Jul 27, 2015

Fatal plane crash leaves Chofu residents fearful

Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Chofu, western Tokyo, has incited fears among residents of the normally quiet neighborhood that they might be involved in a similar accident in the future. The accident, in which a light plane slammed into a residential area, left three ...

Three dead as light plane crashes in Tokyo suburb

Jul 26, 2015

Three dead as light plane crashes in Tokyo suburb

Three people were killed and five others injured when a small private aircraft crashed into homes in the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday, police said. Aerial images showed a scene of devastation after a fire ripped through adjacent buildings. Three of the ...

Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

Jul 26, 2015

Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in southern Italy has risen to nine after one of those hurt succumbed to his injuries Sunday, a hospital source said. Seven people were killed on the spot and several others were injured on ...

1985 JAL crash kin publish messages of sorrow 30 years on

Jul 24, 2015

1985 JAL crash kin publish messages of sorrow 30 years on

Relatives of people who died in the August 1985 Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash have published a collection of written notes about the victims by about 40 of those closest to them, to mark the accident’s 30th anniversary. “In the book, people who had ...

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...