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EX-IC
EX-IC (Express IC) is a contactless smart card system that enables ticketless travel on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
and Sanyō Shinkansen lines in Japan. The system was introduced by JR Central
JR Central
in March 2008 for use on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, and it was expanded to the Sanyō Shinkansen in August 2009.[1] Usage of the EX-IC system requires a seat reservation for either of the aforementioned Shinkansen lines to be purchased in advance; this may be done with a mobile phone or a computer that has an Internet connection
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Niigata, Niigata
Niigata (新潟市, Niigata-shi, Japanese: [niːɡata]) is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It lies on the northwest coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, in the Chūbu region
Chūbu region
and faces the Sea of Japan
Japan
and Sado Island. As of 1 June 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 807,450 and a population density of 1,110 persons per km2. The total area is 726.45 square kilometres (280.48 sq mi). Greater Niigata, Niigata
Niigata, Niigata
Metropolitan Employment Area, has a GDP of US$43.3 billion as of 2010.[2][3] With a long history as a port town, Niigata became a free port following the Meiji Restoration. Niigata's city government was established in 1889. Mergers with nearby municipalities in 2005 allowed the city's population to jump to 810,000
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Nagasaki Prefecture
Nagasaki
Nagasaki
Prefecture (長崎県, Nagasaki-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu.[1] The capital is the city of Nagasaki.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Cities 2.2 Districts 2.3 Mergers3 Culture3.1 Religion 3.2 Sports4 Tourism 5 Transportation5.1 Rail 5.2 Tram 5.3 Roads5.3.1 Expressways and toll roads 5.3.2 National highways5.4 Ports 5.5 Airports6 Politics 7 Notes 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] See also: Historic Sites of
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Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad
The Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad Co., Ltd. (高松琴平電気鉄道株式会社, Takamatsu-Kotohira Denki Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) (or Kotoden) is a transportation company in Kagawa Prefecture, which is on the island of Shikoku, Japan. With headquarters in Takamatsu, the company operates three passenger railway lines, as well as bus subsidiaries. It was established on November 1, 1943. In 2005, it reported sales of ¥3,694,000,000 with a capitalization of ¥250,000,000.Contents1 Outline 2 History 3 Lines3.1 Former connecting lines4 Rolling stock 5 References 6 External linksOutline[edit]Kotoden was established by the wartime merger of rail lines in the Takamatsu area. Immediately after its establishment, it absorbed the bus transportation operations in the vicinity. Aerial bombing destroyed some lines during the war. After the war, the company extended its line to Takamatsu Chikkō Station, a few minutes' walk from JR Shikoku's Takamatsu Station
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Tōkaidō Shinkansen
The Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Shinkansen
(東海道新幹線) is a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen
Shinkansen
line, opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Ōsaka. Since 1987 it has been operated by the Central Japan Railway Company
Central Japan Railway Company
(JR Central), prior to that by Japanese National Railways
Japanese National Railways
(JNR)
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JR Hokkaido
The Hokkaido
Hokkaido
Railway Company (北海道旅客鉄道株式会社, Hokkaidō Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is one of the constituent companies of the Japan Railways Group
Japan Railways Group
(JR Group), and is often referred to using its official abbreviation of JR Hokkaido (JR北海道, Jeiāru Hokkaidō). It operates intercity and local rail services in Hokkaido, Japan. The company introduced Kitaca, a smart card ticketing system, in autumn 2008. At the time of its privatization in 1987, JR Hokkaido
Hokkaido
operated 21 railway lines totalling 3,176.6 kilometres (1,973.8 mi) of narrow-gauge (1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)) track, as well as a ferry service to Aomori. Since then, that figure has dwindled to just below 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi), as unprofitable lines have been shut down or spun off (in the case of the Hokkaidō Chihoku Kōgen Railway)
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Shizuoka Railway Shizuoka-Shimizu Line
The Shizuoka–Shimizu Line (静岡清水線, Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen) is a railway line in Shizuoka Prefecture, between Shin-Shizuoka in Aoi Ward and Shin-Shimizu in Shimizu Ward, all within the city of Shizuoka. This is the only line operated by the private railway operator Shizuoka Railway (Shizutetsu).Contents1 Services 2 Stations 3 Rolling stock 4 History 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksServices[edit] The line has a fairly frequent service, with trains operating every 5 minutes during the peaks, and every 6 minutes during the daytime and at weekends, linking Shin-Shizuoka and Shin-Shimizu in 20 minutes. All the trainsets are formed of two cars, and are driver-only operated. All the stations accept LuLuCa, a smart card ticketing system
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Chūkyō Metropolitan Area
