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JR Convenience Stores

Looks like 7-Eleven have realized that NEWDAYS, the Japan Railway in-station convenience stores that grew out of small kiosk shops, have been gaining ground in the competitive convenience store market. NEWDAYS have been popping up…

Shinagawa InterCity

Shinagawa is one of the major stations on the Yamanote-sen. It also has platforms for the Shinkansen, Narita Express、Tokaido-honsen, Shonan-Liner and other local trains, JR and Keihin-kyuko lines. In total it has 15 JR regular…

Rail Fans

Trains are always popular in Japan and there are many books and magazines available for rail fans to enjoy. Just recently a number of new magazines have come out with some great pictures of trains and Japan scenery. These…

Elevator Manners

It is always good to see workers of large corporations taking the initiative themselves. It looks like at Shibuya station, they decided there was a need for a sign in the elevator and they had to make one themselves. Although it…

Ikoma Cable Car

Only a few years after trains first starting running in Japan back in the late 1800's, and when it still took about 12 hours to travel from Tokyo to Osaka, the Ikoma Cable Railway was established in 1918 in the Kansai area. It is the…