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Suica Penguin Store

The Suica Penguin store at Tokyo Station opened recently. I decided to follow up on my article the other day and take a visit to Minami guchi at Tokyo Station to see the Penguin Stadium, Pensta.…

JR Suica Ticket Machine

JR are changing over some of their ticket machines to this new version. At Shinagawa Station, the staff were putting up posters and showing people how to use the machines on the weekend. Looks like JR is pushing ahead with the…

Suica x Matsuya

Suica, JR's electronic payment card, and Matsuya, a popular teishoku eating place, have a promotion for customers who use their Suica card to pay for a meal at Matsuya between 5 November and 23rd November, 2009. Here is another…

JR Suica Adverts

SUICA, Super Urban Intelligent Card, was introduced in 2001 and has steadily increased in its functionality and user base. Now most Japanese commuters in Tokyo use SUICA to swipe through the ticket gates and go to work. You can also use…

Penguin Stadium

The Suica Penguin character has a new store opened at Tokyo Station, inside the ticket gates at Yaesu Minami exit. It is called Penguin Stadium or Pensta. Suica has also joined forces with the electronic payment cards popular in…

Conbini Monday Wk43

This conbini monday falls on the 1st day of March. I can't believe 2 months of 2010 are already gone. Another month and we will be 25% through the year. Wow!! As well as the new food and drink, there are always some old…

Father of i-mode

Mr Natsuno (夏野さん) is well known in Japan as the creator of Docomo's Imode platform for their cell phones. I had the chance to go to a speech yesterday at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ) and hear him talk about his vision…

Conbini Monday Wk26

Looks like Conbini Monday is about 6 months old, as we enter Week 26. This weeks goodies come from a mixture of Family Mart, where I spent my lost 1,000 yen, 7 Eleven and JR's Newdays. What is your…

Nara Promotion

Next year, 2010, Nara will be celebrating 1300 years since it was the capital of Japan as 平城京 (Heijo-kyo). A number of events are scheduled throughout the year with special events from April. As part of the Nara tourist promotion…

Cheeba kun, Chiba

I was invited to a party given by a friend who is a Council Member of the Ichikawa City Council in Chiba. Maki Namiki's blog can be found here detailing her activities. She is also planning to start using Twitter soon joining other…