In-car sales on Tokaido Shinkansen (in Nozomi and Hikari trains) offers the campaign of wine from November 15 to January 9. They sell Australian wine “Stone Circle” of Cassegrain, produced in New South Wales State. They usually sell its quarter-sized bottle and its half-sized bottle will also be available during this campaign period. Lunchboxes, sandwiches, and snacks will be available at saving price with wine.
As a part of a reconstruction effort from the July 2018’s heavy rain, “Hot Coffee Size-up Campaign” (「がんばろう！西日本」ホットコーヒーサイズアップキャンペーン) is held at Sanyo Shinkansen’s in-car sales until the end of December. A large sized hot coffee (usually at 360 yen) is purchasable at 310 yen which is as same as a regular sized one. And they will send 5 yen per a cup to the affected area as a donation.
On the subject of Doctor Yellow, a high-speed test train on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, we tried to estimate its operational schedules for this month of November 2018. Because the Doctor Yellow’s testing date has some biases, we can calculate and estimate the testing schedules with the biases of prior testing dates and days.
The antenna installation work in tunnels of Kyushu Shinkansen for the verbal and data communication over mobile phones are progressing. From November 1, mobile communications through NTT DoCoMo, KDDI (au) and Softbank (including Y! mobile), and MVNO over these networks will be available in a part of tunnels between Shin-Yatsushiro and Shin-Minamata.
The Japan Championship Series of the top baseball league in Japan will begin from October 27. JR West announced that they will operate some special trains for visitors of those games.