Aug 19, 2015

Okinawa assembly protests U.S. Army helicopter crash

The Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution Wednesday protesting against the recent crash of a U.S. military helicopter near the prefecture. The resolution said the accident makes light of Okinawan people and is absolutely unacceptable. It called for a halt to flights of ...

Aug 18, 2015

Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations

Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week’s deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China’s emerging economic hub. Toyota said over half its China production capacity would be offline ...

Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400

Aug 13, 2015

Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400

Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring as many as 400, official Chinese media reported. Authorities had lost contact with 36 firefighters on ...

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

Aug 12, 2015

JAL in quest to boost safety, 30 years after deadliest crash

The Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash of 1985, which killed 520 people, remains the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident ever and Japan’s last fatal accident involving a commercial flight. Three decades on, the airline faces the daunting challenge of maintaining employee commitment to safety. More ...