Explosion rocks warehouse at U.S. military base in Kanagawa

Aug 24, 2015

Explosion rocks warehouse at U.S. military base in Kanagawa

An explosion rocked a warehouse at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 km southwest of Tokyo, but there were no reports of injuries, fire officials said on Monday. The local fire department said it received a call just after midnight ...

Japanese firms face difficulties grasping damage from Tianjin blasts

Aug 16, 2015

Japanese firms face difficulties grasping damage from Tianjin blasts

Japanese companies operating in Tianjin were facing difficulties on Saturday grasping damage to their facilities from devastating explosions that rocked an industrial port in the northern China city earlier in the week. Entry to areas around the site of Wednesday’s blast has been restricted, ...

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 5, 2015

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Safety on one of America’s busiest commuter rail services was under the spotlight Wednesday after a packed passenger train slammed into a jeep, killing six people north of Manhattan. It was the worst of three deadly crashes in less than two years on the ...

Noted AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

Aug 14, 2014

Noted AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world. As an Associated Press video journalist, he covered popes in the serene ...

Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Jun 30, 2014

Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. on Monday resumed operations at its silicon plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, where a massive explosion killed five people and injured 13 workers on Jan. 9. The explosion occurred at one of the plant’s facilities when about 20 workers were cleaning ...

Explosion rocks tanker off Himeji; one missing

May 29, 2014

Explosion rocks tanker off Himeji; one missing

Four members of a tanker were seriously burned Thursday morning after their vessel was damaged by an explosion and fire off Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard and Himeji Fire Department said. Among the eight people on board, seven had been rescued and ...