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  Japan Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
JR Hokkaido or Hokkaido Railway Company (北海道旅客鉄道 or JR北海道)
JR East or East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 or JR東日本)
JR Kyushu or Kyushu Railway Company (九州旅客鉄道 or JR九州)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan_Railway   (756 words)

 Encyclopedia: East Japan Railway Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
JR East (JR東 JR Higashi) is a contraction often used in literatures.
Its railway lines serve Kanto and Tohoku regions primarily, along with adjacent parts of Niigata, Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures.
Kanto region, Japan The Kanto region (関東地方; Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island in Japan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/East-Japan-Railway-Company   (1160 words)

 2004 Chuetsu Earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Japan Railway Company stopped all trains in Niigata Prefecture, including the extensively damaged Joetsu Line,,, and.
On the Richter scale, the moment magnitude of the earthquake is estimated at 6.9.
In a press release, the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI) of the Government of Japan published preliminary estimates that a fault having a length of 22 km and a width of 17 km moved approximately 1.4 m.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/2004_Chuetsu_Earthquake   (734 words)

 Japan Rising - Mutsutake Otsuka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Last year, it became the first of the former Japan National Railways companies to be fully privatized and has shown solid growth in its most recent fiscal year.
JR East is leading this plan by facilitating travel for foreigners, developing and marketing air and rail tourism packages, and getting information about Japan out to the world.
He joined Japan National Railways in 1965 and continued to rise within JR East when it was formed in 1987.
www.forbes.com /specialsections/japan/13_otsuka.html   (699 words)

 East Japan Railway tests new bullet train - Boston.com - Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Japan's largest railway company began a test run for a new bullet train which it eventually aims to operate at a record-breaking 223 miles per hour -- faster than many propeller airplanes -- according to news reports Sunday.
TOKYO --Japan's largest railway company began a test run for a new bullet train which it eventually aims to operate at a record-breaking 223 miles per hour -- faster than many propeller airplanes -- according to news reports Sunday.
French company Alstom SA's TGV, or Train a Grande Vitesse, is currently the world's fastest train, operating at a top speed of 218 mph.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2005/06/26/east_japan_railway_tests_new_bullet_train   (275 words)

 Current members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is one of seven railway companies formed on April 1, 1987 upon the division and privatisation of the Japanese National Railways.
Japan's largest railway company, JR East has a network of 7,538.2 Kilometres of tracks in the Tokyo area and eastern Honshu, and serves more than 16 million passengers daily.
JR East, as a future-oriented company, has used creative Technological development in both hardware and software elements to provide numerous services, befitting the new era of technological innovation.
www.contactless-club.com /pages/current_japan.htm   (313 words)

 Japan Railway - TheBestLinks.com - JR, April 1, 1987, East Japan Railway Company, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for former Japanese national, but divided and privatized seven railway companies.
www.thebestlinks.com /JR.html   (303 words)

 Japan Railroads and Subways - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
At the heart of Japan's railroad system is the Japan Railways Group, a government-subsidized group of eight companies that took over most of the assets, operations, and liabilities of the government-owned Japanese National Railways in 1987.
There were six passenger companies: the East Japan, West Japan, and Central Japan railroad companies, which operated in Honshu, and the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido railroad companies, which operated on the islands for which the companies were named.
The growth in passenger transport of private railroads in 1987 was 2.6 percent, which meant that the Japan Railways Group's rate of increase was above that of the privatesector railroads for the first time since 1974.
www.photius.com /countries/japan/economy/japan_economy_railroads_and_subway~396.html   (870 words)

 Railway Technology - Shinkansen High Speed 'Bullet Train' operated by JR Central, Japan
Japan is where regular, high-speed railways were born.
Operating such an intensively used, high-speed railway creates enormous strains on the infrastructure, and as a result, around a third of all costs are swallowed up in maintenance.
However, many of the narrower gauge routes are to be converted to 1,435mm, and JR East finished conversion of its Yamagata-Shinjo route in December 1999.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/shinkansen   (849 words)

