Jun 13, 2013

Railway hopes 'love station' lures romantically inclined

In an attempt to lure romantically inclined visitors, the operator of a remote railway station in Tottori Prefecture held an event Sunday marking the train stop’s love-themed renovation. The walls and roof of Koiyamagata Station — one of the nation’s four stations whose names ...

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

Mar 15, 2013

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya Station is going through yet another change: Starting Saturday, the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will be directly connected, enabling passengers to travel between Saitama and Yokohama without changing trains. “There will be a main artery (connecting ...