trains

Shinkansen travel tip: A clever way to keep your suitcase from rolling around on the bullet train

Quick and clever maneuver eliminates one of the few hassles about high-speed rail travel in Japan.

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Japan’s first cat cafe train announced, receives overwhelming response from feline and rail fans

Could this be the future of rail travel?

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River of salarymen appears on totally normal, completely crazy day in Tokyo station【Video】

Oddly beautiful to watch, yet hellish to be in.

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Spate of violence targets people walking while looking at their phones in Japanese train stations

Japanese train stations get the self-proclaimed “vigilante” heroes they neither need, nor want.

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Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance

Here’s a chance to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Japanese train driver.

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Japan Railways wants to build a team of robots to help travelers, catch criminals in its stations

JR East sets up new company to help make its robot-filled vision of the future a reality.

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Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Concept receives stronger support from female commuters in the Tokyo area than males, with those in favor giving two primary reasons.

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What should Tokyo’s newest rail station be called? Poll asks high school girls for their opinion

It’s for trains, but “Space Station” did surprisingly well in the survey.

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A heartwarming tale of mistaken Japanese train groping

Unsolicited touching on a train involves cars, disarmingly innocent desire.

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Anime-style art encourages young women to report Japanese train gropers in new posters

Posters encourage women to “be high-rank girls by immediately reporting gropers.”

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Awesome videos show Final Fantasy theme music sending trains on the their way at Japanese station

Makes train ride feel like an adventure, passengers feel like victorious heroes.

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Mysterious yellow liquid sent to Nagoya officials with message to “end women-only train cars”

Smelly attempt at terrorism only seems to have galvanized the need for women-exclusive sections on trains.

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Japan’s new Pikachu train ready to take Poké-passengers on a trip they won’t forget this summer

Adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for tsunami-damaged region.

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Three reasons you should go to Kyoto right now

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital, but May is an especially good time.

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Shitty Shibuya – Dozens of human turds discovered on Tokyo train platform

Shibuya may not be the cleanest neighborhood in Tokyo, but even for this part of town, this is shocking.

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Commotion at Akihabara Station as bomb squad called in to remove suspicious object

Dramatic scenes were captured on film today as specialist teams and truckloads of equipment were sent to the busy station in Tokyo.

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Believe it or not, this isn’t a train – It’s a crazy Japanese rail fan’s house!【Photos】

Usually, when someone says they have a train room in their home, it’s filled with models, but this guy decided to rebuild an actual train carriage inside his house!

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Navigate your way through Japan’s busiest train stations with Google Street View

Come with us as we take you through some of the interesting things you can discover inside one of the country’s most historic stations and the busiest train station in the world.

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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Donald Trump fronts Twitter ads on Japan’s rail network【Photos】

Written entirely in Japanese and without any English text, foreign visitors are wondering what on earth these ads mean.

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