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 July 07, 2015
9th UIC World Congress On High Speed Rail Opens In Tokyo

 The world's most important meeting for high-speed rail, the 9th UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail, is taking place from July 7 to 10, 2015 at the Tokyo International Forum for the first time in Japan.

Under the theme of "Celebrate the Past, Design the Future", the congress is coordinated by UIC, International Union of Railways, and JR East, East Japan Railway Company in collaboration with all parties involved in high-speed rail in Japan. More than 1,000 participants from all over the world are expected to join this Congress held once in several years, to exchange views on the development and achievements of high-speed rail worldwide. Furthermore, an exhibition showcasing high-speed rail products and services is also being held during the Congress.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government supports this Congress by sponsoring Japanese cultural programs and city tours for the overseas participants.