Tokyo Subway: View from the Driver's Seat (VIDEO)

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Traveling home from the Tokyo Skytree, an AkihabaraNews editor found himself with the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the front window of the lead car. Most days we only see the a lateral view, i.e., the world going by as a real-life scenery roll. Every once again, you get a nice clear shot from the very first or very last car - and if you're lucky, you might be holding an HD camera.

The Tokyo Subway System, via Wikipedia:

As of 2013, the entire network of Tokyo Metro and Toei (subway line) has 290 stations and 13 lines. The Tokyo Metro and Toei networks together carry a combined average of over eight million passengers daily. Despite being ranked first in worldwide subway usage, subways make up a small fraction of heavy rail rapid transit in Tokyo alone - only 274 out of 882 railway stations, as of 2007. The Tokyo subway at 8.7 million daily passengers only represents 22% of Tokyo's 40 million daily rail passengers.

Yes, there an an estimated 40 million rail passengers in Tokyo - daily!

Tokyo Metropolis: 36 Million Human Beings as Seen from Above (VIDEO)

That's a lot of humans, and a lot of opportunity for shenanigans. Readers, any good Tokyo train stories?

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Actually the noodle maker was already released in Taiwan and China, and Japan is the third country to sell it. However, Philips prepared something special only for Japan.

Panasonic is currently displaying the new LUMIX CM1, a digital camera with 1-inch sensor and Android 4.4, at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

LUMIX CM1 is scheduled to be released for about EUR 899 at the end of this year in Germany first, and then it will be released worldwide at the beginning of 2015.

 USB lighter "Jii! Jii! Jii!" - Cute, eco and convenient

 

Japanese love their cigarettes and are never without them and a lighter.  And recently, a cute singing lighter has arrived on the scene.  It is chargeable through your computer's USB port, giving hours of lighter fluid-free cigarette lighting.  Wind and rain? There's no flame so there's no problem!

Sing a long with Jii!  Fill your lungs with smoke and your heart with song!

 

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