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  JR-EAST - East Japan Railway Company
The Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) is investigating the cause of the accident.
We are also ascertaining the cause and examining the measures responsibly as a railway company in cooperation with the Commission of MLIT.
We will continue to try to build a high quality railway service that can be used by customers without anxiety.
www.jreast.co.jp /e   (318 words)

  Japan Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for the privatized successors to the former Japanese National Railways, formed when JNR was divided into seven parts on April 1, 1987.
There are six passenger companies: the East Japan, West Japan, and Central Japan railway companies, which operate in Honshu, and the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido railroad companies, which operate 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 private sector railroads for the first time since 1974.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan_Railway   (756 words)

 Transportation - Rail - Japan Railways (JR)
Japan is home to one of the safest and most efficient rail networks in the world.
In addition to the Japan Railways network, there are a number of smaller private railway lines, which can usually be found in major cities and their surrounds.
The Japan Rail Pass offers foreign visitors to Japan unlimited travel for a period of 7, 14 or 21 days on nearly all JR services, including the Shinkansen or 'bullet train' (except for the 'Nozomi' bullet train).
www.seejapan.co.uk /transport/rail/jrrailways.html   (1046 words)

 East Japan Railway tests new bullet train - Boston.com - Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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.
The Fastech 360S, developed by East Japan Railway Co., successfully made its first test run between Sendai and Kitakami stations in northern Japan at a more leisurely 170 mph, Kyodo News agency reported.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2005/06/26/east_japan_railway_tests_new_bullet_train   (275 words)

 Japanese Trains
Japan's four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways.
About 70 percent of Japan's railway network are owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belong to several dozens of private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.
Japan Railways (JR Group) is the successor of the national JNR (Japanese National Railways), which was privatized in 1987 due to huge debts.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2019.html   (436 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Japan railway brakes replaced after crash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The railway company whose train derailed in a deadly crash in Japan last week started installing a new emergency braking system Tuesday, responding to the transport minister's warning that its service could not resume until upgrading is completed.
TOKYO --The railway company whose train derailed in a deadly crash in Japan last week started installing a new emergency braking system Tuesday, responding to the transport minister's warning that its service could not resume until upgrading is completed.
Railway workers on Tuesday started installing the new braking system at the crash site, where hundreds of people continued to lay flowers and mourn the loss of loved ones.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/05/03/japan_railway_brakes_replaced_after_crash?mode=PF   (276 words)

 Japan Railway Workers: On Terror Attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
We have issued a statement on the horrible terror attacks on September 11, because we are afraid that the terrorist attacks and military reprisals in response to that could trigger a new world war.
It is reported that the United States is planning a use of force to some countries as reprisals against the hideous terror attacks on September 11, and that the Japan’s Government is attempting to dispatch the SDF for logistic support of this.
Japan’s Constitution states that we recognize that all peoples of the world have the right to live in peace, free from fear and want, and that the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
www.labournet.net /world/0110/japan1.html   (1234 words)

Baikal –Amur Railway is planned to be extended to the Elginskoye Coal Deposit, the largest in the RFE, in the south of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.
During the Soviet period, the Trans-Siberian Railway was one of the shortest transit routes from Eastern Asia to Western Europe and transported 100,000 – 150,000 containers annually.
The railway width in Russia is different from the railway width in Europe and North and South Koreas.
www.bisnis.doc.gov /bisnis/isa/011001RR.htm   (1945 words)

 USATODAY.com - Job fears may have led to Japan wreck, union says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Several union members, including two engineers who had experience driving on the same stretch of track where the accident occurred on Monday, told a news conference that delays and overruns are regularly met with severe punishment, ranging from verbal abuse to threats of being fired or transferred.
Railway officials, however, denied they were punishing drivers too severely.
West Japan Railway spokesman Toyota Aoki denied the company routinely punishes drivers for delays and overruns, saying it only punishes repeat offenders.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-04-28-japan-train_x.htm   (707 words)

