Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

Lifestyle Mar 19, 2016

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Commuting to and from work during peak hours in Tokyo can be an utterly soul-destroying experience. With passengers jammed in like sardines in a can, the suffocating conditions on many trains can elevate stress levels and cause tempers to fray. Given the sheer number of ...

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

Travel Mar 12, 2016

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

by Mark Andrews

Mount Fuji whizzes by as I drive the Tokaido N700 series shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya. "Don't let the speed go above 270 kilometers per hour," warns Kaori Takagi. I heed the warning, though Takagi is not a shinkansen driver instructor. We are, in ...