 East Japan Railway, NTT DoCoMo and Sony to Launch "Mobile Suica" Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
East Japan Railway Company (JR East), NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (DoCoMo) and Sony Corporation (Sony) today announced that they will offer a new service combining DoCoMo's i-mode® FeliCa® smart-card handset and Suica, JR East's IC card train ticket, from January 2006.
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is the largest passenger railway company in the world, serving about 16 million passengers daily.
The company introduced its "Suica" IC card in Tokyo metropolitan area stations in November 2001 and the number of holders now exceeds 10 million.
i-newswire.com /goprint7773.html   (806 words)

 Sony Global - Felica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
East Japan Railway (hereinafter JR East Japan, JR-EAST) was founded when the Japan National Railway was privatized and divided in 1987.
The Company is currently the largest passenger railway company in Japan and covers the stretch from Kanto, Koshinetsu to Tohoku.
JR East Japan will promote mutual use of our prepaid cards with other transportation systems, as strongly in demand by users, as well as implement the system for Shinkansen use, as a future and imminent topic.
www.sony.net /Products/felica/contents04_02.html   (1049 words)

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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/line.html   (6792 words)

 Japan Railway - free-definition
Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for former Japanese national, but devided and privatized seven railway companies.
It is severely distinguished from genuine private railways in Japan.
Japanese National Railways; 国鉄 or 日本国有鉄道) was privatized and split into 11 companies.
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Jr.html   (246 words)

 ipedia.com: Japanese National Railways Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nippon Kokuyû Tetsudô), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or "JNR," was the national railway network of Japan from 1872 to 1987.
In 1947, JNR was reorganized into a state-owned company by a directive of the U.S. General HQ in Tokyo.
That year, the network was privatized by an act of the Diet of Japan, and divided into several companies collectively called the Japan Railway (JR) Group.
www.ipedia.com /japanese_national_railways.html   (254 words)

 News & Views item - Oct_2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Railway officials got wind of reports that lion faeces were effective in scaring deer out of forests they had been decimating by chewing on tree bark.
East Japan Railway is now working on analysing the faeces to find the "active" substance(s) in hope that it/they will be less noticeable to the human nose.
Whether or not EJRC will call in the latest Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine hasn't been revealed.
www.the-funneled-web.com /N&V_2004(jun-Dec)/N&V_0410/news__views_item_october_2004-041006a.htm   (183 words)

 Sushicam : Japan Photo Blog & Fine Art Prints
East Japan Railway Co. on Friday unveiled a new shinkansen in the town of Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, that will run at a speed of 360 kph, which may make it not only the world's fastest train, but also the cutest due to the last minute inclusion of "cat ears".
Apparently Japan Railways decided the cat easr would help spruce up their image after needlesly killing 107 people and injuring 460 more in last months derailment in Western Japan.
But the East Japan Railway company, the country's largest rail operator, says creating the world's fastest train was not their only aim.
www.sushicam.com /2005/June/050628/050628.php   (988 words)

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East Japan Railway Company is a large passenger railroad transportation service company that serves approximately 16 million passengers daily in Japan.
East Japan Railway Company: Business description, financial summary, 3yr and interim financials, key statistics/ratios and historical ratio analysis.
A textual analysis of East Japan Railway Company Limited's financial statements, including company description and recent stock performance, versus Central Japan Railway Company, Hankyu Holdings Incorporated and West Japan Railway Co.
today.reuters.com /stocks/overview.aspx?ticker=9020.T   (380 words)

 Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The railway carrying the largest number of passengers is the East Japan Railway Company.
An earthquake that hit the Kanto Plain, Japan, on September 1, 1923, destroyed an estimated 575,000 dwellings in Tokyo and Yokohama.
Japan's Kenichi Horie made the fastest-ever crossing of the Pacific in a solar-powered boat when he traveled 16,092 km (10,000 miles) from Salinas,...
www.guinnessworldrecords.com /gwr5/content_pages/search.asp?searchstring=Tokyo   (832 words)

 cooltech.iafrica.com | coolscience World's fastest train unveiled
East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), the largest rail operator in Japan, on Friday unveiled a new Shinkansen bullet train which it claims will be the world's fastest train in service.
Currently, the world's fastest trains in commercial operation are the Sanyo Shinkansen run by West Japan Railway, the TGV in France and the Eurostar which links London, Brussels and Paris, all of which can travel at up to 300 kilometres per hour.
The fastest bullet train currently operated by JR East has a maximum speed of 275 kilometres per hour but the Fastech 360S is designed with a top speed of 405 kilometres per hour in mind.
cooltech.iafrica.com /science/454535.htm   (289 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
East Japan Railway Company (JR East), NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (DoCoMo) and NTT DATA Corporation (NTT DATA) announced today that they have agreed to jointly promote JR East's Suica® e-money service.
The three companies are considering forming a limited liability partnership (LLP) around autumn this year to provide the initial costs for any company wishing to join the Suica e-money service.
JR East is planning to launch Mobile Suica service in January 2006 in which DoCoMo's Osaifu-Keitai will contain Suica, JR East's IC card for railway travel and shopping.
www.physorg.com /printnews.php?newsid=5495   (252 words)

 Japan HQ : Japan Railways
Railway operator and freight mover in the central area of Japan, with currentrail schedules and fares, as well as RandD activities in maglev systems.
Japan rail and airfare calculator and travel navigator (between any station orairport in Japan).
Japan HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
japanhq.com /japanrailways/index.php   (697 words)

 news - DOCOMO: JR East and NTT DoCoMo to Consider Developing Common Infrastructure for Suica e-Money and Osaifu-Keitai ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Suica is JR East's IC card for railway travel and shopping, while Osaifu-Keitai refers to DoCoMo mobile phones equipped with contactless IC cards that can serve as credit cards and perform other useful functions.
Under the agreement, the two companies will consider the development of a reader/writer compatible with both companies' services and the creation and management of a common center that connects the reader/writers with various settlement systems.
The companies feel that working together will promote their services more effectively than if they were to act separately.
www.noticias.info /asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=87798&src=0   (597 words)

 List of Japanese companies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This is a list of companies based in Japan.
See lists of companies for lists of companies from other countries.
Japanese National Railways - Reorganized into Japan Railway and divided into 7 companies and 1 reserach institution.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_Japanese_companies   (142 words)

On April 25, 2005, a train of the Company caused a truly tragic accident of derailment, resulting in 106 fatalities and more than 500 injuries among the passengers.
Furthermore, as a railway operator, we promise to act incessantly on the basis of safety-first in the future.
We, however, will never fade the memory of the accident and will continue our effort to regenerate safe railway that is trusted by all customers.
www.westjr.co.jp /english/global.html   (304 words)

 East Japan Railway Company - Career, Employment and Hiring Information: Vault   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We annually survey and interview 10,000s of employees and job seekers to bring readers the inside scoop on careers, employment and hiring at top industries and employers.
We provide a free insider employer profile on, based on interviews and surveys of East Japan Railway Company employees.
Vault.com is not associated or affiliated with East Japan Railway Company.
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 Japan Railway : JR
Japan Railway : JR word looked up :
Japan Railway : JR Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for seven Japanese private railroad companies.
Japan National Railway; 国鉄 or 日本国有鉄道) was privatized on April 1, 1987 and spread into 11 companies.
www.wordlookup.net /jr/jr.html   (308 words)

 East Japan Railway Company - Fact Sheet - Hoover's
The company carries passengers on more than 7,525 km (4,665 miles) of track in the eastern half of the Japanese mainland, including the Tokyo area.
Besides its transportation-related operations, JR East gets revenue from leasing restaurant and retail space in its stations and from managing shopping centers and office buildings on property that has been developed near its stations.
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