhoon, experts say Chubu disaster prevention needs an update
The Ise Bay typhoon, a killer storm that swept through the Chubu region on Sept. 26, 1959, claiming more than 5,000 lives, became an opportunity for the nation to make great progress in disaster prevention efforts, including the construction of seawalls and river levees, as well as the enactment of the...
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 13, 2019
Study debunks Japanese belief in link between deep-sea fish and quakes
A long-held belief in Japan that sightings of deep-sea fish foretell major earthquakes is simply a superstition, according to a research team from two universities.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 1, 2019
68 restaurants awarded stars in inaugural Michelin Guide to Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures
On May 17, Michelin published the Michelin Guide Aichi-Gifu-Mie 2019, the company's inaugural guide to Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures in Japan's central Tokai region.
Japan Times
May 25, 2019
Central Japan Railway's test shinkansen hits 360 kph
A prototype shinkansen of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) reached the highest speed ever for the model hitting 360 kilometers per hour, the operator said Saturday, hoping to promote it in overseas markets such as the United States and Taiwan.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2019
Tokai University wins Tokyo-Hakone ekiden
Tokai University came from behind to win the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden for the first time on Thursday.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world