National 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. Michio Matsumuru, 63, of Adachi Ward, was arrested ...

Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run

National Mar 21, 2016

Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run

East Japan Railway Co.'s flagship Cassiopeia sleeper train completed its last return journey from Sapporo to Tokyo on Monday morning, marking the end of an era. Cassiopeia will now disappear from the rail operator's timetable after the 17-hour trip wrapped up at JR Ueno Station. JR ...

Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information

Business Nov 9, 2015

Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information

Japan and the United States agreed Monday to set up a bilateral conference to exchange information about advanced train technology as Tokyo steps up its efforts to export Japanese high-speed rail systems. Transport minister Keiichi Ishii and his U.S. counterpart, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, agreed ...

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

National Apr 13, 2015

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

A beam traversing the Yamanote Line that was removed as part of an equipment upgrade could have destabilized two cable poles blamed for Sunday's major disruption of train service in central Tokyo, East Japan Railway Co. said Monday. The beam, which was removed sometime after ...

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

Business / Corporate Jun 17, 2014

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

by Atsushi Kodera

The Narita Express railway service will run all the way to Mount Fuji starting this summer, offering travelers a potential way to skip the capital and its congested railway interchanges. The distinctive red and black N'ex cars currently link the Tokyo area to Narita Airport ...

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

National Mar 15, 2013

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo's bustling Shibuya Station is going through yet another change: Starting Saturday, the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will be directly connected, enabling passengers to travel between Saitama and Yokohama without changing trains. "There will be a main artery (connecting Saitama ...