Shinkansen conductor caught playing GPS smartphone game on bullet train…for TEN years

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

He might have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for an anonymous tip-off.

Safety is a top priority for Japanese railway companies, which means staff are required to be alert while on duty, particularly when working on the country’s high-speed bullet trains, which can cover distances at up to 320 kilometres (200 miles) per hour.

So it came as a surprise when news broke of a conductor playing a smartphone game while working on the Shinkansen. And it came as a bigger surprise when it was revealed that it wasn’t a one-off occurrence either — in fact,

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