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Organizational Reform

East Japan Railway Company

March 27, 2009

JR East has taken this opportunity at the beginning of fiscal 2009 to review our power generation and supply operations, reorganize department to reflect our commitment to safety, and develop overseas railway business, among other activities.

East Japan Railway Company Organization Chart
(Relationship of Headquarters and Affiliated Organizations)

Reform Effective April 1, 2009

Organization Chart

1. Establishment of the Shinanogawa Power Station Improvement Department
To strengthen local ties and improve business practices following events at Shinanogawa power stations, which inconvenienced the community due to unauthorized water intake, we have established the Shinanogawa Power Station Improvement Department under Railway Operations Headquarters, an organization that will work to regain public trust.

2. Establishment of the Shinanogawa Power Station Improvement Office
The Shinanogawa Power Station Improvement Office, set up within Shinanogawa Power Station Improvement Department to build community ties, will be based at this office in Ojiya, Niigata.

3. Establishment of the Energy Management Center
To identify an organization responsible for matters of power generation and supply and to streamline related orders and directives, we have established the Energy Management Center, affiliated with headquarters. The center will assume jurisdiction over relevant matters currently managed by the Tokyo Branch Office.
This will give the Energy Management Center jurisdiction over the Kawasaki and Shinanogawa power stations as well as the Power Supply Technology Center (currently managed by the Tokyo Branch Office).
Organization Current
Organization Revised

Reference: Outline of Current Managing Organizations

Name Business Location
Power Supply
Technology Center*
Maintenance and operation of AC/transformer substations and power lines Kita-ku,
Tokyo
Kawasaki Power Station Operation and maintenance of thermal power plants and power generation facilities Kawasaki,
Kanagawa
Shinanogawa Power Station Operation and maintenance of hydroelectric power plants and power generation facilities Ojiya and Tokamachi,
Niigata
The Power Supply Technology Center manages four power supply and maintenance centers in charge of power line inspection and maintenance work: Musashisakai (Koganei, Tokyo), Shin-Tsurumi (Yokohama, Kanagawa), Takasaki (Takasaki, Gunma), and Muikamachi (Minamiuonuma, Niigata).

4. Clarifying the JR East’s Commitment to Safety
With our fifth 5-year safety plan (2013 Safety Vision) now underway, we have identified the Transport Safety Department as the top organization within Railway Operations Headquarters. This organization addresses matters of safety – our highest priority in operations – not only by enacting measures focused on preventing recurrence of accidents but also by taking the initiative in eliminating latent risks before accidents occur.

5. Establishment of the International Railway Business Office
To develop overseas business opportunities as identified in "JR East 2020 Vision – I do mu –", we have established the International Railway Business Office under the Management Planning Department.
As the first step in international railway business development, the group is making concerted efforts to strengthen our consulting business, with an eye to human resource development.
(In addition to these initiatives, the Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory will also be established on April 1, 2009, as announced on March 3.)


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