Uber Seals Its First Taxi Deal in Japan www.bloomberg.com

Uber Technologies Inc. has finally found a partner for its cab-hailing program in Japan, one of the world’s largest taxi markets.

A Fuji Taxi vehicle with the Uber logo.Photographer: Yuji Nakamura/...

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Toyota to showcase advanced autonomous EVs at 2020 Tokyo Olympics japantoday.com

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it will introduce its e-Palette autonomous electric vehicles to transport athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, showcasing its latest self-driving and ...

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Tokyo Wants People to Go to Work Earlier to Ease Train Crush www.bloomberg.com

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during rush hour in Tokyo is never a pleasant experience for commuters. It only gets worse during the humid summer months.

That’s why Tokyo Governor Yuri...

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12 Ways to Make the Most of the Hakone Freepass blog.gaijinpot.com

For those looking to get away from busy Tokyo for a little while and explore the natural wonderland of Hakone, the Hakone Freepass is the perfect travel option. Simple, stress-free and excellent va...

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RidRoid CanguRo is a kangaroo-inspired robotic personal mobility vehicle www.japantrends.com

Unveiled this week, the RidRoid CanguRo is a new robotic three-wheel personal mobility vehicle developed by Shunji Yamanaka from the University of Tokyo and Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics T...

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Softbank, Baidu units tie up to bring autonomous buses to Japan english.kyodonews.net

A subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and a Japan unit of China's internet search giant Baidu Inc. said Wednesday they have tied up to tap into the Japanese self-driving bus market.

Under the agreem...

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The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations www.citylab.com

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 www3.nhk.or.jp

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 www.independent.co.uk

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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