Jun 18, 2015

Mountaineering accidents reached new heights in 2014

Japan logged 2,293 mountain-climbing accidents in 2014, up by 121 from the year before, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The number of people involved in the mishaps rose to 2,794 for the year, up by 81, the agency said. Both figures broke records ...

Jan 22, 2015

Testing elderly drivers for dementia

The National Police Agency will propose a revision to the traffic law to have drivers at least 75 years old who are suspected of suffering from senile dementia submit a medical certificate to the police indicating whether they should be allowed to keep driving.

Jan 11, 2015

Police deem over 2 million emergency calls 'unsuitable'

An urgent request for police assistance because there was no toilet paper in a public bathroom and a complaint that a vending machine had failed to return the correct change were but two examples of over 200 million emergency calls deemed “unsuitable” for response ...

Dec 4, 2014

Security report names anti-Korean group Zaitokukai for first time

An annual security report issued by the National Police Agency on Wednesday describes the anti-Korean group Zaitokukai as “one of the rightist civic groups operating based on radical nationalistic and anti-foreigner assertions.” The report warned that the group, which is campaigning for the abolition ...