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Reno J. Tibke - October 01, 2014

Happy 50th, Shinkansen (VIDEO & GALLERY) - AkihabaraNews.com

新幹線
しんかんせん
Shin kan sen

It’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Japan’s most iconic technological achievements: the world’s first modern high-speed rail system!

Luxury Trains' Growing Popularity in Japan
JR East
is planning to start the operation of a new luxury train called "Cruise Train" in the spring of 2017.

Recently, they took the wraps off of its interior and exterior designs. They were produced by famous Japanese automobile designer Kiyoyuki Okuyama (known as Ken Okuyama outside of Japan).  

 

POKEMON with YOU is the name of a support activity using Pokemon characters in areas affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. This includes Japan Railway (JR) trains featuring POKEMON with YOU.

The KiHa 100 series trains, operated by JR East, are decorated with Pokemon characters, not just on the outside, but also in the interior on the seats, carpeting, play room, etc.