When we think of automated driving, it is self-driving cars that first spring to mind. However, in Japan, where the railway network covers the whole country, automated driverless railways have recently become a hot topic.
For the latest technology, head to the station Japan’s well-developed railway network plays a fundamental role in many areas of life, from urban districts to provincial towns. As many people use the railways, their age-range is wide, and railway operators provide equipment and services to suit a variety of customers As a result, a railway […]
A new station as a proving ground for the latest technology The Yamanote Line encircles central Tokyo, connecting many commercial and business districts, and it could well be one of the world’s busiest railway lines. On March 14 th 2020 a new Yamanote Line station named, Takanawa Gateway Station, will open between Shinagawa Station and […]
After going on numerous trips across Japan, I realised that this country had way too many places to visit and that required time and financial means if you wanted to cover them all. I have also tried the different modes of transportation as Japan offers various options to choose from based on your budget and […]
For many newcomers to Japan, driving is the last thing on their minds. The traffic in major cities can be insane, and with the incredible public transportation most everywhere it’s often totally unnecessary.
About two weeks ago, a bus I was going to take was (thanks to traffic) about ten minutes late, which meant I had to jog a bit to catch a train that was, by the way, right on time itself. It shocked me at the time because in my twenty-seven years here
Here is some examples of what is perceived as appropriate or inappropriate deportment in Japan. With the exception of a few misdeeds, the Japanese have very similar values to the West when it comes to decent comportment on public transportation. However, some behaviour might be taken more seriously and could trigger some dirty looks on […]