|Above, an Osaka-bound shinkansen pulls into Atami Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Last year, a man aboard a shinkansen train bound for Osaka from Tokyo set himself on fire, killing himself and a female passenger. This has led the Central Japan Railway to introduce new security cameras aboard their trains to monitor passengers.
According to News On Japan:
Security cameras are being introduced in passenger seating areas of Shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and Osaka.
Trains operated by Central Japan Railway previously had 60 cameras only at the entrance doors and in hallways. The trains will now feature an additional 45 security cameras to monitor passengers.
The first fully equipped train went into service on Tuesday.
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