Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Business Jul 18, 2018

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during Tokyo rush hour is never a pleasant commuter experience. It only gets worse during the humid summer months. That's why Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has launched the Jisa Biz campaign to combat train overcrowding in the run-up to ...

Shibuya readies for Halloween party throngs

National Oct 27, 2016

Shibuya readies for Halloween party throngs

by Daisuke Kikuchi

To avoid turmoil near JR Shibuya Station when it is flooded with partygoers over Halloween, the Metropolitan Police Department will for the first time dedicate two nearby streets to pedestrians only from Friday through Monday, depending on traffic conditions. Roughly 90 events will be held ...

National Aug 13, 2014

Vacation exodus during Bon holidays peaks, with long traffic jams

The annual rush of travelers during the country's mid-August Bon holidays peaked Wednesday, with roads, train stations and airports congested as people headed for their hometowns and other destinations. Bumper-to-bumper traffic stretched 47 km along a section of the Kan-etsu Expressway in Saitama Prefecture at ...