Taxis in Japan’s most refined city seek to minimize unpleasant, awkward conversations.
New pricing system makes some taxi rides over 40 percent less expensive than they used to be.
While you’re progressing towards your destination, your smartphone could be progressing towards a full charge.
Peak-hour delays caused such overcrowding that some commuters were unable to enter stations in the nation’s capital.
New male characters join preexisting team of female 2-D spokesmodels.
It turns out a lot of different people are involved in the response team when a train hits a person in Japan.
The capital’s gigantic public transportation system can be a shock to the system for new arrivals.
♪This is the train that doesn’t end, yes it goes on and on and on and on…
After 11,000 bike accidents last year, the Tokyo metropolitan government is considering new safety regulations.
“Om nom nom! Delicious little drivers!”
Eh, beats walking/swimming, right?
Check out these drowsy drivers catching 40 winks during a typical day in Japan’s busiest city.
A Japanese train conductor’s final announcement aboard a train about to be transferred to Jakarta, Indonesia hit some passengers right in the feels.
If you’ve ever toured a factory or seen a video of one operating, you know there’s something entrancingly soothing about seeing sophisticated machinery in action. Taking a human-designed process and repeating it with such unswerving coordination can make it feel as natural and calming as sitting beside a lake while watching the waves lap the same spot on the shore over and over.
But it’s not just machines that can perform a routine with such precision as to impart a sense of reassuring inevitability, as shown by this video of taxi cab line protocol in Japan.
Delays on a train are annoying but inevitable, since with such a massive transit system in Japan, not everything is going to work 100 percent of the time. No one wants to see the words “train delay” on the information screen at the station, but even more so, no one wants to see the reason for the delays attributed to “human accidents,” the catch-all term Japan uses when people are found on the tracks while the trains are running.
An unfortunately common station for such accidents is implementing a number of changes in order to curb the rise of these incidents. It’s not just barriers and fences, prevention can start with you! So join us after the jump to see what sort of changes are being made to Shin-Koiwa Station.
As much as we try not to generalize or stereotype specific countries and regions here at RocketNews24, the glut of bizarre news stories coming out of China these days makes us feel pretty justified in our feelings that living there must be just a non-stop parade of crazy events.
And here we go again with another Chinese news story that literally sounds like an surreal circus clown act. Just wait until you see this video.
Starting this summer, Japanese company Onewheel will offer a limited number of these Onewheel i-1 motorized unicycles. Their revolutionary design and features are sure to make prospective buyers think long and hard about whether they’re actually really cool or incredibly lame. Even their catchphrase “What is this?” feeds the ambiguity.
A series of maps comparing the municipal subway layouts in major cities around the world has been tickling some net users who just can’t get enough of Helsinki’s metro design. Some are calling it proof that Finns like to keep things simple–and you’ve got to admit, when you see the image stacked up next to a map of Tokyo’s metro system, they may have a point!
When you don’t have access to the right equipment, sometimes you just have to get creative and find a way to get the job done. But a Chinese truck driver who was caught hauling a massive 30-meter-long (98 feet) boat that weighs 100 tons found out that you might want to stay off the highway, since police frown on endangering the lives of the rest of the driving public. And this isn’t even the first time a Chinese trucker has been pulled over for transporting a comically large sea vessel down a highway.