 CNN.com - Japan's maglev train sets record - Dec. 3, 2003
The experimental three-car maglev was carrying passengers when it set the world's top speed for a train, clocking at 581 kph (361 mph), Central Japan Railway Co., which is carrying out the experiments, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Central Japan Railway Co., part of the former state-run railway, is jointly developing the maglev with Japan's Railway Technology Research Institute.
Japan's bullet trains run up to 300 kilometers per hour (186 miles per hour), and have reached speeds of 443 kph (275 mph) in test runs conducted in 1996.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/12/03/japan.maglev.ap   (353 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Seibu Railway, based in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo, and Kokudo plan to team up with Japan's second-largest retailer Millennium Retailing Inc., the holding company of Sogo Co. and Seibu Department Stores Ltd., according to a Feb. 16 plan unveiled by the railway company's incoming president Takashi Goto.
Tsutsumi resigned from Seibu Railway's board in April 2004 after accusations that he had helped a so-called sokaiya, or a professional extortionist, avoid taxes on 190 million yen of profit from holding the railway company's shares.
Terumasa Koyanagi, Seibu Railway's President from April 2004 to January, hanged himself on Feb. 19, while he was under investigations for fraud, insider trading and for his role in falsifying the railway company's reports.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=awIOqvwl_d5c&refer=japan   (791 words)

 World Tribune.com: Column by Edward Neilan
The railway 100 years ago came to exemplify Japanese apprehensions of the relationship between modernity in the West, Japan and the empire.
Soon the railway's expansion provided the spine and lifeline of Japan's colonial empire in Asia and infrastructure of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" which came to an abrupt end in 1945.
In the long run, Japan's "railway power" could play a role in Asia's new century that will be more significant than that of China's missiles.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/Archive-2000/n01-19.html   (574 words)

 AFP: East Japan Railway launches rail pass-shopping card
TOKYO (AFP) — East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said it has launched a new version of its high-tech "Suica" rail pass that can be used as an electronic wallet at rail stores in Tokyo and the northern city of Sendai.
The railway, which covers 17 provinces in eastern and northern Japan, is the first in the country to offer a rail pass as a prepaid shopping card at 196 stores at 64 JR East stations.
The railway plans to extend use of the card to 500 stores and 200 stations by mid-2004 and to 1,000 stores by March 2005, said JR East spokesman Kazushi Masuya.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_kmafp/is_200403/ai_kepm398577   (216 words)

 Current members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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.
In October 1993, the company became publicly owned when the government-owned Japanese National Railways Settlement Corporation sold a significant part of the JR East stock it held.
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.
www.contactless-club.com /pages/current_japan.htm   (313 words)

 UTU: News
TOKYO -- Japan will finish privatizing a large part of its railways this week and is planning a similar fate for its two largest airports as it struggles to reduce a mountain of debt, the highest of all industrialized nations, according to the Singapore Business Times.
The government will offer its remaining 12.5 per cent stake, or 500,000 shares, in East Japan Railway -- the largest of six rail operators formed after the break up of Japan National Railways Corp in 1987 -- to investors after a price is fixed by Wednesday.
The money generated will be used by Japan Railway Construction Corp -- a government-run company formed to dispose of assets owned by the disbanded state monopoly -- to pay employee compensation and other debts.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=2069   (291 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)

 Kintetsu Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Kintetsu was founded in 1910 as Osaka Electric Railway, Co., Ltd., a small railway company serving the thirty-kilometer route between Osaka and the ancient capital Nara.
Among Kintetsu Group subsidiaries, there are one of Japan's largest rolling stock manufactures, nationwide bus service by several bus companies, trucking companies, an air freight forwarder, travel agencies, taxi operators, renta-car companies and automobile dealers.
Railway is Japan's most popular and technologically advanced mode of transportation.
www.kintetsu.co.jp /english   (430 words)

 Railway Technology - Shinkansen High Speed 'Bullet Train' operated by JR Central, Japan
Japan is where regular, high-speed railways were born.
Northbound services have been expanded, with the introduction of the Yamagata Shinkansen from Fukushima to Yamagata, the Akita Shinkansen between Morioka and Akita, and the Hokuriku Shinkansen, from Takasaki to Nagano.
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.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/shinkansen   (849 words)

 Japan Railway : JR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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.
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www.wordlookup.net /jr/jr.html   (308 words)

