Track and Structures Department of Shinkansen (High-Speed Rail)
Manager of Track Division
West Japan Railway Co.
Hirotaka Yokouchi is a track engineer with extensive experience and management skills and works for JR-West.
JR-West is one of JR-group companies, which basically has been operating railway services and maintaining railway vehicles and facilities in west area of Japan since 1987.
As an engineer, mainly he has been dedicating himself to High-speed Rail track maintenance, especially he has tackled enhancing effectiveness and efficiency of maintenance activity. Recently, he has been responsible for introducing vision system technology into track inspection.