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Shinkansen 2027: Fiercely Minimalist Maglev Stations?

Fourteen years from now, when Japan’s magnetically levitated, approx. 300MPH/482KPH Chuō Shinkansen comes online, it’ll be among the world’s coolest people movers – maybe even top of the list. And the world̵[...]
Shinkansen 2027: Fiercely Minimalist Maglev Stations?

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Bandai to Open a Tamashii Showroom in Akihabara Station

The Japanese manufacturer Bandai is going to open this Saturday its first showroom within Akihabara JR Station. This Showroom will display the company latest figurine and products that are usually only available via their Tamashii Webs[...]
Bandai to Open a Tamashii Showroom in Akihabara Station
Bandai to Open a Tamashii Showroom in Akihabara Station

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Crashbaby: Keihin Tohoku Line LCD

Let’s start the day off with a crashbaby post! This is the Keihin Tohoku line on the vast JR East network, easily identifiable by its light blue stripe and color designation on maps and signs. It serves three prefectures and runs[...]
Crashbaby: Keihin Tohoku Line LCD
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JR East Water Business’s Smart Marketing Vending Machines

If you walk through certain JR East stations in Tokyo, you may have seen a huge, gray, Acure vending machine with tall, vertical eyes gazing around at people waiting for their trains. JR East Water Business Co., the beverage company of[...]
JR East Water Business’s Smart Marketing Vending Machines
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Let’s Visit Tokyo – The Train edition

Good news everybody we are (normally) back… The weather is still hot here but things are slowly getting better, and slowly but surely we are not working providing you new videos. Also, Today’s video is a bit special, we will not [...]
Let’s Visit Tokyo – The Train edition

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Let’s Visit Tokyo – Meiji Jingu Shrine

By far the most popular and known Shrine in Tokyo. Just behind the Harajuku Train station and in the center of Tokyo, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji who died in 1912. Meiji Jingu is a real beauty, not only the shr[...]
Let’s Visit Tokyo – Meiji Jingu Shrine
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JR Unveils Their E5 Shinkasen, Japan’s Fastest Ever Bullet Train

Yesterday the East Japan Railway Co, unveiled their fastest shinkasen, ever, the E5 series, which will be put in operation in March 2011 on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line. The E5 Series has a 320km/h top speed but will initially drive at 3[...]
JR Unveils Their E5 Shinkasen, Japan’s Fastest Ever Bullet Train

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Wi-Fi Coming to Japan’s Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) Next Year

Hong Kong has their underground entirely covered for 2G/3G mobile phone usage. Apparently starting next year, the N700 series JR Shinkasen (Tokyo – Osaka) will offer paid Wi-Fi service that will let users surf the Web and enjoy p[...]
Wi-Fi Coming to Japan’s Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) Next Year
Wi-Fi Coming to Japan’s Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) Next Year

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Let’s Take the Train and Visit the AkihabaraNews Office Together

Last week I received a Flip MinoHD, this morning I finally took the time to test this compact HD Camera (720p). I recorded my everyday voyage from Oimachi Eki (train station) to HIC’s office (Akihabara News)… I’m not going to wri[...]
Let’s Take the Train and Visit the AkihabaraNews Office Together

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Yamanote Line Watches from Seahope Japan

Want to impress your friends with an unusual wristwatch? Well here are four Yamanote Line watches from Seahope Japan. These watches are exact reproductions of JR’s Yamanote Line electronic bulletin boards (Tokyo’s major und[...]
Yamanote Line Watches from Seahope Japan

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Railfan, the Train Simulator on PS3

A Train Simulator, the kind of game that is very popular in Japan and that you’ll never see in your country, unless you import it ! This game is not the first to see the light of day, previous and other versions have been made fo[...]
Railfan, the Train Simulator on PS3

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