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New Tokyo vending machine has nothing but apple juice, but all different kinds from Japan’s north

A taste tour of Tohoku is waiting inside two Tokyo train stations.

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Faster! Japan’s Shinkansen to get speed boost along Tohoku route

Good news if you want to get there even faster than a speeding bullet train can right now.

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New Japan Rail Pass for non-Japanese passport holders coming soon

Limited-time pass offers huge discounts on train travel in and around Tokyo.

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Tokyo trains set to become less convenient with new last train schedule

The biggest pain in the butt about trains in Tokyo is going to get more painful.

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Shinkansen bullet train tickets go half-off until spring of next year in east Japan travel push

11 different routes from Tokyo offering huge discounts.

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Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

Countermeasure promises to bring attention to the specific part of the train where the groping is taking place.

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East Japan Railway abolishes skirts, ribbons in women’s uniforms to “eliminate gender difference”

JR East uniforms updated for first time in over a decade.

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Man pushed onto tracks at train station in Japan after listening to loud music on headphones

A desire for peace and quiet leads to violence at a Japanese train station. 

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Clever alarm system invented by Japanese railway company will wake even the deepest of sleepers

Say goodbye to that snooze button forever with the “Timely Wake-up Device”.

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Japanese railway company to replace the awesome title of “train conductor” with just “crew”

All in the name of flexibility.

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A friendly reminder from Japan Rail to please refrain from spitting in the face of staff

Apparently this is a thing that happens enough that JR East decided to print up posters about it.

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Shinkansen breaks down, causes all-day commuter chaos at Tokyo Station

Thousands stranded for hours during Japan’s peak holiday travel period. 

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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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All Japan Railway Tokyo trains to finally get security cameras starting this summer

Decision comes following Shinkansen slashing, but hopefully will also curb train groping.

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The five best bento boxed lunches sold at train stations in east Japan

Short on time to pick which bento to buy before your train leaves? Let us help you choose.

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What should Tokyo’s newest rail station be called? Poll asks high school girls for their opinion

It’s for trains, but “Space Station” did surprisingly well in the survey.

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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Japanese subway puts up posters of middle-aged men saying how Dragon Ball changed their lives

Goku taught me everything I know… including how to fire a kamehameha wave.

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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.

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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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