Japan reveals a ‘Supreme’ version of its bullet train www.theverge.com

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 www3.nhk.or.jp

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 www.theverge.com

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 tokyocheapo.com

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 www.theverge.com

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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Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners www.theverge.com

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...

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

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...

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Shinkansen metal part found detached www3.nhk.or.jp

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 ...

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Classical Music in Trains www.japantimes.co.jp

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...

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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind www.nytimes.com

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...

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