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Japan eyes wheelchair accessible bullet train

The new guidelines will call on bullet train operators to secure a spacious area in each train where several people in wheelchairs could stay side by side.

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Japan’s Transport Ministry plans to make Barrier-Free Services on Public Transport Mandatory

The ministry plans to make public transportation easily accessible to those with disabilities and the elderly by having the operators of taxis, buses and trains master how to use barrier-free equipment, such as slope boards for wheelchair users. A bill to revise a law on promoting the smooth transportation of elderly and disabled people will be submitted at the ordinary session of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, to be convened Monday.