Retail and transportation are the driving engines powering Tokyu Corporation. The firm's retail operations, including Tokyu Department Store, generate most of sales; its railway company, which boasts eight railway lines, carries more than 1 billion passengers yearly mainly across south-central Japan. Tokyu Corporation is also involved in residential and commercial real estate development and hotel and resort development and management. Its hotels operate under five brands. It's the core member of Tokyu Group, an affiliation of more than 200 companies operating in retail, urban renewal, tourism, and transportation. Through an 80%-held joint venture, Tokyu Corporation is expanding in Japan from Taiwan in 2014.