Your smartphone will be JR East tickets – Another ticketless service different from Suica

As a new means of boarding without using a ticket, JR East will gradually expand the ride service using “QR code” to all lines from the Tohoku area from the late 2024.

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Shinkansen ‘GranClass’ goes to the next stage – ‘DEAN & DELUCA’ produces light meals

On October 1, 2022 (Sun), JR East, JR Hokkaido, and JR West renewed the on-board services provided in the ‘Gran Class,’ the highest seats on the Tohoku-Hokkaido and Hokuriku Shinkansen.

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Shinkansen aims for “Semi-automated driving” – JR Central shows future railway vision

JR Central presented a vision of the future of railways that utilize the latest technologies such as ICT, and disclosed various initiatives to improve safety, convenience, and comfort while improving efficiency.

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Japan finally relaxed COVID-19 border measures – No testing, but vaccination required

In order to resume international traffic of people, the Japanese government has relaxed border measures related to COVID-19 and started operation from Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

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