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Tokyo Metro to put more security staff on platforms

Sep 28, 2016

Tokyo Metro to put more security staff on platforms

Tokyo Metro Co. will increase the number of security guards on platforms and improve communication between staff after a blind man recently fell on the tracks and was killed, officials said Tuesday. But the officials said deploying additional staff is only a stopgap measure ...

Mount Fuji draws nearly 250,000 climbers in 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Mount Fuji draws nearly 250,000 climbers in 2016

In Japan you won’t escape the crowds by climbing Mount Fuji. A total of 248,461 people ascended above the eighth stations on the mountain’s four approaches this season, up 6 percent from last year, the Environment Ministry has said. The ministry on Tuesday attributed ...

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

Sep 28, 2016

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

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In contrast to the familiar images of cows grazing in the picturesque Alps, Switzerland is a country also known for its technological innovations, in particular in civil engineering. The nation in the heart of Europe has recently finished work on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, ...