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Here’s your chance to ride Japan’s maglev Shinkansen in spring, nine years before service starts

Japan Railways is taking applications to experience the future of Japanese rail travel nearly a decade ahead of time.

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The five best bento boxed lunches sold at train stations in east Japan

Short on time to pick which bento to buy before your train leaves? Let us help you choose.

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Japan’s drinkable cake in a can is here, but how does it taste? We find out

Strawberry shortcake in beverage form is Japan’s latest vending machine temptation.

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It’s a cake in a can! Shake and drink liquid strawberry shortcake now available in Japan

Now you can drink strawberry shortcake from a can — and even shake it to the consistency of your choice!

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A video visit to Doai, one of Japan’s most terrifying train stations【Video】

Hundreds of steps below the surface, and if you miss your train, you could be waiting on the dank, dungeon-like platform alone for four hours.

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Japan now has drinkable roasted sweet potato, and it’s practically a dessert in a bottle!

One of Japan’s comfort foods will be available as a hot dessert drink straight from a vending machine! 

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J!NS and Japan Rail East collaborate to bring a small piece of train history to your face

Having a face like the back-end of a bus is less than desirable, but how about a face like the front of a train?

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Petition gathers support for men-only train carriages in Japan

Man (and woman) is born free and everywhere is in trains.

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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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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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Travel tip! Japan Railways to offer awesome new three-day unlimited pass for Tokyo and east Japan

Planning to spend much, but not all, of your Japan trip in Tokyo? Then this could be an unbeatable deal.

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Construction start date announced for rebuilding of Tokyo’s iconic Harajuku Station

If you want to see the Tokyo landmark in its current form, go now.

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Japan Railways opening reservations for ridiculously luxurious Kyoto-west Japan sleeper train

Train include bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.

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Japanese adult video game voice actress does announcements at JR Niigata Station 【Videos】

Let the voice from Pregnancy Academy and Crime Breast Bounce guide you to the bullet train.

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JR East to re-educate employees after frequent overruns on JR Keiyo Line

CHIBA — JR East says it will re-educate its employees after its trains have been involved in a series of overruns at platforms.

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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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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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Pooch with places to be disappointed to find he’s not allowed on the subway

The priceless expression on one dog’s face as he was carried off a train platform in Japan has us in stitches.

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JR East to introduce numbering system at all stations in Tokyo

East Japan Railway Co (JR East) will introduce a numbering system for all its stations in Tokyo starting in October, in a bid to to facilitate navigation for foreigners traveling within the capital ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Video shows that in Japan, even the train evacuations are orderly 【Video】

After these passengers got stranded, they walked the rest of the way in such a precise line they practically became a train themselves.

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