 Japan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Utilization of labor resources in Japan and the United States: on the basis of U.S. definitions, Japan's unemployment rate surpassed the U.S. rate for the first time in 2000; expanded measures show a much greater gap...
You pat my back, I'll pat yours: while many Americans resent Japan's hunger for foreign investments in the eighties, we may yet feel nostalgia for the rising yen.
NISHINOMIYA, HYOGO, JAPAN --Kenichi Horie waves to supporters near the end of his around-the-world voyage in the sea off Nishinomiya, Japan, on Tuesday, June 7, 2005.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/J/Japan.asp   (559 words)

 Nippon Travel Agency / Japan Rail Pass
The Japan Rail Pass allows unlimited travel on the entire nationwide Japan Railway (JR) network, including the Shinkansen (bullet train), JR ferries, and JR buses.
If you hold a Japan Rail Pass Ordinary and you want to use a berth or green car seat, you must pay the regular berth or green car charge and the associated limited or ordinary express charge.
If you hold a Japan Rail Pass Green and you want to use a berth on a sleeping car train or private compartments on the Shinkansen or limited express "Superview Odoriko", you must pay the regular berth charge of the Green Private Compartment charge and the associated Shinkansen, limited express or ordinary express charge.
www.nta.co.jp /english/rail   (610 words)

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.
Simultaneously, we would like to express our sincerest apology to the commuters and any other train users along the line for any inconvenience we have caused them for a prolonged period.
www.westjr.co.jp /english/global.html   (304 words)

 Japan to dispose US$4.6b stake in JR Tokai
Japan to dispose US$4.6b stake in JR Tokai
The Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency said it planned to sell up to 600,000 JR Tokai shares, or about a 27% stake.
JR Tokai, which runs bullet trains between Tokyo and the western city of Osaka, was created in 1987 in the privatisation of Japanese National Railways, a heavily indebted state monopoly that was split into seven Japan Railways group companies.
biz.thestar.com.my /news/story.asp?file=/2005/7/8/business/11428583&sec=business   (442 words)

 ArchitectureWeek - News - Railway Station Towers over Nagoya, Japan - 2000.0607
This distinguishes the city of Nagoya as the foremost center of transportation, commerce, and hospitality in central Japan.
It is the project of The Central Japan Railway Company, Ltd., created by design architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, master architect, Sakakura Associates, and general contractor and associate architect, Taisei Corporation.
This opening holds particular significance because it marks the completion of a decade-long planning and construction process that was begun in 1989 and succeeded despite great fluctuations in the American and Asian economies.
www.architectureweek.com /2000/0607/news_7-1.html   (353 words)

The railway width in Russia is different from railway width in Europe and two Koreas.
A transcontinental railway route Europe-Sakhalin-Japan was proposed by RMR at the same time as the Trans-Korean – Trans-Siberian project.
Sakhalin Department of Russian Railways will be responsible for construction of a 100 km railway from Nogliki to Pogibi Cape.
www.bisnis.doc.gov /bisnis/bisdoc/010921rail.htm   (1977 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Japan - Nippon Country Profile, Travel and Tourism
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), east of the Korean Peninsula.
While retaining its time-honored culture, Japan rapidly absorbed Western technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
After its devastating defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become the second most powerful economy in the world and a staunch ally of the US.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/japan.htm   (1038 words)

 East Japan Railway Culture Foundation
Tokyo Station Gallery was opened in 1988 in part of Tokyo Central Railway Station, a magnificent red-brick building dating from 1914, and just a short walk from the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo.
The Gallery was established on the principle of elevating the Station from the status of a mere transport hub to a center offering a glimpse into the cultures of both Japan and the world.
The use of all or any part of the material that appears on this web site, without the prior consent of the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation, is strictly forbidden.
www.ejrcf.or.jp /en_zh/index_en.html   (118 words)

 Japan Railways Group
This web site is provided by the New York Office of Japan Railways.
Located at the heart of Manhattan, our office represents all the member companies of the JR Group.
Although based in North America, we hope our site can help travelers from all over the world who are preparing for rail travel in Japan.
www.japanrail.com   (167 words)

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