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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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Time to drink Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth from a can, only at Japanese vending machines

Popular ramen chain wants us to recharge with pork broth on the go!

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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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Experience Akihabara Station in a VR world, then ride the train to a virtual marketplace!

This digital recreation is super realistic! 

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We snag sleek T-shirts celebrating JR Higashi-Nakano Station’s 115th year in operation

Mr. Sato is never one to pass up a good T-shirt–especially one that salutes his home train line!

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain. 

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The Station Idol Latch! project gifts us with 30 male idols for 30 Yamanote Line stations

JR East’s newest venture reimagines each of the 30 stations on Tokyo’s most famous train line as a singing and performing idol.

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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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