Docomo to offer AI smartphone system to support bus operations from 2019

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 | 5 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

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

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 | 5 months, 2 weeks ago | 3 comments

This Is What Street-Style Drifting Looks Like In Japan

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...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Paris vs Tokyo: the two different models for express commuter rail stopping patterns

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 | 5 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Navigating Tokyo's subway maze gets easier for tourists

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 | 5 months, 4 weeks ago | 1 comment

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

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 | 5 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments

Renting a Car in Japan

It's been getting easier for foreign travelers to rent a car in Japan. Some places even have car navigation systems that support English. This post explains in detail how you can rent a car while t...

posted by  Tanuki | 6 months ago | 2 comments

All the bizarre, wonderful of the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

With a history spanning back almost four decades, the annual Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) aftermarket and tuning show has become a must-see for any enthusiast. The show is as unique as the market it att...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 4 comments

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

If your image of Japan is based on the Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, then you won’t be disappointed by this event.

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 organized by NAPAC is the largest-ever show of custom c...

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

Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo

According to the report, the Juke e-Power concept will preview the styling of the next-generation compact SUV – which is expected to be revealed late this year or early next – with an exterior desi...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


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