JAPAN - No End to Luxury

Arno Froese

A Japanese railway company has launched a new luxury sleeper train with sky views, bathtubs and dark wood interiors, joining the race for well-heeled tourists.

The top suite on the 10-car “Train Suite Shiki-shima” sells for $10,000 per person for a four-day trip from Tokyo to Hokkaido, East Japan Railway Co said.

The train, which left with 33 passengers on its maiden voyage from Tokyo, features traditional tatami rice straw mats and bathtubs made from hiroki cypress wood in its executive suites.

Glass ceilings and walls are built into two observatory coaches at the front and rear of the train for the passengers to watch the scenery pass by.

The train is fully booked until March 2018.

Demand for high-end train travel is growing in Japan, with several railway companies introducing new services.

Kyushu Railway Co launched its Seven Star luxury coach four years ago, and JR West is set to launch its Twilight Express Mizukaze.

-www.reuters.com, 2 May 2017

Arno's commentary

Japan is one of the world’s super-rich countries. They have extremely low unemployment and a very low crime rate. When it comes to producing high-quality passenger motor vehicles, they are number one. Regarding quality video and camera equipment, Japan rules the day. It seems that their biggest problem is how to spend their money.

Japan is not the only country with a tremendous amount of surplus money. Many other countries are in a similar position, all because of globalism. Thus globalism, based on our understanding of Holy Scripture, will have the upper hand, in spite of a few hiccups such as Brexit, Trump, Erdogan, Victor Orban (Hungary), and others. All of planet earth will one day bewail the loss of their luxuries, as we can read in Revelation 18:15, 19: “The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing…And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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