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  1. thomas

    Travel News New Yamanote station named "Takanawa Gateway"

    The first "new station" on the Yamanote loop since Nishi-Nippori Station opened in 1971 will be called "Takanawa Gateway" (高輪ゲートウェイ駅). The name was chosen based on public submissions; though"Takanawa" placed first, JR East decided to name the new station "Takanawa Gateway" (ranked 130th). The...
  2. mdchachi

    Retro video: 1994 Halloween Yamanote

    It's October now so a good time to post videos of the Yamanote Halloween Party Train ride around Tokyo in 1994. I knew nothing about it but my Japanese friend asked me to join him in this annual event and so we went. We dressed up (if you can call it that) as Beavis & Butthead. I had no idea...