The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

It is a scene that plays out each weekday morning across Tokyo. Suit-clad office workers, gaggles of schoolchildren, and other travelers gamely wend their way through the city’s sprawling rail stat...

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Signs at Shinjuku Station are being improved

Hundreds of signs at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo are being replaced to provide travelers with directions that are easier to follow.

Railway and metropolitan government officials have received complai...

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Nissan and Renault in talks to merge and form a new company, say reports

The two firms formed an alliance in 1999, and describe it as a “buffer to protect its partners during regional downturns”.

However, the groups are now in discussions about a possible merger that wo...

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We know some of you out there have pretty trick Honda Groms, and the odd tweaked-up Monkey bike. But we're saying that this chassis kit is the absolute top of the tree for minibike fettlers. Not on...

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78 flights to and from Fukuoka canceled

Officials at Fukuoka Airport in southern Japan have canceled a total of 78 flights to and from the airport due to the temporary closure of a runway. This happened because a plane that landed there ...

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Japan reveals a ‘Supreme’ version of its bullet train

Japan has unveiled a ‘Supreme’ prototype version of its 186 mph Shinkansen bullet train which features a sharper nose profile, power sockets for every seat, and light-up luggage racks. According to...

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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"...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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