NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

Jan 6, 2016

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to urge power companies to inspect for possible problems related to the installation of electric cables for safety equipment at their nuclear power plants. At Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and other nuclear power ...

'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015

Dec 15, 2015

'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015

The kanji an, which denotes safety or peace, best symbolizes the national mood in 2015, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday. The character reflects the claims and counterclaims that rang out nationwide when the Abe administration steamrolled security bills through the Diet this ...

Jul 29, 2015

Rider of brakeless bike is first to get safety course summons

Osaka’s public safety commission will order a 29-year-old man to attend a bicycle safety lecture after repeated road violations, in the first such case following a legal revision last month, police said Wednesday. The man, a resident of Osaka’s Taisho Ward, was given traffic ...

Apr 28, 2015

Takata air bags linked to 105 injuries, 6 deaths: U.S. lawmaker

Takata Corp. has expanded the number of alleged incidents related to its defective car air bags to 105 injuries and six deaths, a U.S. lawmaker said Monday. Takata recently provided updated information to the U.S. Senate Commerce Department, said Bill Nelson, the ranking member ...