Tag - jr-west



People observe a moment of silence for the victims of a JR Fukuchiyama Line train crash in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Thursday morning on the 19th anniversary of the accident.
Apr 25, 2024
Victims of JR West train crash mourned 19 years on
The president of JR West and other officials observed a moment of silence at 9:18 a.m., the time of the crash, which killed 106 passengers.
The Thunderbird limited express train
Mar 17, 2024
Woman and baby daughter hit by train in apparent murder-suicide
The police said that relatives of the woman had told them she was having problems raising her daughter.
The 125-kilometer section from Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture to Tsuruga in Fukui, which opened Saturday, adds six new stations to the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.
Mar 16, 2024
Hokuriku Shinkansen extension opens, buoying tourism hopes for Fukui
The extension brings shinkansen services to Fukui Prefecture for the first time.
Passengers board a JR bullet train at Shin-Osaka Station on Wednesday.
Jan 6, 2024
JR passengers up 8% during year-end and New Year's holidays
The combined number of users of bullet trains and other rail services came to around 9,869,000 for the period from Dec. 28 to Thursday.
A shinkansen platform at Tokyo Station is crowded with passengers on Friday.
Dec 29, 2023
Japan sees heavy traffic for first New Year since COVID downgrade
To ease overcrowding, Central Japan Railway and West Japan Railway have made many of their shinkansen seats reservation-only.
A smoking room aboard a Tokaido Shinkansen train
Oct 18, 2023
Bullet train lines to nix smoking rooms as health consciousness grows
As of next spring, the smoking rooms will be replaced with areas to store drinking water to be distributed in times of emergency.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
Abraham Accord Arab states likely to stick with Israel despite Jenin violence
Analysts say economic and trade interests are likely to trump any moral outrage felt in the four Arab states that have signed peace pacts with Israel.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Israel tensions escalate amid protests and West Bank assault
Israel’s anti-government protest movement launched a series of major disruptions, including an attempt to sow chaos at the international airport,
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Just how green are Japan’s trains?
The nation is famed for its rail network, but despite significant steps to reduce emissions, the sector is still responsible for a substantial amount of carbon dioxide.
Japan Times
May 8, 2023
Golden Week express train passengers at 94% of pre-pandemic level
All six Japan Railways Group companies saw their figures increase from the previous year, sending the total to the seventh-highest level since the start of the data in 1990.
Japan Times
May 7, 2023
In G7 host Hiroshima, a climate disaster in all but name
A minority of Japanese are seriously worried about how warming will affect them. Recent disasters indicate they probably should be.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2023
Families and survivors mark 18 years since fatal JR West derailment
JR West President Kazuaki Hasegawa vowed to build 'a safer railway' in the ceremony hosted by the company at the accident site in Hyogo Prefecture.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2023
Tokyo area train fares raised by ¥10 to fund barrier-free infrastructure
The companies will use increased revenues to install elevators and platform doors and make other efforts to improve barrier-free accessibility at train stations.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Kaoru Mitoma on target for Brighton in big win over West Ham
Mitoma created the opening goal for the hosts in the 17th minute of the match, controlling a high ball and skipping into the box before being brought down by Jarrod Bowen.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2023
10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years
The bloodiest day in the West Bank in years erupted during a raid on the crowded refugee camp in the northern city of Jenin.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2022
The trains in Japan that will — and won't — be running on New Year’s Eve
For those looking to stay out late on New Year's Eve for their first shrine visit of the year or to celebrate the start of 2023, it helps to know which trains are operating all night.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2022
We have to talk about Adolf Hitler
“Hitler Kitsch,” “Nazi Porn” and Godwin's Law have given us the frightening ignorance of people like Kanye West.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2022
Michael Jordan and other NBA legends honored in award rebrand
Following a path set in naming the All-Star Game MVP trophy after Kobe Bryant, the NBA revealed the league MVP trophy would be re-established as the Michael Jordan Trophy this season.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2022
Pressure grows for talks on future of Japan's struggling regional railways
With people living near loss-making train lines concerned about their possible scrapping, operators will need to consider their perspective in presenting plans, pundits say.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2022
Key Trump 2024 rivals silent after his white supremacist meeting
Trump's dinner with Nick Fuentes and Kanye West last week drew condemnation from only a few Republicans, with most avoiding the topic.


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