Apr 29, 2014

Japan asks for role in Malaysian jet probe panel

Japan has requested to be part of the international panel Malaysia is setting up to investigate the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Tuesday. “We welcome their participation. Then we will have a panel of experts that is ...

Doomed Korean ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Apr 18, 2014

Doomed Korean ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Investigations into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people still missing and ...

Jan 17, 2014

U.S. to send investigator to Japan over Dreamliner glitch

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it will participate in Japan’s investigation of a smoke event involving a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jetliner. NTSB aircraft systems investigator Mike Bauer will travel to Japan to assist with the investigation, it said. White smoke was ...

Jul 17, 2013

Hiroshima teen's friends questioned over death

Police began questioning on a voluntary basis three friends of a 16-year-old girl arrested Sunday for allegedly dumping the body of a former classmate on a mountain in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, police sources said Wednesday. The arrested girl has told the police that she ...

Feb 27, 2013

JOC tackles in-depth interrogation of female judoka

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday it has debriefed at least 11 of the 15 female judo wrestlers who lodged a joint complaint accusing their former coach of physical and verbal violence. JOC executive member Yosuke Fujiwara said the interviews of the women, which ...