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We roll the die on Japan’s new random-destination train tickets

How to buy a cheap ticket to…somewhere. 

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Japan’s random-destination roll-the-die train tickets: An amazingly cheap way to go…somewhere

Seven great destinations and a chance to save almost 150,000 yen if you’re especially lucky.

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Japan reality edges closer to anime with Japan Railway’s VR-style humanoid robot

Step 1 towards the world of Patlabor is complete.

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Set of 4,368 train tickets goes on sale to commemorate Japan Railways 150th anniversary

The collection comes in a set of six binders so you can display all 4,368 of your tickets easily.

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Japanese train station returns lost item to customer with a heartwarming message

Rail staff know how bad it feels to lose an item during your travels.

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Japanese trains now even more convenient as new service lets you pick up groceries at station

Allows commuters to skip supermarket detour and stay on the straight track to dinner.

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JR East to equip trains station staff with bodycams to protect them from attacks

Violent drunks better smile for the camera from now on.

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Taste-testing the Attack on Titan rice ball that “shouldn’t be on sale”【Taste test】

Sorry, Sasha, but your loss is our gain.

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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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Tokyo airport’s new train line to make getting into, out of the city easier for JR pass holders

East Japan Railway wants to cut travel time to Tokyo Station in half.

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New Shinkansen luggage rules start today, set to make travel more expensive and less convenient

Get out your tape measure, because you might need a more expensive seat and special reservation, or cash to pay an extra charge.

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Japan’s best train pass, the Japan Rail Pass, finally being made available for purchase online

After years of complicated and added-expense hoops to jump through, JR will start letting international travelers buy their passes online and inside their home countries.

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Shinkansen will require reservations for large suitcases, charge penalty fees for those without

Japan Railway boss says passengers “will be happy” about the new regulations.

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Tokyo party problem: Last train on most important line will soon leave almost 30 minutes earlier

Keep an eye on the clock unless you want to stay out all night.

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Japan Railway doing away with train departure chimes in plan to stop dangerous mad dashes

Company is tired of people thinking the chime means “Feel free to knock people over if they’re standing between you and your train.”

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JR East to re-educate employees after frequent overruns on JR Keiyo Line

CHIBA — JR East says it will re-educate its employees after its trains have been involved in a series of overruns at platforms.

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Japanese Companies Expected to Still Be Around in 50 Years: No. 3 Japan Rail, No. 2 Honda, and No. 1…


Risk Monster, a credit management outsourcing service that calculates bankruptcy risk, recently announced the results of its first survey asking, “Which Japanese Companies Do You Expect to Still Exist in 50 Years.” The survey was conducted over the Internet on Feb. 25 and 26, and received 1,000 valid responses from influential individuals between the ages of 20 and 69.

Coming in third was Honda, second place went to the East Japan Railway Company, and grabbing the top spot was…
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