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Hokkaido Shinkansen Line opens

Hokkaido is now officially linked to the capital of Japan via a Shinkansen.  Right on schedule as I blogged about last year. The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which runs between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Hokkaido, and slices the travel time from Tokyo to Hokkaido by 53 minutes, is...

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Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen launched in March this year connecting  Tokyo to Kanazawa, come March 2016 there will be another Shinkansen launch when Tokyo gets linked with Hokkaido via the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. will provide 13 round-trips per day...

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Hokuriku Shinkansen – Tokyo-Kanazawa

Japan’s newest bullet train is set to start service on March 14th. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will operate between Nagano and Kanazawa. The new route will provide scenic views of the passing countryside such as the  Tateyama Range which looks spectacular in varying seasons. The Hokuriku Shinkansen is a...

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Why did I fall in love with Nagoya?

I have trouble believing that my trip to Japan is now almost 3 years ago. I used to be able to say I visited Japan this year, then I had to say last year, then year before last now In May 2014 all I can say...

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Practical Japanese: No Smoking in Car No 12

Welcome to the third entry in a series I am calling “practical Japanese” where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they...

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Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

Practical Japanese is a new series I am starting where from time to time I will publish a photo and/or video displaying Japanese characters whether Kanji, Katakana, Hiranga or a combination of them. I hope that seeing Japanese being used is a practical everyday sense...

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E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut

Train enthusiasts in Japan are ecstatic as East Japan Railway Company (JR East) official debuted the E5 Series Shinkansen or “Hayabusa” today which will be operating on the Tōhoku Shinkansen Line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori with major stations like Sendai and Morioka. Hayabusa is Japanese for...

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Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of HonshÅ«, Japan’s main island and is now home to two brand new train stations and fully connected to the country’s high speed rail network. The Tohoku Shinkansen Line has expanded to Shin-Aomori Station which now connects it to...

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Japan – Smashbox by Tom Banks

Just when I thought Japan themed videos could not get any more awesome and trust me I’ve shared a few and watched a whole lot, I surfed into Japan – Smashbox by Tom Banks. Just as artsy as the last video I shared called Japan...

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