Yomogita Station is a railway station on the JR East Tsugaru Line located in the village of Yomogita, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Yomogita Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 19.1 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Yomogita Station has one side platform serving a single bi-directional track; the station is unattended. Yomogita Station was opened on December 1951 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. Scheduled freight operations were discontinued in October 1968. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East; the station has been unattended since December 2001. A new station building was completed in December 2008. National Route 280 List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website
The Hokkaido Shinkansen is a Japanese high-speed shinkansen rail line that links up with the Tōhoku Shinkansen in northern Aomori Prefecture in Honshu and continues on into the interior of Hokkaido through the undersea Seikan Tunnel. Construction started in May 2005, the initial Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto section opened on 26 March 2016. Extension of the line to Sapporo is scheduled to open by March 2031; the line is operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company. In preparation for the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen, the Seikan Tunnel and associated approaches were converted to dual gauge, with both the Shinkansen 1,435 mm standard and 1,067 mm narrow gauge tracks. Upon the opening of the Shinkansen line the section of the conventional Esashi Line paralleling the same route between Goryōkaku and Kikonai was transferred from the control of JR Hokkaido to a newly established third-sector railway operating company, South Hokkaido Railway Company, becoming the Isaribi Line. Two train service types operate on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: limited-stop Hayabusa services between Tokyo or Sendai and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, semi-fast Hayate services between Morioka or Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.
Under the initial timetable, ten return Hayabusa services operate daily between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and one return service operates daily between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. One return Hayate service operates daily between Morioka and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, one return service daily operates between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. At present the maximum speed on the 82 km dual-gauge section is 140 km/h. There are 50 freight trains utilising the dual-gauge section each day, so limiting the travel of such trains to times outside of Shinkansen services is not an option; because of this and other weather-related factors cited by JR East and JR Hokkaido, the fastest journey time between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto is 4 hours, 2 minutes. The new section takes 61 minutes from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto on the fastest services. By 2018, it is proposed to allow one Shinkansen service each day to travel at 260 km/h by ensuring no freight trains are scheduled to travel on the dual-gauge section at that time.
To achieve the full benefit of Shinkansen trains travelling on the dual-gauge section at 260 km/h, other alternatives are being considered, such as a system to automatically slow Shinkansen trains down to 200 km/h when passing narrow-gauge trains, loading freight trains onto special "Train on Train" standard-gauge trains built to withstand the shock wave of oncoming Shinkansen trains traveling at full speed. This would enable a travel time from Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto of 45 minutes. For now, speeds inside the tunnel will be increased to 160 km/h from March 2019. All services are formed of 10-car JR East JR Hokkaido H5 series trainsets. In February 2014, JR Hokkaido placed an order for four 10-car H5 Series Shinkansen trainsets for use on Hokkaido Shinkansen services from March 2016. Based on the E5 series trainsets operated by JR East since 2011, the order for 40 vehicles cost 18 billion yen; the first two sets of the order are scheduled to be delivered to Hakodate Depot by road from Hakodate Port in October 2014, with test running commencing before the end of the year.
The remaining two sets on order are scheduled to be delivered in 2015. The vehicles feature the usual upper green and lower white livery, with a purple stripe in the middle; the color purple was chosen to represent the purple flowers of Hokkaido: lilacs and lavender. Inside, the ordinary-class cars feature wood carpet with a snowflake motif. Business class features cream-colored walls representing the local dairy industry and carpet with a drift-ice motif. Gran class features dark blue carpets, said to be modeled after the shimmering lakes and bodies of water along the route. In the early 1970s, two other Shinkansen routes were proposed for Hokkaido: Sapporo - Asahikawa and Oshamambe - Muroran – Sapporo. There were further unofficial plans to connect to Abashiri and Nayoro/Wakkanai; these plans have been indefinitely shelved. On 1 November 2014, a ceremony was held at Kikonai Station to mark the completion of track-laying for the line between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. Test-running on the Hokkaido Shinkansen tracks within Hokkaido commenced from 1 December 2014 at low speeds, with the speed due to be raised to the maximum of 260 km/h during the month.
