trains

Japanese Internet sad to see the word “chikan” becoming commonly used in English

The country was proud when “emoji” and “anime” became part of English-speakers’ vocabulary. But when the British government uses the Japanese word for “train gropers?” Not so much.

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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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Major Tokyo train line stopped for one hour as passenger gets own head stuck under seat

Alcohol is believed to have played a role.

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Man boards women-only carriage on Japanese train, gets his glasses knocked off【Video】

Women weren’t happy to see the man board their carriage, but he wasn’t going to let them have their way without a fight.

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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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Japanese train travel isn’t all packed cars and gropers, old man’s flash-formed relay team proves

When this senior citizen saw someone drop their wallet in a crowded station, he used the power of teamwork to return it.

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Man crosses Japanese drinking culture line by taking mug of draft beer onto train

Japan is usually willing to look the other way about booze on the rails, but not this time.

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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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We go to Kyushu’s Miyazaki Prefecture to feel like giants in (on?) a tiny party train【Photos】

Going slightly loco-motive in the stunning scenery of Japan’s southern Kyushu island, with bubbles!

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Japanese train passenger records journey that looks like a scene from a Makoto Shinkai anime film

People around the country are in awe of the clip, which was taken without the use of filters or any editing software.

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A reminder of why you shouldn’t be quick to judge who’s sitting in Japans’ priority train seats

Pregnant woman’s “battle” for a seat has a twist ending.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen Cafe: A delicious stop on the most kawaii bullet train in Japan

Get on board with the country’s cutest Shinkansen at its official limited-time cafe.

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“Uncle Nipples” being held in connection with recent nipple rubbing incident

Former internet meme returns to the spotlight and appears as fond of his own areolae as ever.

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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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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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