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Posted in: JR East luxury sleeper train makes debut See in context

It's a great pity they have taken out the regular night trains like the Akebono which made affordable travel much easier, particularly for those who struggle with night buses.

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Posted in: 225 attacks on conductors, other staff reported by 16 train companies in 2015 See in context

I'm interested to see stats on aggression on the new Yamanote line. The video advertising is sensory overstimulation. I find it much more stressful commute than on the old Yamanote trains. Would not be surprised at all if it leads to more aggressive behaviour.

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Posted in: City in Niigata drops milk from school lunches See in context

Sounds more like cost cutting to me.

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Posted in: Gov't to promote 7 new tourist routes See in context

There are some amazingly scenic local railway lines. Would love to see more effort go into promoting them.

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Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories See in context

Anyone denying the existence of comfort women through the war would be well advised to read David McNeill's article which has a must watch video of an interview with a Japanese war veteran.

http://www.japanfocus.org/-David-McNeill/4202

Prof Hayashi from Todai makes it clear that it's Abe who had brought it to the international stage, not Asahi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdaAsilg1qo

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