Research and Development

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Since its foundation, JR East has conducted research and development based on our solid foundation as a technology service enterprise in order to constantly grow, providing new value and services across the railway system.

In November, 2016, we established our Mid-to-Long-term Vision for Technological Innovation in order to create innovative technology ahead of its time, focusing on current societal issues such declining birthrates and the aging population as well as advancements in IoT, big data, AI and other technologies.

Our Mid-to-Long-term Vision for Technological Innovation utilizes IoT, big data, AI and other technologies to examine our services through the customer's point of view in order to rise above the conventional and lead the "mobility revolution".

We will utilize data obtained from various JR group business activities through AI to create solutions that provide new value across our four main fields, Safety and Security; Service and Marketing; Operation and Maintenance and Energy and Environment.

As a means to this end, we will continue to more openly innovate, creating an "innovation ecosystem" that incorporates the world's most advanced technology while continuing to provide innovative mobility services.


Pursuing "Extreme Safety Levels" Establishing Energy and Environmental Strategies Utilizing ICT Operating Shinkansen at Faster Speeds