Dec 2, 2016

Diet hikes safety fines 100-fold for charter bus industry

The Upper House passed a revision to the road transportation law on Friday that allows the fine for safety violations involving chartered buses to be hiked 100-fold to ¥100 million ($875,000). The revision follows a ski bus accident in Nagano Prefecture earlier this year ...

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Nov 29, 2016

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Unlike other countries where they make more red wine than white, wineries in Japan produced more white wine in fiscal 2015 in terms of products using only domestically grown grapes, a National Tax Agency survey has shown. The reason for this, said Hiroshi Ito, ...

Record 3,043 people lost in mountains in Japan in 2015

Jun 16, 2016

Record 3,043 people lost in mountains in Japan in 2015

The number of people who were reported missing in mountains across Japan in 2015 reached a record high of 3,043, up 249 from the previous year, police data showed Thursday. Of those, 335 died or remain unaccounted for, up 24, and 1,151 were injured, ...