Japan’s treasured bullet trains are ailing as international tourism has come to near standstill and domestic travellers have fallen by half. Photo: Shutterstock Japan’s treasured bullet trains are ailing as international tourism has come to near standstill and domestic travellers have fallen by half. Photo: Shutterstock
Japan’s treasured bullet trains are ailing as international tourism has come to near standstill and domestic travellers have fallen by half. Photo: Shutterstock

Japan’s once-packed bullet trains are deserted even after railway operators cut prices by half to spur travel

  • East JR and West JR, two of Japan’s largest operators by ticket sales, are forecasting their deepest losses since the network was privatised in 1987
  • A national campaign aimed at spurring domestic travel has not provided the fillip hoped for Japan’s bullet trains

Topic |   Japan
Japan’s treasured bullet trains are ailing as international tourism has come to near standstill and domestic travellers have fallen by half. Photo: Shutterstock Japan’s treasured bullet trains are ailing as international tourism has come to near standstill and domestic travellers have fallen by half. Photo: Shutterstock
Japan’s treasured bullet trains are ailing as international tourism has come to near standstill and domestic travellers have fallen by half. Photo: Shutterstock
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