trains

Long train is looooooooooong: US military freight train is wowing Japanese commenters 【Video】

♪This is the train that doesn’t end, yes it goes on and on and on and on…

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Japanese train stopped in its tracks after elderly resident leaves vegetables in its path

Passengers were surprised to hear the announcement: “The train will be delayed due to vegetables on the tracks“.

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The size of the emperor of Japan’s security detail is no joke 【Video】

Japan’s reigning monarch steps out into town with his wife and several dozen bodyguards and attendants.

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Tokyo-area rail operator accidentally sends message that everything is OK when it’s really not

You can only trust half of what this Japan Railways display board is telling you.

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Japanese superhero Ultraman spotted going to work on the Yamanote train line in Tokyo

Will station staff let him give up his kaiju monster-fighting days and allow him to commute like an ordinary Japanese salaryman?

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Naked man strolls up to Akihabara Station in Tokyo to buy a train ticket 【Photos】

Good thing he had a backpack, because where else was he going to stick his change?

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New “pink light” system for pregnant passengers trialled on subway in South Korea【Video】

The bluetooth system has been designed to help pregnant women secure a seat on the train.

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Japan’s Harajuku Station to be rebuilt ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

East Japan Railway Company today released images of new building designs planned for three stations on two of the city’s popular train lines.

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Japanese Father’s Day present features business daifuku sweets on a crowded train

A little something to let dad know you understand what he goes through on his daily commute to work everyday.

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Tokyo trains shut down at rush hour, turn Shinagawa Station into a crazy solid block of commuters

This is not how anyone wants to start their day.

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We know it’s hard, Super Mario fans, but please resist the urge to punch this Tokyo Station sign

Every day, thousands of commuters and tourists passing through Tokyo Station have to fight against decades’ worth of video game-developed conditioned responses.

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New Suntory beer cans feature 15 different Shinkansen bullet trains and local landscapes

Now you can enjoy the beauty of a high-speed rail journey through Japan with this collection of exclusive picture-perfect cans.

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Should healthy young men sit in Japanese trains’ priority seats for the elderly and pregnant?

The obvious answer would seem to be “No,” but our Japanese-language reporter has a unique alternate perspective.

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The ultimate Shinkansen trip: Riding Japan’s bullet train network from one end to the other

Just how far can you go before you run out of Shinkansen?

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Can you guess where this amazing Japanese commuter train is hiding some extra seats? 【Video】

The wizardry starts when rush hour ends.

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Cool cat delighting animal lovers as he regularly rides the train in Tokyo 【Photos】

Japan’s rail system is so easy to use, even this kitty commuter has no trouble with it.

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The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station

Come for the bullet trains, stay for the delicious seafood and anime statue.

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The train station that stayed open for a single school girl finally closes down

Last year Kyu-shirataki Station made headlines around the world for staying open just to send one girl to school, but now that she’s graduating, it’s time to pack it in.

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Proposed Seibu Rail express train is 50s futurism meets high-speed love-aid

Seibu Railways is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a brand new limited-express train. As innovative and cool as the proposed design is, the concept art is rather unfortunate-looking…

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Schedule released for Japan’s “Contemporary art bullet train”

JR East has finally announced the dates of operation and ticket prices for its contemporary art Shinkansen set to begin running in late April.

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