subways

Is overtime work in Tokyo going to get worse thanks to the Olympics’ new last train schedules?

Tokyo’s last trains are too early for many travelers and partiers, but they’re a God-send for overworked office employees.

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Tokyo subway bribes people with free noodles to get them to take earlier, non-rush hour trains

Reward tiers promise better toppings if more people take the off-peak trains.

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Japanese subway conductor sues city for legal right for his beard to exist, monetary compensation

Verdict handed down in multi-year fight between facial hair and Municipal Transportation Bureau.

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Japanese man in trouble for taking 11-second nap on train…that he was a conductor for

Taking a nap on the train in Japan is A-OK if you’re a passenger. Otherwise, not so much.

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Turtle spotted riding Tokyo subway makes commuting in Japan’s busiest city adorable【Video】

Witness regrets letting “destiny” slip through his fingers after the unexpected meeting.

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A ranking of Tokyo’s 10 best train and subway lines for spotting handsome men

Even when you’re underground, there’s still scenery to be checked out, list’s creators say.

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Awesomely adorable Pokémon subway trains start service in downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Pikavee Special Trains let you ride the rails with Pikachu, Eevee, and their pals, and can even take you to the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

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Photo of man taking a dump on Tokyo subway floor is full of amusing background details

Tokyo’s grossest and most stoic commuters end up siting across from each other.

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These are the 11 most crowded trains in Japan…and surprise! They’re all in the Tokyo area

Tokyo’s trains are too crowded for just a top 10 list, and the worst is one that runs at almost double 100-percent capacity.

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Japanese senior stabs younger man multiple times after seeing him sit in train’s priority seat

Seats are generally reserved for elderly and disabled passengers.

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Smartphone app finds empty restroom stalls in Tokyo subway station, makes pooing easier than ever

Because the last thing you want to do is wander through one of Tokyo’s massive stations while trying to hold in a dump.

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Tokyo subway ”phantom station” reveals itself to passengers for first time in nearly 90 years

Akihabara-area Ginza Line station hasn’t been used since before World War II.

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10 times Japanese train passengers aren’t so polite【Survey】

Even in famously polite Japan, sometimes guys forget their manners.

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Anime-style magical girl video series promotes good subway manners…in Los Angeles?!?【Videos】

The City of Angels gets a new guardian of manners with the bilingual Japanese/English Super Kind series.

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An often-forgotten part of Japanese train etiquette that we should all keep in mind

Twitter manga reminds us that if you’re standing in this part of the train, you might be making the ride unpleasant for your fellow passengers.

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Anime-style art encourages young women to report Japanese train gropers in new posters

Posters encourage women to “be high-rank girls by immediately reporting gropers.”

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Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.

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“Drunk Mode” added to Japanese rail navigation smartphone app

Too tipsy to type? One tap will find the way home for you, plus tell you how much time you’ve got before your night out becomes an all-nighter.

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Kyoto’s subway system is now endorsed by handsome anime men

New male characters join preexisting team of female 2-D spokesmodels.

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Venture through the Tokyo Metro Network to complete the Ghibli Quiz Rally!

Would you like to go on a scavenger hunt through Tokyo Metro’s maze of subways with Studio Ghibli? Well, if you’re in Tokyo between July and September, you’re in luck!

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