Airport Express

At Narita and Kansai International Airports, railways providing access into the city must constantly offer better services at lower prices to maintain their market share. JR East's "Narita Express"...

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

Honda's Urban EV Concept is even more adorable in the flesh

Honda’s pugnacious Urban EV Concept made its second auto show appearance ever here at Geneva this week, and it’s just as adorable and retro as it seemed when it debuted in Frankfurt last year. Not ...

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

How to Experience the Shinkansen for Less

The Shinkansen, Japan’s high-speed bullet train, is not just a mode of transportation, but an experience in itself. Some tourists consider it a symbol of Japan’s top-notch technology and want to ex...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week, 5 days ago | 0 comments

Nissan plans to launch its own self-driving taxi service in Japan

Nissan is preparing to launch its own self-driving taxi service, a sign that the Japanese auto giant is interested in challenging Uber in the race to deploy a fleet of money-making autonomous vehic...

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

Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners

Sony says it’s partnering with Daiwa Motor Transportation and five other local taxi companies in Japan to build a new taxi-hailing system to match drivers with riders via a mobile app, similar to h...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 3 days ago | 0 comments

Drop Everything, Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

The Aspark Owl is a surprisingly sexy electric sports car, was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, where it was spotted by our own David Tracy. Back then the car was claimed to theoretic...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 4 days ago | 0 comments

Shinkansen metal part found detached

Officials with East Japan Railway Company say a metal part that went missing from a Shinkansen bullet train has been found. They say the problem did not disrupt services or cause any injuries.

The ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month ago | 0 comments

Classical Music in Trains

tarting Monday, Tokyo Metro Co. will experiment with playing background music on their trains in a bid to provide a more comfortable travel experience for passengers. The background music will be p...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

Japan is scrambling to ensure it has a future in an electric-car world. Toyota, the country’s largest automaker, pioneered gasoline-electric hybrids but has long been skeptical about consumers’ app...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments

Toyota’s ‘e-Palette’ is a weird, self-driving modular store on wheels

Toyota, the second biggest automaker in the world, announced an ambitious plan today to tackle mobility and delivery services in the age of autonomous cars. Apparently it involves weird, see-throug...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments


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