Less People Around Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station

Less people around Tokyo's Ikebukuro station

Saturday morning around Tokyo's Ikebukuro station was quieter than usual as people appeared to be following a request to stay home. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government continues to urge against nonessential weekend outings as a way of containing the coronavirus.

Department stores stand shuttered behind posters advising of temporary closures. The district's major electronics stores have also shortened their opening hours.

Less People Around Tokyo's Shibuya Station

Less people around Tokyo's Shibuya station

A request by Tokyo's governor that people stay home this weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak had shown some results on Saturday morning. Observers reported seeing fewer people than usual around the major rail hub of Shibuya.

A few people were sitting on the benches near the Hachiko dog statue, a popular meeting spot.

New Harajuku Station Building Opens

New Harajuku Station building opens

A new train station building at Harajuku on Tokyo's Yamanote loop line has replaced the 96-year-old adjacent structure, which was famous for being the oldest wooden station building in the capital.

The last train rolled out from the old platforms in the early hours of Saturday. East Japan Railway will demolish the wooden edifice, which it says is not sufficiently fire resistant.

New Station Opens On Tokyo's Yamanote Line

New station opens on Tokyo's Yamanote Line

Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday for the opening of the first new train station on Tokyo's Yamanote line in about half a century.

Takanawa Gateway Station between Shinagawa and Tamachi is the 30th station on the loop line, which is operated by East Japan Railway Company, or JR East.

S.korean Woman Remembers Son's Train Station Death

S.Korean woman remembers son's train station death

A South Korean woman has visited the station in Tokyo where her son was killed 19 years ago while attempting to save a man who had fallen onto the tracks.

The 26-year-old student, Lee Su-hyon, and a Japanese photographer jumped from the platform at JR Shin-Okubo station to try to save the man on January 26, 2001. All three were hit by a train and killed.

Fourteen Johnny's Artists Added To 'music Station Super Live'

Fourteen Johnny's artists added to 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE'

The second artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's year-end special 'MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2019' (December 27 from 12:00 noon) has been revealed. 

Fourteen Johnny's artists have been announced at this time, including Arashi, A.B.C-Z, KAT-TUN, Kanjani8, Kis-My-Ft2, KinKi Kids, King & Prince, Johnny's WEST, SixTONES vs. Snow Man, Sexy Zone, NEWS, V6, Hey! Say! JUMP, and Yamashita Tomohisa. 

Japanese 'ekiben' May Be Sold In Paris Station

Japanese 'Ekiben' may be sold in Paris station

The iconic boxed meals adored by train travelers in Japan could soon be available at a train station in Paris.

A company in northeastern Japan selling local specialty "Ekiben" wants to promote the cuisine in the French capital.

Construction Begins On Kanagawa Maglev Station

Construction begins on Kanagawa maglev station

Construction has begun on one of six stations for ultra-high-speed maglev trains in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

Officials from the Central Japan Railway Company, which will operate the magnetically levitated trains, and representatives of local municipalities attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

Japan To Take Part In Lunar Space Station Project

Japan to take part in lunar space station project

Japan says it will participate in a US-led project to put a space station into orbit around the moon.

The government made the decision on Friday at a meeting of the Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy, attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and cabinet ministers.

Typhoon-hit Railway Station Near Tokyo Congested

Typhoon-hit railway station near Tokyo congested

Commuters had to endure long lines at a key railway station near Tokyo on Tuesday where the escalators and automatic ticket gates were not operating after being damaged by Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway's Musashi-Kosugi Station, south of Tokyo, was flooded at the weekend due to torrential rain.