JR East Unveils Luxury Sleeper Train Designed by Ferrari Designer Ken Okuyama www.spoon-tamago.com

It’s been almost 3 years since the announcement that JR East was investing 5 billion yen to create a luxury sleeper train. Yesterday, that train was unveiled at a ceremony in Tokyo. Dubbed the Trai...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 2 comments


All Tokyo subway cars to have surveillance cameras installed ahead of 2020 Games www.japantimes.co.jp

Surveillance cameras will be installed on each of the roughly 3,800 subway cars in Tokyo, their operators said Tuesday, part of an effort to improve public safety ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics a...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 2 comments


Japan takes a big step toward widespread drone delivery service www.theverge.com

Japan, perhaps more than any nation on Earth, has a deep history with autonomous drones. Its companies have been using them for decades to assist with agriculture, infrastructure inspection, and co...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 1 comment


Autos of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 akihabaranews.com

Another gallery of Tokyo Auto Salon photos.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Docomo to offer AI smartphone system to support bus operations from 2019 www.japantimes.co.jp

NTT Docomo Inc. will begin offering by March 2019 an artificial intelligence-based smartphone system that promises more efficient bus services.

Using a smartphone application, people will ask to be...

posted by  Yubi | 7 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Tokyo eyes self-driven delivery by 2030 in industrial AI plan feedly.com

Autonomous trucks and drones should be handling deliveries in Japan by 2030, the government says, showing a path forward for an overburdened field as part of a timeline for a more fully automated s...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 3 comments


This Is What Street-Style Drifting Looks Like In Japan blackflag.jalopnik.com

It’s called sanpatsu, as drift video explainer blogger Noriyaro explains. It’s like a triple-flick to link one corner to another along a bit of a straight. There’s a wide port road built for trucks...

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Paris vs Tokyo: the two different models for express commuter rail stopping patterns www.citymetric.com

Many cities have large commuter rail networks, which function as urban rapid transit and extend into the suburbs. They use mainline rail rather than separate subway tracks, but are identical in oth...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment


Navigating Tokyo's subway maze gets easier for tourists www.asahi.com

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Feb. 21 installed its first multiple-language, direction-giving ticket-vending machine on a Toei subway line to prepare for a further influx of visitors from ab...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 4 weeks ago | 1 comment


Experience a Life-Size Entry Plug Cockpit in the Eva Shinkansen otakumode.com

The 500 Type Eva shinkansen is the result of a collaboration between JR West and the Evangelion franchise, and it's been thrilling passengers since it first started running in November 2015. Now fa...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months ago | 0 comments

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