The World: Commuters' Revolt

JAPAN'S National Railways boasts the fastest trains in the world (up to 120 m.p.h.). But its commuter trains, which carry 10 million commuters in and out of the Tokyo area every day are appalling. For the past three weeks, a slowdown by the National Railway Union has changed conditions from awful to intolerable. The breaking point finally came at Ageo station, 25 miles north of Tokyo, where a swarm of 10,000 commuters suddenly went berserk as their Tokyo-bound train arrived late and packed to the doors. "Korose!" (Kill them!), someone yelled. The motorman was pulled from his cab and beaten, windows...

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