East Japan Railway (JR East)

JR East was created in 1987 when Japanese National Railways was restructured, and its full shareholding listed in 2002. The largest member of the JR Group*, it serves the east of Honshu comprising the heavily-populated Kanto region around Tokyo, the northeast Tohoku region and the eastern part of Chubu region.

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