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Tobu Railway started testing biofuel for its coal-fired and diesel-powered locomotives in the tourist area of Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, with the aim of cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2024
Biofuel tested for coal-fired steam locomotives in eastern Japan
The company said it expects to reduce about 150 tons of emissions per year, the same amount emitted by around 50 households.
A railway crossing in Japan. A railway crossing gate in Osaka city opened before a train passed through on Tuesday, scraping a car that had proceeded to cross.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 7, 2024
Train scrapes car in Osaka after railway crossing gate opens prematurely
No one was hurt in the incident, which was caused by stray bolts causing a malfunction of a system that detects approaching trains.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2023
Seibu Railway tests new translation device to boost communication
The window-like interface creates real-time translations that appear as text bubbles as people converse on either side of the screen.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2022
The little trains that could: Japan's rural railways keep chugging on
With savvy marketing, Choshi Electric Railway somehow gets back on track.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2021
Man behind train rampage considered bombing Tokyo landmark
A man arrested over a recent knife attack on passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo also considered bombing the famous Shibuya crossing intersection in the capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 8, 2021
Man arrested in Tokyo train stabbings had difficulties with personal relationships
The man arrested in the random knife attack on a commuter train had expressed frustration after being ridiculed at social gatherings and rejected on dating services.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 4, 2021
New and improved Trans-Siberian Railway aims to boost shipping capacity to Asia
Improvements are rapidly being made to allow trains to travel faster and carry more freight in a bid to revive the line's leading role in connecting Asia and Europe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2020
Museum and train line seek crowdfunding cash to wrap train in art
Under the crowdfunding scheme organizers aim to collect at least u00a52.5 million ($24,000) by Dec. 18 to fund the work on the Ibara Railway.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 13, 2020
Toshimaen calls it quits, to be replaced by Harry Potter theme park in 2023
The 94-year-old amusement park, which has entertained generations, will close for good in August.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2020
Toshimaen and Legoland to partially resume operations amid outbreak
Some amusement parks are planning to partially resume operations suspended by the coronavirus outbreak and take people's temperatures when they arrive as a precaution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2020
Sanriku Railway, icon of 3/11 recovery, back to full service after typhoon
All sections of Sanriku Railway Co.'s Rias Line in Iwate Prefecture resumed operations Friday, about five months after the regional train line was hit hard by a powerful typhoon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 25, 2020
Canadian police move in to clear indigenous blockade of rail line
Police moved in on Monday morning to clear a rail blockade by an indigenous group in eastern Canada that had been stopping freight and passenger traffic for more than two weeks on one of the country's busiest lines.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 19, 2020
Canada passenger trains to run again but pipeline protests block freight
Passenger operator VIA Rail Canada said on Tuesday it would soon resume partial services between Quebec City and Ottawa while the government sought to end anti-pipeline protests that are blocking rail freight in eastern Canada.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2019
JR East eyes introduction of 'walk-through' ticket gates in few years
East Japan Railway Co. is looking to introduce walk-through ticket gates at stations that will enable passengers to access gates via a specialized smartphone application instead of carrying physical prepaid commuter passes, sources familiar with the plan said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 27, 2019
Canada's biggest rail strike in a decade ends with deal between CN and union
Canada's longest railroad strike in a decade ended on Tuesday as Canadian National Railway Co., the country's biggest railroad, reached a tentative agreement with workers that would help restore grain exports and transportation of chemicals and heating fuel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 26, 2019
Strike at Canada's largest railway hits exports, ripples further through economy
A prolonged strike at Canadian National Railway Co., the country's largest railroad, sent further shocks through the economy on Monday with grain shipments scuttled and layoffs planned at fertilizer producers and an auto shipment terminal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2019
Propane shortage looms as strike at Canada's biggest railroad enters third day
Shippers scrambled to shift freight onto trucks on Thursday as a strike at Canada's biggest railroad, Canadian National Railway Co., entered its third day and left the critical fuel propane and other goods stranded.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 21, 2019
Talks continue to end strike at Canada's biggest railway as factories slow output
Talks to end a strike by thousands of workers at Canada's biggest railroad, Canadian National Railway Co., continued on Wednesday, as industrial plants slowed output of products cut off from their markets.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Nov 18, 2019
All aboard the Kyoto Railway Museum
Few countries have embraced rail travel like Japan, so it's no surprise that one of the best train museums in the world is found here: the kid-friendly Kyoto Railway Museum.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2019
Late-night arrivals at Narita about to get easier with extra trains and buses
Narita International Airport, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) outside of Tokyo, has always been something of a headache for travelers.

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