Railway heavyweight JR (Japan Railway), which was the national railway until privatization in 1987, has begun a new promotion for its high-speed ‘shinkansen’ (bullet train) network using a GPS location game. All six of the JR passengers companies, spread from Hokkaido to Kyushu, are involved in “Nihon Rettou Judan, Challenge Shinkansen” [J] (Bullet Train Challenge… Continue reading Japan Railway GPS Challenge Requires Users To Visit Bullet Train Stations Nationwide
January 2010 Japan-IT Links (part 2)
News on the latter half of January 2010 which we did not write as a dedicated article. Part 1 is here. Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated. METI Lottery In Exchange For Used Cellphone Campaign Collaborates Hatsune Miku Chinese Guy In Saitama Arrested By Providing Proxy Servers For Chinese Gamers To Play… Continue reading January 2010 Japan-IT Links (part 2)
Is WiFi availability A Key To Choose The Route For Business Travellers and Commuters?
In order to save your daily expense in such a recession time, if you’d like to subscribe to the charge-free news service with the iPhone instead of purchasing newspaper at the station kiosk every morning, you must feel uncomfortable to download its content data on the train. The iPhone apps requiring a huge amount of… Continue reading Is WiFi availability A Key To Choose The Route For Business Travellers and Commuters?
Laptop users plugging in at stations risk police visit
In US airports, many people can be seen using their laptops plugged in to nearby outlets. If you do that in Japan, you could be arrested by the police. In February 2004, a man using a power outlet in Nagoya Station was questioned by railroad police. The case was reported to the prosecutor’s office as… Continue reading Laptop users plugging in at stations risk police visit