 JapanLargest City NagoyaArea • Metro 7,072 km2 (2,731 sq mi)Population (Population Census of Japan
Japan
2010)[1] • Metro 9,107,414 • Metro density 1,288/km2 (3,335/sq mi)A map of Nagoya
Nagoya
Metropolitan Employment Area in 2010.Chūkyō (中京圏, Chūkyō-ken), or the Chūkyō region (中京地方, Chūkyō-chihō), is a major metropolitan area in Japan that is centered on the city of Nagoya
Nagoya
(the "Chūkyō", i.e., the "capital in the middle") in Aichi Prefecture. The area makes up the most-urban part of the Tōkai region. The population (as of 2010) of 9,107,414 over an area of 7,072 square kilometers
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Oita Prefecture
Ōita Prefecture
Ōita Prefecture
(大分県, Ōita-ken) is a prefecture on Kyushu region of Japan.[1] The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.[2]Contents1 History1.1 Notable people 1.2 Shrines and temples2 Geography2.1 Current municipalities2.1.1 Cities 2.1.2 Towns and villages2.2 Mergers and dissolutions3 Economy3.1 Other industries4 Demographics 5 Culture5.1 National Treasures 5.2 Dance 5.3 Crafts 5.4 Religion 5.5 Architecture 5.6 Music 5.7 Arts6 Sports 7 Tourism 8 Prefectural symbols 9 Miscellaneous topics 10 Media 11
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Enshū Railway Line
The Enshū Railway
Railway
Line, officially the Railway
Railway
Line (鉄道線, Tetsudō-sen), is a Japanese railway line in Shizuoka Prefecture, running north from Shin Hamamatsu, Naka Ward through Nishi Kajima, Tenryū Ward, all within Hamamatsu. This is the only railway line Enshū Railway
Railway
(Entetsu) operates. The line has a nickname Nishi Kajima Line (西鹿島線, Nishi Kajima-sen), while locals often call it Akaden (あかでん, "The Red Train"), referring to the color of the EMUs
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JR West
West Japan Railway Company
West Japan Railway Company
(西日本旅客鉄道株式会社, Nishi-Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha), also referred to as JR-West (JR西日本, Jeiāru Nishi-Nihon), is one of the Japan Railways Group (JR Group) companies and operates in western Honshu
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Fukuoka Prefecture
福 岡県 • Rōmaji Fukuoka-kenFlagSymbolCoordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E / 33.600; 130.583Coordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E / 33.600; 130.583Country JapanRegion KyushuIsland KyushuCapital Fukuoka
Fukuoka
CityGovernment • Governor Hiroshi Ogawa (since April 2011)Area • Total 4,971.01 km2 (1,919.32 sq mi)Area rank 29thPopulation (June 1, 2013) • Total 5,088,483 • Rank
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Nishi-Nippon Railroad
The Nishi-Nippon Railroad
Nishi-Nippon Railroad
Co., Ltd. (西日本鉄道株式会社, Nishinippon Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha), also called Nishitetsu (西鉄) or NNR, TYO: 9031 is one of Japan's "Big 16" private railroad companies. With headquarters in Fukuoka, it operates local and highway buses, supermarkets, real estate and travel agencies, as well as railways in Fukuoka Prefecture. NNR Operates in Logistics, supplychain solutions, Warehousing and distribution globally with presence over many countries. In addition, in 1943 the company owned the Nishitetsu Baseball
Baseball
Club, a team in the Japanese Baseball
Baseball
League
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Greater Tokyo Area
 JapanMajor Cities Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis (includes 23 special wards) Yokohama Kawasaki Saitama Chiba SagamiharaArea • Urban 3,925 km2 (1,515 sq mi) • Metro 14,034 km2 (5,419 sq mi)Population (2016/7 only for total population) • City 38,000,000 • Urban 37,832,892 • Urban density 8,790/km2 (22,765/sq mi) • Metro 37,832,892[1] • Metro density 2,631/km2 (6,814/sq mi)GDP 2008 estimateNominal[2] $2.0 trillion (¥165 trillion, The One Metropolis and Three Prefectures)PPP $1.5 trillion[3] (1st in Japan; 1st in the world)The Greater Tokyo
Tokyo
Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region
Kantō region
of Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolis, as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi
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Hiroshima Electric Railway
Hiroshima Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (広島電鉄株式会社, Hiroshima Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese transportation company established on June 18, 1910, that operates streetcars and buses in and around Hiroshima Prefecture. It is known as "Hiroden" (広電) for short. The company's rolling stock includes an eclectic range of trams manufactured from across Japan and Europe, earning it the nickname "The Moving Streetcar Museum". From January 2008 the company has accepted PASPY, a smart card ticket system. This is the longest tram network in Japan, with 35.1 km (21.8 mi).Contents1 Railway and streetcar1.1 Key terminal stations 1.2 List of lines and routes2 Bus services2.1 Main bus stations3 See also 4 References 5 External linksRailway and streetcar[edit]One Railway line with one route for 16.1 km
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Toyama Light Rail Toyamakō Line
The Toyamakō Line (富山港線, Toyamakō-sen) is a tram line operated by the Toyama Light Rail Co. in the city of Toyama, the capital of Toyama Prefecture. Trams commences at Toyamaekikita, adjacent to Toyama Station, and travel north to Iwasehama in a town of the Toyama Port on Sea of Japan.[1] The line is regarded as the first fully converted or constructed "light rail transit" (LRT) in Japan
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