Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

Jun 24, 2014

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs slammed his car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in Tokyo’s bustling Ikebukuro district, injuring seven people, police said. Three of the victims sustained serious injuries, while a woman was thrown into a state of cardiac arrest. The ...

Osaka police crack down on reckless cyclists

Apr 24, 2014

Osaka police crack down on reckless cyclists

The Osaka Prefectural Police are stiffening their crackdown on reckless cyclists following a sharp increase in serious accidents. One of the most notorious problem areas has been the famous Tenjinbashisuji shopping street in the city of Osaka, where the use of bicycles has been ...

Apr 10, 2014

Accidents for first-, second-graders surge in May: NPA

Accidents on the street involving first- and second-grade elementary school kids tend to surge in May, the National Police Agency said in a survey Thursday. The survey said 74 percent of the accidents occur after school, often when children rush into roads or cross ...

Driver in Nagoya rents car, runs over 13 people

Feb 23, 2014

Driver in Nagoya rents car, runs over 13 people

A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after intentionally steering his car onto a sidewalk and hitting 13 pedestrians near Nagoya Station, the police said. “I tried to kill people with the car,” Ryota Onogi, 30, was quoted as telling investigators ...