Survivor of '05 Amagasaki derailment writes book on ordeal

Apr 5, 2015

Survivor of '05 Amagasaki derailment writes book on ordeal

Aiko Okazaki, one of the most seriously injured survivors of the deadly Amagasaki train derailment in Hyogo Prefecture in 2005, has taken a positive outlook on life since returning from the verge of death. A decade after the accident killed 107 commuters on the ...

Kyoto fireworks festival blast probed

Aug 16, 2013

Kyoto fireworks festival blast probed

The explosion that ripped through a row of food stalls at a summer fireworks festival in Kyoto Prefecture and left 59 people injured may have been caused by a stall operator gassing up a running generator.