Nov 22, 2016

Tokyo commuters and other travelers rattled by quake

Tuesday morning’s powerful earthquake may have been centered off the Tohoku coast, but it also had an impact on Tokyo, where disruptions in train services left commuters and other travelers stranded. At JR Ueno Station, people wanting to travel to Tohoku formed long lines ...

English-language services debut at two key police boxes in Tokyo

Oct 1, 2016

English-language services debut at two key police boxes in Tokyo

The Metropolitan Police Department on Friday launched English-language services at two police boxes in the capital to help deal with the tourism surge in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics. The foreigner-friendly police boxes are in the Kabukicho entertainment district in Shinjuku Ward and ...

Penguin park opens in Shinjuku

Jul 16, 2016

Penguin park opens in Shinjuku

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JR Shinjuku Station held a ceremony to unveil a new park and bronze penguin statue representing the mascot for East Japan Railway Co.’s (JR East) Suica IC card at its recently opened south exit, on Saturday. Station officials hope the nature-themed artwork will rival ...