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

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

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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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