Woman’s experience being lost in Tokyo station spawned mapmaking business www.japantimes.co.jp

The idea for Navit Co. was born out of its president’s own experience of getting stuck in the labyrinth of a Tokyo subway station. The station map maker is now looking to expand its services nation...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week, 3 days ago | 0 comments


Japan to ban cars with Takata airbags www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's transport ministry has decided to ban vehicles still fitted with Takata airbags from running on public roads.

Since 2004, there have been about 200 cases worldwide of unusual ruptures of Ta...

posted by  Tanuki | 2 weeks, 1 day ago | 0 comments


Minami Alps tunnel for maglev line the-japan-news.com

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Wednesday showed to the press part of the site for a tunnel to be constructed under the Minami Alps huge mountain range as part of its magnetic levitation ul...

posted by  Yubi | 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


The Automobiles of Tokyo 2017 www.automobilemag.com

In a crowded city with a population over 13 million people, vehicles here tend to be on the small and efficient side. Gas is expensive, parking is difficult, and driving is on the left side of the ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Panasonic's self-driving wheelchairs are now trundling around a Tokyo airport www.digitaltrends.com

Panasonic wants to have lots of its electric wheelchairs in place at major airports across the country in time for the Olympics, which is coming to Japan in 2020. Trials have just launched at Tokyo...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Transport rules to be relaxed the-japan-news.com

The transport ministry plans to significantly roll back regulations in September on buses, taxis and trucks to allow them to carry both passengers and packages, it has been learned.

With a shortage...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


Sound of wind chimes keeps train passengers cool www3.nhk.or.jp

Train passengers in eastern Japan are keeping cool to the sound of wind chimes.

Every summer, Jomo Electric Railway hangs 100 wind chimes along the ceiling of a 2-car train that runs between 2 citi...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 1 comment


Research about main blockers to purchasing an electric car whatjapanthinks.com

Full electric cars are getting a bit more practical these days, so this look at electric cars has interesting results; I’m especially surprised that that people are more curious about diesel engine...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Mizukaze Luxury Sleeper Train Makes Debut www.nippon.com

The Twilight Express Mizukaze luxury sleeper train of West Japan Railway Co., or JR West, made its debut in the city of Osaka on Saturday.
With the Sea of Japan as a backdrop, the Twilight Express ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months ago | 1 comment


Japan to Unleash Self-Driving Taxis in Time for Tokyo 2020 Games www.reuters.com

Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc has partnered with a taxi operator in Tokyo, as part of its plans to launch a self-driving taxi in the city in time for the 2020 Olympics, CEO Hisashi Taniguchi said...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months ago | 1 comment

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