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Welcome back to JapanaTour, the series of articles that appear every Thursday. Today, we're breaking the rules and putting this out on Friday. No one can stop me now! It's time for a short break from awesome Japanese location...


In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, advertisements were pulled across the board from Japanese television so as to not be insensitive by virtue of bombarding people with commercialism. However, one commercial has now ri...


This morning, on my way to Akihabara (where else?), I took the JR Yamanote from my place towards that direction. I was in a bit of a morning daze, so I didn't notice at first. It wasn't until I saw people walking from the nex...


First there were maid trains, and that was great.But now? Butler trains. A butler café in Tokyo by the name of Swallowtail has partnered with the Kinki Nippon Tourist agency and started selling tick...




Hojo Railway Co., a railway station in Japan has appointed two baby monkeys as stationmasters of its Hojo-cho Station. The train company accepted the proposition to assign these monkeys in an att...


Thank you, Japan, for finally adding complex model train sets to your hotel rooms. Now, when I bring a girl back to one of these special hotels, I can ravage not only her, but the city of Tokyo as well!It seems like I've got ...


Trains in Japan normally have a little melody to let you know when you've arrived at a station. As of recently, however, Japan Probe reports that the melody at one of the train stops is a little different. Suntory has paid Ja...


Ever thought (or even believed) the stereotype that all people in Asian countries know some form of martial arts? Well, it might become true shortly. Figures were released this week by twenty-five railway companies in Japan, ...


Cell phones are pretty much a necessity in today's world. Could imagine a day without yours? Honestly, it would kind of suck. There's a downside to everyone and their grandmother having a cell phone, though. Annoyances; high ...


Where to you go to meet potential lovers? The club? The mall? Anime cons? How about the train? That could actually work if you were to ride on the JR East's Koumi line today in Japan. There's one train car that is actual...






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