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Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 26, 2022
Tokyo to build new subway line from city center to waterfront
The metropolitan government aims to open the new subway line by 2040. Some u00a5420 billion to u00a5510 billion is expected to be spent on the project.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 16, 2021
Japan gives nod to future IPO of massive Tokyo subway operator
A privatization of the subway, which carries an average of 7.56 million riders per day, has been keenly awaited for years, especially among retail investors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
Tokyo subway train decorated with 'Thomas & Friends' characters aims to offer a kid-friendly space
A Tokyo subway car decorated with characters from the popular children's animation "Thomas & Friends" was shown to the media Tuesday, a day before the start of test runs aimed at making train services more accessible for people with young children.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2019
No injuries reported after Yokohama Municipal Subway train derails
A Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line train departing Shimoiida Station derailed early Thursday morning with about 130 people on board. No injuries were reported.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2019
Electromagnetic body scanners slated for testing in one of Japan's busiest subway stations in March
The transport ministry said it will begin using body scanners that can "see through" clothing next month on a trial basis to check subway passengers at Tokyo Metro Co.'s Kasumigaseki Station for dangerous items.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2019
After yearslong fight, Osaka subway drivers win court case over Toru Hashimoto-era beard ban
A district court ruled Wednesday in favor of two subway drivers who sought compensation from the Osaka Municipal Government, claiming they received poor performance reviews for refusing to comply with internal regulations banning beards.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jan 5, 2019
Examining the strange synergy of Heisei Era crimes in Japan
There's a tendency in some societies to associate a period of history with the crimes that occurred therein. This is why we use expressions such as "crime of the century."
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2018
13 Tokyo Metro stations added to Google Street View
Google Street View is now available for the platforms and concourses of 13 Tokyo Metro Co. subway stations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2018
Tokyo Metro trains vandalized for third time in seven days
In the early hours of Thursday, Tokyo Metro Co. discovered one of its trains had been vandalized overnight with graffiti while parked near Nakano Station, the subway operator said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 12, 2017
Times Square subway bomber claims ties to Islamic State but officials say he's solo player
A Brooklyn man wearing a pipe bomb attached with Velcro and zip ties set off an explosive in the Times Square subway station Monday morning, injuring himself and three others, sending ambulances racing and commuters fleeing as Christmas shoppers poured into New York City. He later said he is a follower of Islamic State.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2017
Tokyo subway tests messaging system to help pregnant women secure seats
Subway commuting may get easier for expectant mothers, with tests beginning Monday in Tokyo of a system that will allow them to ask willing passengers via a chat app to give up their seats.
BUSINESS
Nov 7, 2017
Japan-funded Philippine subway project possibly delayed to December 2018
The start of construction for a Japanese-financed subway in the Philippines' urban metropolis of Manila could be pushed back to as far as December next year, a Philippine official said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
Tokyo man confesses to ripping down train hand straps
A Tokyo company employee who said he flew into bouts of "rail rage" due to overcrowded trains and has confessed to ripping down hand straps has been arrested on suspicion of destruction of property, police said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2016
Transport minister orders investigation after subway train drags empty baby stroller 100 meters
Transport minister Keiichi Ishii on Tuesday ordered Tokyo Metro to investigate an incident Monday in which an empty baby stroller was dragged 100 meters along a platform after becoming stuck in train doors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2016
Metro workers mark 21st anniversary of sarin gas attack in Tokyo
Subway workers mark the 21st anniversary of the Aum Shinrikyo cultu2019s 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo metro, but kin of the deceased are still angry with the perpetrators.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2016
Osaka subway drivers sue over right to grow a beard
Two Osaka subway drivers have sued the city's municipal government after their bonuses were cut because they refused to shave off their beards.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2016
Three songs selected for Tokyo subway's departure melodies
Hit tunes by the all-girl pop group AKB48 and its rival, Nogizaka46, and a 1960s duet song still popular in karaoke, have been selected for departure melodies at three subway stations in central Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2015
Subway worker's ticket chad masterpiece goes viral
Japan's rail service, known for its punctuality and reliability, has not only been appealing to rail fans but is also the subject of great pride among its employees — so much so that one of them has created an artwork depicting a train with 153,600 fragments from passenger tickets.
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2015
Singapore taps Meidensha expert to assess subway service disruption
Singapore has engaged an expert from Japan's Meidensha Corp. to help investigate the cause of a major disruption to services on the city-state's two main subway lines earlier this month, the Land Transport Authority said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2015
Tokyo's heaving subway system girds for 2020 Olympics
It's Monday morning and Tokyo is going back to work. By 8:16 at Shinjuku Station, the world's busiest, lines of waiting commuters overlap with the people looking to go in the opposite direction. The smell of pastries from a bakery wafts over the stream of people.

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