transportation

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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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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