|Japan Railway & Transport Review No. 47 (pp.2–4 & 35–39)|
20 Years After 1987 Rail Reforms
Developments by Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) (Photos: RTRI)
Photo: Unveiling ceremony (April 1987)
Photo: First RTRI public lecture (November 1988)
Photo: Yamanashi Maglev Test Line groundbreaking ceremony (November 1990)
Photo: New rolling stock test plant completion (November 1990)
Photo: First Railway Technology Exhibition (October 1991)
Photo: Brake test stands completion (January 1993)
Photo: Large-scale low-noise wind tunnel groundbreaking ceremony (June 1996)
Photo: Opening of Railway Technology Promotion Center (July 1996)
Photo: First test run on Yamanashi Maglev Test Line (April 1997)
Photo: World Congress on Railway Research 1999 at RTRI (October 1999)
Photo: Wheel-climb derailment test run (August 2001)
Photo: Manned world record speed of 581 km/h on Yamanashi Maglev Test Line (December 2003)
Photo: Wear test machine for current collecting materials for high-speed railways (January 2004)
Photo: Super high-speed train model launching equipment completion (March 2004)
Photo: Unveil fuel-cell railcar (September 2006)
Sale of former railway land by JNR Settlement Headquarters (JNRSH)
JNRSH disposes of land and other assets inherited from the former JNR, a task previously carried out by Japan Railway Construction Public Corporation (JRCC). JNRSH acquired the assets and work of the Japanese National Railways Settlement Corporation (JNRSC), which was established in 1987 as a result of the JNR privatization and division. (Photos: JNRSH)
Photo: Umeda Freight Terminal in Central Osaka
Photo: Musashino Marshalling Yard (20 km northeast of Tokyo)
Photo: Former Shinagawa Goods Station and Rolling Depot (above) and Shiodome Freight Terminal (below). Both in central Tokyo.
20 Years After 1987 Rail Reforms (Continued)
・History of JNR Settlement Headquarters (JNRSH)
20 Years of Ticketing Terminals by JR Systems (Photos: JR Systems)
History of SoftBank Telecom (Photos: SoftBank Telecom)
Telecommunication business Iiberalization in April 1985.
Japan Telecom (former) was established in October 1985.
Start of telecommunications service as new entrant carrier in August 1986.
Railway Telecommunication Co., Ltd. logo
Railway Telecommunication acquired a license to operate as a Type 1 telecommunications carrier in March 1987.
Photo: Merger of Railway Communication and Japan Telecom (former) in May 1989.
Photo: Hatchobori company building
The head office was relocated in May 1993.
Photo: Stock exchange listing press conference
Japan Telecom was listed on section 2 of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges in September 1994.
Photo: Merger with International Telecom Japan Inc.
The merger of Japan Telecom and International Telecom Japan in October 1997 created the first telecommunications company in Japan offering both domestic and international services.
Photo: Joint press conference with BT and AT&T
Japan Telecom entered into a comprehensive tie-up agreement with BT and AT&T in April 1999.
Photo: The company transmitted high-definition TV from the South Pole region to Japan in February–December 2003.
Photo: Part of SoftBank Group
The company became part of the SoftBank Group in May 2004.
Photo: Shiodome company building
The head office was relocated in January 2005.
SoftBank Telecom Corp. logo
The company name changed from Japan Telecom to SoftBank Telecom in October 2006.