Rush of returning Golden Week travelers peaks

May 6, 2014

Rush of returning Golden Week travelers peaks

The rush of travelers returning from domestic and overseas trips during the Golden Week holiday period peaked on Tuesday, with vacationers crowding trains, airports and expressways bound for Tokyo and other cities. Japan Railway companies said reserved seats on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen ...

Asia-Pacific cities first to usher in New Year

Dec 31, 2013

Asia-Pacific cities first to usher in New Year

by Rod Mcguirk

Sydney’s iconic opera house and harbor bridge will sparkle with tons of exploding fireworks, while smog concerns have dampened such pyrotechnic displays in at least one polluted Chinese city and Japanese temples will ring 108 times as Asia-Pacific countries become the first to usher ...

Transport packed as Golden Week U-turn begins

May 6, 2013

Transport packed as Golden Week U-turn begins

Holidaymakers crammed bullet trains, flights and highways bound for Tokyo and other cities Sunday as the Golden Week holidays began to wrap up. Heavy congestion was expected on expressways Sunday evening, the Japan Road Traffic Information Center warned. A 50-km bottleneck was expected on ...