May 26, 2015

Government wants increase in safe-driving features

The number of traffic accident deaths nationwide declined in 2014, but the share of elderly people killed was the highest in nearly 50 years, according to a government report issued Tuesday that called for further development in safe-driving technology like automatic braking systems. A ...

Tokyo's 47-km-long expressway loop fully opens

Mar 7, 2015

Tokyo's 47-km-long expressway loop fully opens

A 47-km-long expressway encircling central Tokyo fully opened on Saturday, some 50 years after it was planned, creating easier access to Haneda airport and potentially fewer traffic jams. The Central Circular Route is the first to fully open among three Tokyo-area ring expressways for ...

New Year's exodus reaches peak

Dec 30, 2014

New Year's exodus reaches peak

The New Year’s holiday exodus from Tokyo and other urban areas peaked Tuesday, with travelers packing major train stations and airports throughout the day. Domestic flights departing from Tokyo’s Haneda airport were almost fully booked, according to Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways ...

Dec 17, 2014

Panel to examine cycling safety measures after rise in collisions

As more people take to cycling and collisions with pedestrians increase, the transport ministry is looking at supporting municipalities’ efforts to build additional dedicated lanes. The ministry said it will set up a panel of experts Friday to examine the best way to promote ...