Two men deny dangerous driving in fatal Hokkaido accident

Oct 17, 2016

Two men deny dangerous driving in fatal Hokkaido accident

Two men who allegedly caused a fatal car accident in Hokkaido last year that killed four of a five-member family and seriously injured one, denied charges of dangerous driving as their trial opened Monday. Prosecutors said construction worker Ryuji Tanikoshi, 28, and Ryuichi Komi, ...

Top four breweries log first-half growth in operating profit

Aug 7, 2016

Top four breweries log first-half growth in operating profit

Japan’s top four breweries enjoyed growth in operating profit in the first half as brisk domestic operations more than offset overseas declines caused by the yen’s appreciation, their financial statements show. Suntory Holdings Ltd. posted a record group operating profit for January-June for the ...

Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run

Mar 21, 2016

Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run

East Japan Railway Co.’s flagship Cassiopeia sleeper train completed its last return journey from Sapporo to Tokyo on Monday morning, marking the end of an era. Cassiopeia will now disappear from the rail operator’s timetable after the 17-hour trip wrapped up at JR Ueno ...