Test-running was extended through the Seikan Tunnel to Oku-Tsugaru-Imabetsu in December 2014. Test-running south of Oku-Tsugaru-Imabetsu commenced on 21 April 2015, with the first train reaching Shin-Aomori Station from the north in the early hours of 24 May. JR Hokkaido is extending the Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sapporo, planned to open by March 2031. Tunneling work on the 5,265 m Murayama tunnel, situated about 1 kilometre north of Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station commenced in March 2015, is scheduled to be completed by March 2021; the 211.3 km extension will be 76% in tunnels, including major tunnels such as Oshima and Shiribeshi. When the section to Sapporo opens, the estimated journey time from Tokyo to Sapporo will be at most 5 hours and 1 minute, but the goal is for it to be bel
Hidariseki Station is a railway station on the JR East Tsugaru Line located in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Hidariseki Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 13.1 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Hidariseki Station has one side platform serving single bi-directional track; the station is unattended, There is no station building, but only a weather shelter on the platform. Hidariseki Station was opened on November 1959 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. National Route 280 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
Aomori Station is a railway station in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company and the third-sector railway operator Aoimori Railway. Aomori Station is served by the following lines: Ōu Main Line Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line Aoimori Railway Line Aomori Station has three island platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a View Plaza travel agency. Super Hakucho and Hakucho services reverse through the Ōu Main Line to terminate at Shin-Aomori; the following Limited express services stop at Aomori Station: Hakuchō Tsugaru The following overnight sleeping car services used to operate to and from Aomori Station. Akebono Nihonkai The station opened on 1 September 1891. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. Aomori Bay Bridge Aomori Station building "Lovina" A-Factory Station square building "Auga" Aomori Citizens Library Aomori station square police box JR Bus Tohoku Aomori office Odashima Building Towada Kanko Bus Aomori ticket counter Aomori Prefectural Office Aomori City Hall Buses serving the station are operated by the following operators.
Aomori City Bus Kōnan Bus Company JR Bus Tohoku Company Towada-Kanko Electric Railway Shimokita Kotsu Asunaro. List of railway stations in Japan JR East station information Aoimori Railway station information
Naka-Oguni Station is a railway station on the Tsugaru Line in the town of Sotogahama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Naka-Oguni Station is served by the JR East Tsugaru Line and is 31.4 km from the southern terminus of the line at Aomori Station. Naka-Oguni Station has one side platform serving a single bidirectional track; the station is unattended. The station opened on October 1958, as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. With the opening of the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line on March 13, 1988, operation of the station was shared between JR East and JR Hokkaido, the station was regarded as the southern starting point of the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line for the determination of railway fares, although no trains of Kaikyō Line stopped at the station, the effective southern terminus for all Tsugaru Kaikyō Line trains was at Aomori Station. Services on the Tsugaru Kaikyō ceased on March 26, 2016 when the Hokkaido Shinkansen opened and replaced regular passenger services connecting Aomori and Hakodate.
Shin-Naka-Oguni Junction is located 2.3 km north of Naka-Oguni, between Naka-Oguni and Ōdai / Tsugaru-Imabetsu. Up until this point, the Tsugaru Line and Kaikyō Line shared the same tracks from Aomori Station; the junction marks the border between the electrified portion of the Tsugaru Line and the non-electrified portion, as well as the border between JR East and JR Hokkaido. The Hokkaido Shinkansen tracks from Shin-Aomori Station merge with the Kaikyō Line tracks north of the Junction. List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website
Imabetsu Station is a railway station on the East Japan Railway Company Tsugaru Line located in the town of Imabetsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Imabetsu Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 51.0 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Imabetsu Station has one ground-level side platform serving a single bi-directional line; the station had an island platform, but only the southbound portion is in use. The station building consists of a waiting room only, is unattended. Imabetsu Station was opened on October 1958 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East, it has been unattended since July 1, 2003. National Route 280 Imabetsu Town Hall List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website