Jun 3, 2015

Ministry to require portable toilets, drinking water in elevators

The infrastructure ministry and the elevator industry agreed that drinking water and portable toilets should be stored in elevators in preparation for emergency stoppages after earthquakes, the ministry said. The agreement was reached at a meeting after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck near islands south ...

Suga calls for quicker elevator checks after earthquakes

Jun 1, 2015

Suga calls for quicker elevator checks after earthquakes

The infrastructure ministry has been asked to come up with ways to ensure elevators are restored faster following an earthquake after it emerged that tens of thousands of people were trapped in upper floors of skyscrapers and high-rise apartments on Saturday night. Chief Cabinet ...

Mar 12, 2013

Schindler ex-managers deny guilt in elevator death

Two ex-managers of elevator maker Schindler Elevator K.K. pleaded not guilty at the start of their trial Monday in connection with an elevator accident that killed a 16-year-old high school boy in a Tokyo apartment complex in 2006. Hitoshi Kamisasanuki, 61, and Ryuichi Harada, ...