Japan's transport plane displayed at UAE air show www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's Defense Ministry has exhibited a domestically produced transport aircraft at a major air show in the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking to reporters at the show on Sunday, ministry officials sa...

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Wild concepts from the Tokyo Motor Show - Oct. 29, 2017 money.cnn.com

The most striking car revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show didn't come from Honda or Toyota but from an Italian automaker you may never have heard of.
The company, Iso Rivolta, made very handsome coupe...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks, 5 days ago | 0 comments


Yamaha shows off the improved Motobot at Tokyo Motor Show 2017 www.digitaltrends.com

Self-driving cars are still in the works, but Yamaha is taking things a step farther with its new autonomous motorcycle, the Motobot 2. Unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the new Motobot is a c...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks, 5 days ago | 0 comments


The new Japan Taxi from Toyota wants to be an international icon techcrunch.com

Japan’s getting an iconic new taxi courtesy of Toyota. The new, aptly named ‘Japan Taxi’ (or Jpn Taxi for conveniently fitting on a rooftop sign) is already on roads, and bears a slight resemblance...

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JR firms to run joint, across-Japan luxury train tour www.japantimes.co.jp

The seven Japan Railways Group companies said Tuesday they will offer a special across-Japan sightseeing tour plan using 24 select trains, including the Cassiopeia overnight limited express, whose ...

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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...

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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 months, 2 weeks 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 | 2 months, 3 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 | 3 months, 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 | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

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