Bilingual traffic signs to debut in July

Apr 13, 2017

Bilingual traffic signs to debut in July

Japan will introduce bilingual traffic signs in July as visitors surge ahead of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. The National Police Agency on Thursday unveiled stop and slow-down signs, each with English translations beneath the Japanese words. The new versions will gradually replace ...

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

Sep 13, 2016

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said. The figure is the highest since the agency began compiling comparable statistics in 1968. The figure covers ...

Aug 2, 2016

Masayoshi Sakaguchi named head of National Police Agency

The government approved on Tuesday the appointment of Masayoshi Sakaguchi, deputy commissioner-general of the National Police Agency, as the NPA’s 26th commissioner-general, it’s top-ranking officer. Sakaguchi, 58, will succeed Masahito Kanetaka, 62. Shunichi Kuryu, 57, head of the Commissioner-General’s Secretariat, will take over Sakaguchi’s ...