Transport rules to be relaxed

The transport ministry plans to significantly roll back regulations in September on buses, taxis and trucks to allow them to carry both passengers and packages, it has been learned.

With a shortage...

posted by  Yubi | 10 months ago | 0 comments

Sound of wind chimes keeps train passengers cool

Train passengers in eastern Japan are keeping cool to the sound of wind chimes.

Every summer, Jomo Electric Railway hangs 100 wind chimes along the ceiling of a 2-car train that runs between 2 citi...

posted by  Yubi | 10 months ago | 1 comment

Research about main blockers to purchasing an electric car

Full electric cars are getting a bit more practical these days, so this look at electric cars has interesting results; I’m especially surprised that that people are more curious about diesel engine...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

Mizukaze Luxury Sleeper Train Makes Debut

The Twilight Express Mizukaze luxury sleeper train of West Japan Railway Co., or JR West, made its debut in the city of Osaka on Saturday.
With the Sea of Japan as a backdrop, the Twilight Express ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months ago | 1 comment

Japan to Unleash Self-Driving Taxis in Time for Tokyo 2020 Games

Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc has partnered with a taxi operator in Tokyo, as part of its plans to launch a self-driving taxi in the city in time for the 2020 Olympics, CEO Hisashi Taniguchi said...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment

Surveillance cameras introduced on JR Yamanote Line trains in Tokyo

Although Japan has a prominent number of police substations around communities, locals often take pride in how their cities generally have less surveillance and security cameras than other major de...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments

Will Japan get swept up in China’s bike-sharing craze?

“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 | 11 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments

Elderly man arrested for setting a fire on bullet train

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 | 12 months ago | 1 comment

Flying cars set for takeoff at Tokyo Olympics in 2020

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 | 1 year ago | 0 comments

Double-decker bullet trains to be decommissioned

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 | 1 year ago | 0 comments


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