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Tokyo kick-starts push to ease rush-hour hell

Over 250 companies on board to relieve infamous packed peak-hour trains

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike observes commuters at Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station on Tuesday morning.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- It is an all too familiar and painful scene during Tokyo's morning rush hour, when railway staff push commuters into already jam-packed trains. But the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Tuesday launched a new campaign with the aim of reducing the infamous crowded trains during peak hours.

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