With the spread of diverse work styles due to the influence of the new coronavirus, a dedicated vehicle for easy teleworking such as web conferencing will be installed on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Sanyo Shinkansen "Nozomi" from October.

From October, JR Tokai and JR West will make all Nozomi cars on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Sanyo Shinkansen that run between Tokyo and Hakata dedicated to those who work in the car.

This vehicle is capable of long-term calls and web conferencing, which means that it will be an environment where teleworking is easy.

In addition, in the case of the latest model "N700S", the time limit for free Wi-Fi, which used to be less than 30 minutes, is removed, and communication is encrypted to improve security.

And in the section of the Tokaido Shinkansen, we will lend you free cushions for putting your computer on your lap and a tsuitate to prevent peeping at your computer so that you can work easily.

At a press conference held in Tokyo on the 26th, President Shin Kaneko of Central Japan Railway Company said, "The number of people who work at any time and place is increasing. I want to firmly grasp the needs of users."

Demonstration experiments are being conducted on these services in JR East and JR Kyushu, and while the number of Shinkansen users is declining due to the spread of infection, there is a growing movement to capture demand as much as possible.