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Transportation in Japan and the U.S. By Dan Chargo Transportation in Japan Efficient public transport systems Trains Subways Buses Rush hour 8-9am and 5pm Trains Train network Japan Railways Rail Passes High Speed Trains (Shinkansen) 1 st bullet train 1964 300 km/h

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transportation in japan
Transportation in Japan
  • Efficient public transport systems
  • Trains
  • Subways
  • Buses

Rush hour 8-9am and 5pm

trains
Trains
  • Train network
  • Japan Railways
  • Rail Passes
high speed trains shinkansen
High Speed Trains(Shinkansen)
  • 1st bullet train 1964
  • 300 km/h
  • Tokyo to major cities
buses
Buses
  • A main form of public transit
  • Highway buses
  • Complicated system for fares
taxi s
Taxi’s
  • Major cities
  • Relatively expensive
  • Very nice inside
bicycles jitensha
Bicycles (Jitensha)
  • Common for all ages
  • Theft
ferries
Ferries

Geographic layout

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Cars
  • Cities
  • Rural Areas
  • Gas efficient
  • 3.84/gallon

Kei-class

commuting numbers
Commuting numbers

For company workers

  • 48% train/subway
  • 24% car
  • 9% bus/street car
  • 9% bike
  • 7% walk
  • 3% motorcycle
u s transportation
U.S. Transportation
  • Buses
  • Taxi/Subways in some major cities
  • Automobiles
buses12
Buses
  • Commuting/ school
  • Downtown areas
automobiles
Automobiles
  • Fuel Consumption
similarities
Similarities
  • Buses in cities
  • Use of Taxi’s
  • Airplanes
differences
Differences
  • Population Density
  • Bicycles
  • Trains
  • Ferries
  • Cars
more cars
More Cars
  • Japans auto industry
  • Japan exports 4 million in 03 imports 281000
  • US exports 1.3 million in 03 imports 5.7 million
japanese cars in the us
Japanese cars in the US
  • 817000 Japanese cars sold in us in 03
  • 4 of top 5 top selling passenger cars 03
  • High quality
big names in the auto business
Japanese

Honda

Toyota

Nissan

Mazda

Mitsubishi

Subaru

American

Ford

General Motors

Chrysler

Big names in the auto business
traffic laws in japan
Traffic Laws in Japan
  • Left side of road
  • 18 year old minimum
  • Signs Japanese/ English
  • Speed limits
bibliography
Bibliography
  • www.Japan-guide.com
  • www.wikepedia.com
  • Wards Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures 2004