Aug 20, 2013

Bon voyagers on trains, planes surged over last year

The number of people who traveled on major train services and domestic and international flights over the Bon summer holiday period rose from a year before, according to data from major domestic airlines and six passenger service firms in the Japan Railways Group. About ...

Jan 23, 2013

Wayward cyclists face clampdown

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office will start pressing criminal charges against cyclists who repeatedly ignore red lights amid a growing number of traffic accidents involving bicycles. The decision, announced Monday, takes effect this month. Until now, Tokyo cyclists have rarely been charged for ...