Date : June 25, 2014
Video Report (Press Briefing): Bringing Japan’s High-Speed Rail System to the World (June 25, 2014)
post date : 2014.07.01
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Tokaido Shinkansen, on April 1 this year East Japan Railway Company, Central Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company and Kyushu Railway Company established the International High-Speed Rail Association (IHRA). The goal of the IHRA is to advance efforts to institute Japan’s high speed rail system based on the principle of “crash avoidance” as the international standard.
The FPCJ has invited Mr. Masafumi Shukuri, chairman of the IHRA, to talk about sharing Japan’s information and knowledge with foreign countries and about future international cooperation in the area of high-speed rail. Mr. Torkel Patterson, vice chairman of the IHRA, also attended the press briefing.
The briefing had a total of 27 participants, including 14 journalists from Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.
Mr. Masafumi Shukuri, chairman of the IHRA