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JR East to install security cameras on all trains

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Trains in Japan are completely off guard. It is very difficult to check all passengers without causing delays of trains. They cannot do the same thing as airlines. Equipping cameras is better than nothing and helps arrest gropers though.

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Equipping cameras is better than nothing and helps arrest gropers though.

It also helps exonerate those falsely accused of groping.

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Well, I hope they get some good high tech cams as the cams they show on tv all the time are terrible.

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Good idea! They should place camera's on all trains to be honest.

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The move was prompted by a suicide blaze inside a bullet train car on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo and Shin-Osaka in June 2015, which resulted in the death of a woman in her 50s and injuries to 26 other passengers.

It only took them two and a half years.

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The Saikyo line cameras are a joke, only the first car has them installed so you're "free" if you go to any other car.

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I think the cameras should be installed where the train conductors are. Make sure they aren't sleeping.

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I correct my previous comment that Japanese trains are completely off guard. They have train polices in ordinary attire and they are patrolling cars. Increase of them will enhance safety on top of equipping cameras.

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All the molesters must be furious about this news.

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The move was prompted by a suicide blaze inside a bullet train car on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line 

I don't see how security cameras will prevent this kind of thing. However, it should make the gropers and other train loons think twice before carrying out their obscene acts. There are a lot of angry people using the subways in Tokyo during the rush hours. These camares might also help weed these idiots out too.

@Schopenhauer - They have train polices in ordinary attire and they are patrolling cars

These train police would be more effective if they were in uniform. However, during the rush hours it is impossible for them to move through the trains, which makes the cameras more effective.

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The move was prompted by a suicide blaze inside a bullet train car on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo and Shin-Osaka in June 2015, which resulted in the death of a woman in her 50s and injuries to 26 other passengers.

Yes, there was a disturbing spate of the disgruntled burning themselves to death in public. The politically-motivated ones were ignored by the corporate media. Not quite the image Japan wants broadcast in the run up to the Olympics.

https://www.tokyoweekender.com/2015/07/man-who-committed-fiery-suicide-on-shinkansen-said-to-have-complained-of-meager-pension/

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This is decesion is All peopl's security and safe Travelling in Great Railway way station And into Train compartment 's Weldone.

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Sounds great in theory, but with the trains being packed to 200% capacity every morning; I hope the monitoring staff are good at finding Wally.

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A decade too late, as usual, but, well, well played.

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