Do I need to comment on these numbers? We do feel this every dau with the famous subway pushing. However, the transport system is mega developed. The next alternatives would come ftom flexi time or home based employees but Japan is very reluctant to those so far.
Key airports and railway stations in Japan’s major urban areas became congested with travelers Thursday as the annual rush of Obon summer holidaymakers got into full swing. A number of domestic flights from Haneda airport in Tokyo, notably those bound for the northern main island of Hokkaido and southern islands…
Source : Japan’s summer holiday exodus gets into full swing
In my case, I would live this 100% as I was going on a business trip to Nagoya. So far, I am not able to purchase my tickets online since JR does not provide this functionality in English (to my knowledge). So, each time I travel, I need to pay a first trip to a JR station, queue at the counter and purchase my ticket. Then, on the day, go to the station again for the actual travel. This week, I had been so busy that I did not find the time to go and buy my ticket in advance and found myself queuing to see that all trains were full. On the Tokaido Shinkansen, which is the one that goes to Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, there are many trains, up to one every 10mn, I still had to let 7 of those pass by until I had one with a middle seat available.
Despite that, people remain quiet, peaceful, the platforms are busy but not congestioned, you simply stand in line and all goes fine!! Viva Japan
Here what I read in the press and watch at the news. However, on a day to day, I also notice that my colleagues no longer discuss this and are even sometimes reluctant to do so. We dont notice of course anything different in our routine, just that some areas in western Japan have started to think of safety measures, alert drills, exercises,
The Japanese government was on high alert on Wednesday after an overnight news report that North Korea can now arm its missiles with miniaturized nuclear warheads. Threats posed by North Korea ‘have reached the level at which we have to remain vigilant about and properly monitor whether it already possesses…
Source : Japan on alert after report of N Korea’s nuclear-tipped missile threat – Japan Today
With meteorological agencies in Japan declaring the rainy season officially over, it’s time for the sunny days of summer! Of course, the sunny days of summer are also the blisteringly hot days of summer, but they’re alternatively, as those of us who like to look on the bright side would argue, the…
Source : 10 ice cream and popsicle brands to try when you’re in Japan – Japan Today