Mizukaze Luxury Sleeper Train Makes Debut www.nippon.com

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 ...

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Japan to Unleash Self-Driving Taxis in Time for Tokyo 2020 Games www.reuters.com

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...

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Surveillance cameras introduced on JR Yamanote Line trains in Tokyo www.japantrends.com

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 | 1 year, 6 months ago | 2 comments

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...

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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 ...

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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 | 1 year, 7 months 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...

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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...

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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 | 1 year, 7 months 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 | 1 year, 8 months ago | 0 comments


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