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, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Luxury Train Launch

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 | 1 year, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Map of Tokyo trains in real time

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 | 1 year, 1 month ago | 1 comment

Bridgestone announces airless tires for bicycles

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 | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments

Electric Mugen monsters debut at the 44th Tokyo Motorcycle Show

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'...

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JR East Unveils Luxury Sleeper Train Designed by Ferrari Designer Ken Okuyama

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 | 1 year, 3 months ago | 2 comments

All Tokyo subway cars to have surveillance cameras installed ahead of 2020 Games

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 | 1 year, 3 months ago | 2 comments

Japan takes a big step toward widespread drone delivery service

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 | 1 year, 3 months ago | 1 comment

Autos of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Another gallery of Tokyo Auto Salon photos.

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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 | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments


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