Dec 2, 2016

Diet hikes safety fines 100-fold for charter bus industry

The Upper House passed a revision to the road transportation law on Friday that allows the fine for safety violations involving chartered buses to be hiked 100-fold to ¥100 million ($875,000). The revision follows a ski bus accident in Nagano Prefecture earlier this year ...

Iwate city gets creative in quest for public feedback

Nov 30, 2016

Iwate city gets creative in quest for public feedback

Efforts by a city in Iwate Prefecture to improve local bus services via customer input on cleverly designed questionnaires is garnering positive feedback on social media sites. The city of Takizawa has been distributing questionnaires that resemble bingo cards to passengers in the hope ...

Oct 11, 2016

Isetan Mitsukoshi offering luxury bus tours

It’s a terrestrial take on the luxurious ocean liner. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. is offering tours by bus in spacious comfort for big-spending foreign visitors. It has remodeled a full-size 45-seater bus to seat only 10, giving them first-class space and service. The bus ...

Apr 24, 2016

Narita-based bus lines reaching out to distant tourist spots

An increasing number of expressway bus services based at Narita International Airport are extending their reach to cover distant tourist areas, such as the central Hokuriku region. The trend is a result of collaborative efforts being made by Narita International Airport Corp., bus lines ...

Argentina bus crash kills 43 police officers

Dec 15, 2015

Argentina bus crash kills 43 police officers

At least 43 police officers were killed Monday when a bus in a convoy in northern Argentina blew a tire and veered off the side of a bridge, falling about 65 feet (20 meters) in an accident that brought the sad state of the ...

Tour bus crashes in Kumamoto, injuring 20 South Koreans

Apr 23, 2015

Tour bus crashes in Kumamoto, injuring 20 South Koreans

A tourist bus slammed into a tree along the road in Kumamoto Prefecture, injuring 20 South Korean passengers on board, police said. The injuries were not life-threatening and the passengers all remained conscious, they added. The police said the bus had been driving on ...