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Hot coffee finally returns to Tohoku, Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains

Travelers can once again enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while zooming across northeastern Japan.

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150 Pokémon will be hiding in major Japanese train stations this fall, waiting for fans to find them

Gen-1 Pokémon help mark 150-year milestone for trains in Japan.

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Yes! Ramen soup in heated cans coming to Japanese vending machines and convenience stores

Sure, canned coffee is great and all, but this is what we’re really craving.

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“Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars” announcement angers Japan

Tokyo station employee could have chosen better words.

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JR East to release official train simulator on Steam on 20 September

Take control of some of the world’s busiest train lines.

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All-you-can-ride Shinkansen deal coming to Japan for a limited time

Unlimited travel pass comes with a slew of extra perks.

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Calendar of photos from often maligned train otaku community to be sold by JR East

Finally, some train photography without any head trauma or swearing.

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Train driver’s locked tablet with forgotten password leads to big delay on Fukushima line

Growing pains of digitizing trains in Japan.

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Japan Railways offering ‘Shinkansen for Pets’, includes dog-friendly vacation packages

The ‘Woof-cation‘ package includes a photographer, veterinarian and dog trainer.

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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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Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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New ‘floating’ 3-D signs at this Japanese train station make you feel like you’re in a video game

Blurring the lines between reality and augmented reality.

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Kids magazine comes with functioning ticket gate machine, makes beeping sounds when gates open

New edition of children’s magazine Youchien even has adults reaching for their wallets.

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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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Attack on Titan rice ball is as titanic as the Japanese anime

Convenience store onigiri just got a whole lot more colossal. 

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We Put A Bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen into a Rice Ball: Japan’s new demonic combini temptation

Pork-stock ramen in onigiri form sounds like a covetous convenience store snack that would require dark powers to create.

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JR East attempts to unite train-photographing otaku with new social media group

Could this mean an end to the violence?

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We tried teleworking from the Narita Express at Shinagawa Station with JR East’s Station Work

What’s it like to telework from a luxury express liner? 

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Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth in a can: the hottest drink of the season?

Well, this turned out to be completely different to what we were expecting. 

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