trains

Osaka earthquake hits city during peak hour, passengers freed after trains suspended

Rail staff were put to the test as they guided passengers through tunnels and emergency slides during their busiest hours.

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Japanese train company under fire for ad saying defenselessness is a form of femininity

Pairing statement with a picture of a young girl didn’t help.

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Drinking party breaks out on Tokyo Station platform as Shinkansen delay strands travelers

Booze fans pass the time in a quintessentially Japanese way, while their younger counterparts opt for a more athletic method.

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Shinkansen stabbing suspect tells police he will commit another crime if released from prison

Police treating attack that left one dead, two injured as premeditated.

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Human body parts found in crack on bonnet of Shinkansen bullet train

About 200 passengers were on board when the discovery was made.

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Want to choose the name of Tokyo’s most important new station? Here’s your chance!

Tokyo’s Yamanote loop line is getting its first new station in nearly half a century, and Japan Railways wants you to give it a name.

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We visit Tokyo Station…outside of Tokyo

Travel off the beaten track to the capital’s little-known lookalike station.

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Butsukariya: Men who purposely crash into women when walking through Japan’s crowded stations

Distressing video recorded in Tokyo’s busiest station shines light on a problem women have been complaining about for years.

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Japan has awesome trains that transform into trucks for best-of-both-worlds mobility【Video】

Video shot in Tokyo’s Shibuya Station shows the elusive kirikusha in the wild.

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JR West unveils new Japanese long distance train with special features for passengers

This is an extra special rail experience, even by Japanese standards.

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Train company asks parents with baby strollers to be polite to other passengers, sparks backlash

Loudest critic cays it’s not moms travelling with kids who need to step up their manners.

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Japanese train company issues official apology for “inexcusable” 25-second early departure

Because 25 seconds early is not the same as right on time.

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Furious woman berates men on women-only Tokyo train with spot-on anime girl voice【Video】

Tongue-lashing has fans of Idolmaster, Evangelion franchises thinking they’ve heard that voice before.

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Tokyo crow who tried to buy a train ticket gets illegally captured

Local citizen takes the law into her own hands and catches the prepaid card-stealing bird, but lands in trouble with the authorities herself.

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Man complains about pregnant women on Japanese train, creatively gets told to shut up

Tactless choice of words reveals embarrassing detail about his personal life.

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Crow surprises Japanese commuters by attempting to buy train ticket from a machine【Video】

The clever bird even steals a customer’s credit card to pay for the train fare.

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Dragon Ball’s Frieza discovered conducting train in Japan’s Tokushima Prefecture

Maybe someone told him to “go train,” and he misunderstood.

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Where’s the very best seat to sit in on Japan’s Shinkansen? Our expert has an answer

Frequent bullet train passenger Meg says this seat is the travel bull’s-eye.

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Drunken salaryman’s solution to barely missing the last train: Ride on the outside of it

Kobe police fail to appreciate the capacity-boosting innovation.

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Man spotted on train near Tokyo Disneyland with sticker saying he gropes women every day

Warning label for other passengers seems to have been secretly slapped on.

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