transportation

Kamen Rider Revi’s hoverbike is a real thing that’s on sale now, delivery by early next year

By far the most expensive toy the long-running series has ever featured.

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Flight out of Narita Airport delayed because of a turtle on the runway

I’m really liking this Die Hard II remake.

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Japanese shipping giant planning to start autonomous cargo ships by 2025

A ghost in the machine ship?

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En garde! Fencer Taxi begins in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa

“Pointless” you say? Touché…

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Segways soon to be permitted on public roads and new rules in the works for electric scooters

Of course, the new rules will come with a few catches.

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Japanese train conductor flips off rail fan photographer, prompts apology from JR

Conductor flips the bird on snowy night in Tokyo.

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No mask, no ride – Japanese government allows taxis to refuse to pick up maskless passengers

Don’t want to wear a mask? Then you better feel like walking.

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Can you spot the problem with this Tokyo subway sign in this tale of awesome customer service?

One day after it was pointed out on social media, it was fixed.

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Japanese company officially bans employees from licking fingers when handling papers or money

Keep your saliva in your mouth, not on things other people are going to touch, taxi company says.

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Ultra-luxurious breakfast bus will give Tokyo commuters a break from the hell of rush-hour trains

Elegance is the name of the game with special Nestlé transportation option.

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17 new designs unveiled in round two of regional Japanese license plates

These upcoming stylish license plate options showcase regional flavor and points of local pride throughout Japan.  

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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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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

Elderly passenger purposely halts train and causes delay, ignoring rail staff who try to control the situation. 

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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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Japanese taxis now being driven by ninja, bodyguards armed with concealed water pistols

Two awesome reasons to skip Japan’s train network and take a taxi instead.

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Tokyo taxi company openly appeals to hand fetishist women with photos of drivers’ wrists

While the drivers’ have their eyes on the road, some ladies in the back seat have their eyes on his capable hands.

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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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Tokyo has a special rescue bus for drunks who fall asleep on the last train during party season

Slipped into a comfortable beer nap and missed your stop? The Oversleeping Rescue Bus is here to help!

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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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Kyoto taxi operator starts “Silence Taxi” service, prohibits drivers from instigating small talk

Taxis in Japan’s most refined city seek to minimize unpleasant, awkward conversations.

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