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BUSINESS / Companies
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2016
Full steam ahead for Kyoto Railway Museum
It has been full steam ahead for the Kyoto Railway Museum since its grand opening last Friday, the first day of the Golden Week holidays.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 19, 2016
Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train
Commuting to and from work during peak hours in Tokyo can be an utterly soul-destroying experience.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 25, 2016
Sanyo Shinkansen Line to get major overhaul from 2028
The aging Sanyo Shinkansen Line will undergo major renovations from 2028, the line's operator said Wednesday. The work on bridges, tunnels and embankments will take a decade.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2016
Seibu Railway cars to feature Hello Kitty characters in tourist draw
Hello Kitty characters will be featured on some Seibu Railway Co. train cars from Saturday in a bid to draw visitors to the Chichibu mountainous area where the operator serves.
BUSINESS
Dec 29, 2015
Japanese transport minister visits rail projects in Thailand
Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii visited Japanese rail projects in Thailand while en route from Laos to Japan on Tuesday, a Thai official said.
BUSINESS
Dec 29, 2015
Texas high-speed rail firm eyes JR Tokai as partner in shinkansen technology
Texas Central Partners LLC, a U.S. company aiming to build a high-speed rail link in the state, is envisaging Japanese companies potentially providing vehicles and technologies for its planned bullet train service connecting Dallas and Houston.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2015
Seibu to debut dinner trains featuring local fare on its scenic Chichibu Line from spring
Seibu Railway Co. will debut a dining train service in spring 2016 that offers gourmet meals to passengers traveling the scenic Seibu Chichibu Line.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 14, 2015
Abe-Modi deals shows Asia's top powers moving to keep rising China in check
India and Japan took their biggest steps yet to deepen strategic ties, and it's mostly thanks to China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2015
Laser aimed at shinkansen driver in western Japan
A laser beam was apparently aimed at the driver of a waiting shinkansen bullet train in late November in western Japan, an official of West Japan Railway Co. said Saturday, following similar incidents targeting flying aircraft in Okinawa and elsewhere.
BUSINESS
Dec 10, 2015
Japan offers broader railway access in trade talks with EU
Japan has offered European companies broader access to its railway market in ongoing free trade talks with the European Union, sources familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 8, 2015
Japan to win contract for India's first high-speed railway
India is reportedly ready to adopt Japanese bullet-train technology, with the two nations' leaders expected to announce the agreement this week.
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2015
JR West to stop punishing crews for errors to prevent cover-ups
West Japan Railway Co. will ease disciplinary measures for train crews to prevent them from covering up errors, company officials said Friday, in what is the first such attempt in the industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2015
Indonesia rewards China's 'courage' with high-profile rail contract
Indonesia picked China over Japan to build the country's first fast-train rail link because Beijing had the courage to provide $5 billion in loans without asking for guarantees, an Indonesian official said on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Sep 23, 2015
Thailand urges Japan to invest in east-west rail initiative
Thailand's deputy prime minister urged Japan on Tuesday to invest in an east-west railway project.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 17, 2015
Hokkaido Shinkansen Line will run from March 26, operators confirm
A long-awaited bullet train service that will link Hokkaido with Tokyo will open on March 26, railway operators have confirmed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2015
Signal glitch halts Tokyo-Yokohama Tokyu trains for hours, stranding up to 360,000
As many as 360,000 commuters on their way home after work faced major train disruptions Tuesday evening on three Tokyu railway lines linking the Tokyo and Yokohama areas, with the operator suspecting trouble with a circuit breaker in the signal system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2015
Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster
Wakayama Electric Railway Co., which recently mourned the death of its popular feline "stationmaster," has appointed another cat as her successor, hoping the tradition will continue to attract passengers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2015
Police probe possible negligence in Fukuoka shinkansen electricity failure
Police have opened an investigation into an electricity failure on a Sanyo Shinkansen Line train in Fukuoka Prefecture on Saturday caused by an aluminum plate falling off the train while it was traveling at 285 kph.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 7, 2015
Rush hour with bangin' bass: My night on ageHa's EDM train
A woman with purple hair sits in the waiting room on the platform at Nerima Station, surrounded by salarymen who look exhausted from their workday. Nearby, a private security guard herds four friends wearing matching floral-print pants and light-up shoes toward a line. An assortment of middle-aged workers...

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