Jul 6, 2014

'Dappo' drug car crash injures three in Tokyo

A car driven by a motorist allegedly under the influence of quasi-legal “dappo” drugs crashed into other vehicles in Tokyo’s Kita Ward on Sunday, injuring three people. According to Metropolitan Police Department officials at Akabane Station, the car, which had stopped at a red ...

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

Jun 24, 2014

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs slammed his car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in Tokyo’s bustling Ikebukuro district, injuring seven people, police said. Three of the victims sustained serious injuries, while a woman was thrown into a state of cardiac arrest. The ...

Bad drivers get stricter penalties

Nov 20, 2013

Bad drivers get stricter penalties

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday that imposes stricter penalties on drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or due to their medical condition. The bill, which cleared the House of Councilors and will take effect by May, ...

Aug 13, 2013

Woman in Brazil convicted over Japan road death

A Japanese-Brazilian woman was sentenced to 26 months in prison, commuted to one year of community service, Monday by a Sao Paulo district court for causing a road accident that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old Japanese girl in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2005. ...