transportation

These Tokyo train ticket machines have a cool way of helping you if you bought the wrong ticket

West Tokyo rail operator’s video shows clever design feature.

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JR, Tokyo Metro, other rails lines adding discounts for mentally handicapped riders, caregivers

New policy seeks to remove additional financial burden in a country where not taking the train often isn’t an option.

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Not so fast! Japan’s super-high-speed maglev Shinkansen line opening has been officially delayed

Chuo Shinkansen will take you from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes…but no one is sure when.

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Ridesharing services legalized for Tokyo and Kyoto, but does this change anything?

Law changes next month, but the way people get around Japan’s biggest cities might not.

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Japan’s National Police Agency plans to introduce fines for bike traffic violations in 2026

The proposal would leave bikers who ignore police warnings about reckless riding with a ticket and fine instead of a criminal charge.

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Japan travel warning: Buses can and will leave you behind at highway rests stops if you’re late

Japan’s long-haul buses can be a convenient, economical way to get around Japan, as long as you’re punctual.

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Human hair from India helps make Japanese buses more efficient

Better living through hair.

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Japanese city getting Spirited Away buses to celebrate Studio Ghibli anime producer museum event

Toshio Suzuki exhibit comes to southern city for the first time, with new merch along for the ride.

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Tokyo train operator installs baby care rooms to make rail travel easier for parents and infants

Mamaro provides a place to attend to kids’ needs in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Japan’s rail network.

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It’s pretty amazing buses in this Japanese town don’t crash into this mountain every day【Video】

Nagasaki bus drivers handle hairpin with centimeters to spare.

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Osaka bus driver flunked alcohol test after eating steamed bread

Friends don’t let friends eat bread and drive a bus.

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Japan’s laziest, least motivated train station ticket gate charms the Internet【Photos】

It’s not Kurashiki’s most famous attraction, but it might be its most unique.

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Tokyo taxis offer to let you take a ride with The Ring’s ghost girl, just in time for Halloween

Sadako Taxis are a terrifying alternative to Tokyo’s train and subway networks.

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The Japanese train station where staff bow to departing passengers

The heartwarming beauty of country life captured in a charming new video.

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Kagawa Prefecture is transformed into Slowpoke Paradise in a brand-new travel campaign

Slowpoke buses, Slowpoke hotel rooms, and even a Slowpoke ferry pop up in Kagawa’s cities (but don’t worry because the service isn’t slow).

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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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Sailor Moon’s Moon Stick becomes the real world’s coolest subway pass

EasyCard gets an anime magical girl power item makeover.

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Japanese bus driver chases down groper who targeted 18-year-old girl on his vehicle

Gives chase, then gives superhero-level statement about why he did what he did.

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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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Japanese bus company converts retired vehicles into mobile saunas

Save us, Sabus!

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