Waseda University festival concert featuring JR East station melodies

Performed on the Waseda University festival 2007, a concert featuring JR East station melodies.

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Tokyo Metro documentary

This is a documentary (from NHK’s program Japanology) about subways in Japan. It focuses on Tokyo Metro.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Made in Dream

A cool commercial (a 15 second clip and a 30 second one) featuring the new E5 series which is described as the super express of dreams for the 21st century (21世紀の夢の超特急).

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Hayabusa debut

With the completion of the Tōhoku Shinkansen JR East has introduced the E5-series which will be used as new Hayabusa-services making the run Tokyo –  Shin-Aomori in as little as 3 hours and 10 minutes and reaching a top-speed of 300 km/h.

Here is a video of the first day of operation showing Hayabusa Nr 1 departing Tokyo station in the morning of March 5 2011.

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My first Aomori

JR East has been airing a commercial for the completion of the Tōhoku Shinkansen which opened in full length December 4 2010 with the extension between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori.

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Opening of the Kyūshū Shinkansen

On March 12 2011 the remaing part of the Kyūshū Shinkansen (Hakata-Shin-Yatsushiro) opened for service.

Here is a promotion video with music by the Swedish-Japanese singer-songwriter Maia Hirasawa.

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Regarding the earthquake in Japan

日本のため祈り

Pray for Japan

 

Japan Train Blog extends its most sincere sympathy to those who have suffered from the earthquake on Friday, March 11, and its subsequent consequences.

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