Will Japan get swept up in China’s bike-sharing craze? www.techinasia.com

“You wouldn’t be here unless you were thinking about entering Japan market, right?”

The question from the moderator was a gentle nudge for Chris Martin, head of international for Mobike. Martin, wh...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 1 week ago | 2 comments


Elderly man arrested for setting a fire on bullet train www.japantimes.co.jp

OKAYAMA – An elderly man was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting a fire on seat aboard a shinkansen that was traveling through Okayama Prefecture, police and the train operator said.

Yasuhiro ...

posted by  Tanuki | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment


Flying cars set for takeoff at Tokyo Olympics in 2020 www.telegraph.co.uk

Japan has taken a step closer to realising its dream of launching flying cars in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, following investment from a major car company.

Toyota is funding a project which a...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


Double-decker bullet trains to be decommissioned www3.nhk.or.jp

Double-decker trains are to disappear from Japan's Shinkansen networks.

East Japan Railway Company says it will decommission its double-decker super-express trains over a 4-year period from next Ap...

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


Luxury Train Launch www3.nhk.or.jp

East Japan Railway's new luxury sleeper train has departed on its first journey from Tokyo.

The 10-car "Train Suite Shiki-shima" left Ueno Station carrying 33 passengers on Monday.

It will travel a...

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


Map of Tokyo trains in real time demap.info

Take a look at this interactive map of Tokyo transportation that displays positions of all the trains in real time. It looks like the website is quite old (2012) and it is in Japanese. So I am not ...

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


Bridgestone announces airless tires for bicycles www.japantrends.com

Bridgestone has announced the latest in its line of “airless tires” that do not require inflation, this time adapting the technology for bicycles.

The second generation of the Air Free Concept was ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Electric Mugen monsters debut at the 44th Tokyo Motorcycle Show www.autoblog.com

mugen, the company, best known for designing and distributing aftermarket performance parts for Honda vehicles, has for the past five years been building bikes to compete in the TT Zero: the world'...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


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 | 8 months, 4 weeks 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 | 9 months ago | 2 comments

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