Shinkansen Services Suspended

Shinkansen services suspended

Due to violent winds from Typhoon Kong-rey, shinkansen bullet train services between Hiroshima and Hakata stations in southwestern Japan have been suspended.

Shinkansen Bullet Train Services Disrupted

Shinkansen bullet train services disrupted

Central Japan Railway Company says that all trains in the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train service that connects Tokyo and Shin-Osaka will be suspended due to the approaching Typhoon Trami.

Trains arriving at Tokyo and Mishima before 5 PM will be the last services.

All Train Services Will Be Suspended

All train services will be suspended

East Japan Railways will stop all of its train services in the Tokyo metropolitan area, including the busy Yamanote line from 8:00 pm Sunday.

Transport Services Disrupted

Transport services disrupted

Some Shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and western Japan have been canceled, and further suspensions are expected.

Some local train services have also been disrupted in western Japan. Railway operators ask passengers to check their websites for the latest information.

Train Services Disrupted

Train services disrupted

Some Shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and western Japan have been canceled, and further suspensions are expected.

Some local train services have also been disrupted in western Japan. Railway operators ask passengers to check their websites for the latest information.

Some Train Services Suspended

Some train services suspended

Some Shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and western Japan have been canceled, and further suspensions are expected.

West Japan Railway says it is cancelling local trains in Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. Some private railway operators in the region will cancel some trains starting around noon on Sunday.

Kansai Internationl Airport Resumes All Services

Kansai Internationl Airport resumes all services

Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture fully reopened on Friday. Severe damage caused by a powerful typhoon earlier this month had forced the closure of most of its operations.

All services resumed in the morning at the North Wing of Terminal 1, which is used by many airlines. Part of the terminal and Terminal 2 as well as 2 runways had previously reopened.

Railway Services To Kansai Airport Resume

Railway services to Kansai Airport resume

Railway services to Kansai International Airport have resumed, two weeks after the bridge linking it with the mainland was damaged by an oil tanker.

Powerful winds and waves caused by a typhoon drove the tanker into the bridge on September 4th, badly damaging the railway tracks and one side of the lanes for car traffic.

Sapporo Cuts Subway Services To Save Power

Sapporo cuts subway services to save power

The city of Sapporo in quake-hit Hokkaido Prefecture is reducing subway and streetcar services to save electricity.

Sapporo began the cuts on Monday as residents and businesses in the prefecture are being asked to meet a power-saving target of 20 percent. Hokkaido's largest thermal power plant is being repaired after it was damaged by Thursday's powerful earthquake.

Hokkaido Utilities, Transport Services Recovering

Hokkaido utilities, transport services recovering

Public utilities and transportation are slowly being restored in Hokkaido following widespread power outages in the wake of a strong earthquake on Thursday.

Hokkaido Electric Power Company says power has been restored to about 40 percent of homes.

Sony Ends Playstation 2 Repair Services After 18 Years

Sony Ends PlayStation 2 Repair Services After 18 Years

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A lot has changed in the past 18 years. Sony launched the PlayStation 2 console back in March 2000. The gaming industry has changed significantly since then but the company continued to offer repair services for the console in its home country of Japan even as it wrapped up things in other markets. Sony will no longer be providing repair services for the PlayStation 2 in Japan, over 18 years after the console was first launched in the country.

Rail Freight Services Suspended After Heavy Rain

Rail freight services suspended after heavy rain

Rail freight services have been suspended in wide areas of western Japan following record-high rainfall in the region this month.

Japan Freight Railway Company President Koichi Shingai told reporters that full recovery will take more than one month.