Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

Jul 7, 2015

Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

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The taxi industry is looking at a range of initiatives to improve service for customers, ranging from training drivers as tour guides to adopting larger vehicles. One program already proving popular gives priority to pregnant women entering labor. The pioneering pregnancy-priority dispatch service by ...

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

Jun 22, 2015

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

A heatwave in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people, health officials said Sunday. “Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others (have died) in three districts of Sindh,” provincial health ...

Jun 8, 2015

Kobe probes hospital over liver transplant deaths

The Kobe Municipal Government inspected a newly opened hospital on Monday where five out of nine patients who received livers from living donors died within a month of undergoing the procedure. The inspection, based on the Medical Care Act, came after the death of ...